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Charger Voltage and Watt Differences

My original laptop charger burnt out. Can I replace it with a charger from the same company but a bit larger in voltage and watts? My original charger is 65W and the new one is 90W. My original charger's input is 100-240V 1.6A 50-60 Hz and output is 18.5V 3.5A. The new input is 100-240V 2.4A 50-60 Hz and output is 18.5V 4.9A. The negative and positives are all the same and stuff.

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  • Zhangg Jun 07, 2008

    My computer is actually a Compaq Presario C301NR but it didn't have that option..



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It hardly matters if u are using a 90 watt adapter instead of a 65watt
it will charger the battery much more faster
so you can use it
it should power on your system without the battery.... just check that first

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