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HP Brick 65w 3.5A can I use 120 w 6.5A?

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February 2, 2013 5:21:15 PM

G'day,
The cord on my 65 watt brick broke at the exit to the HP laptop. I have the same 18.5 voltage brick from another computer but it is 120 W and twice the amperage. Can the HP computer take the higher current? I have an adapter plug to go between the to to match pin size, but realize
it won't change the current. Am I safe to use???

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February 2, 2013 5:26:53 PM

Yes. Devices only use as much as they need.

The voltage needs to be within 5% or so and the polarity needs to be the same though.
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February 2, 2013 6:15:31 PM

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