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Can I use a different AC adapter?


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Can I use a different AC adapter?

  • The AC adapter for my Inspiron 1150 stopped working and I was wondering if a different model adapter would work.
    New model specs:
    - PA10 Family
    - 90 Watt Output
    - 100-120VAC 50/60Hz Input.
    - Output 19.5VDC @ 4.62A.
    Original model specs:
    -PA12 Family
    -65 Watt Output
    -100-240VAC 50/60Hz Input
    -Output 19.5VDC @ 3.34A
    Thanks for any help!
  • Not a good idea.  The new power supply has a different output rating.



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  • Okay. Thank you so much for your help.


  • Yes, you can use the other adaptor with no problems.
  • Hi,

    The new adapter is a " heavy duty " version of the old one.

                                                                                    Regards Chris