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Windows 7: Can HP charger be used for Gateway laptop?

17 Jan 2012   #21
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

bravo for admitting you were wrong - if only more people had the grace to do that!


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17 Jan 2012   #22
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I thought I made a mistake once but it turns out I was wrong.

Gregrocker make sure the polarity is correct on the plug or bad things might happen. A slight difference in voltage probably won't hurt anything. The laptop is going to filter it and regulate it some more anyway. If he doesn't have a battery in his laptop I wouldn't worry about the current rating being a little lower either. Whats listed is worst case scenario, laptop on and charging the battery. I have an old power pack from a dead Acer Laptop. It has the same voltage rating as the one that came with my Acer Aspire 5920 but a slightly lower current rating. It doesn't get as hot as the original power pack that came with laptop. I keep it as a spare and just leave it in my laptop carry bag. I do use it from time to time and don't worry about it. The original manufacturer power packs should be overload protected anyway.
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17 Jan 2012   #23
gregrocker

 

Thanks Alpha for even more detail. This is why I asked here instead of only googling, because I get advice I trust with greater depth of understanding. Now others can get the same info via Google.

We should never be ashamed to ask questions here, or expect to be belittled for not knowing the answer to something which others view as simple. It goes against everything that we stand for here.
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17 Jan 2012   #24
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would have to say that some generics must include this chip as well, because the generics I have gotten courtesy of eBay that were definitely not Dell OEM chargers, do in fact, charge the battery. One of the laptops has even moved on to a generic battery, but the generic charger can charge that just as well. Normally, I wouldn't recommend using either as a generic, but this person didn't have much cash to spare, and now the laptop is basically just a backup.
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17 Jan 2012   #25
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Thanks Alpha for even more detail. This is why I asked here instead of only googling, because I get advice I trust with greater depth of understanding. Now others can get the same info via Google.

We should never be ashamed to ask questions here, or expect to be belittled for not knowing the answer to something which others view as simple. It goes against everything that we stand for here.
No problem, I don't know the same things you don't know, know what I mean.
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17 Jan 2012   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What does a laptop see from a charger. Polarity, amps, volts, watts. If it plugs in and meets those conditions I still don't understand why it doesn't work.
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