Can a laptop run on a different brand charger?


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How can I tell if an AC adapter is compatible with my laptop?

Would it be possible for me to use another brand laptops charger with my laptop?


Toshiba Model PA-1750-04 charger
Input: 100-240V ~50-60hz 1.5A
Output: 19 V 3.95A


Gateway Liteon Model PA-1650-01
Input: 100-240V 1.6A 50-60hz
Output: 19V 3.42A

Starving College Kid not wanting to pay 80+ for a new charger…

Best Answer

  • There are three things to check:

    • Output voltage
    • Output current
    • Connector polarity

    As long as the voltage and polarity match, it wont hurt your laptop. If the current is lower, either it will charge your laptop slower, or not at all. Possibly it might damage the charger, but I don't think so.

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