[Ti] Charging Problems

Arne Hulstein arne.hulstein at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 11:56:25 PDT 2009

Yep, PC's, even within a single brand and model year, are not as well
standardised as you'd hope. ;-)

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Scott Strehlow <strehlow at usermail.com>wrote:

> I screwed up an old compaq laptop by using the wrong wattage
> With PC laptops, there are several common adapter voltages in use, many
> with identical plugs.  I think all the Mac adapters put out the same
> voltage.
> As long as the output voltage is the same, it won't damage anything.  If
> the wattage is higher than the original, all will be fine.  The battery will
> probably charge a bit faster than it would with the smaller one, if you are
> using the Mac while it charges.  If it is off or asleep, it will probably
> charge at the same rate with either supply.  If the new one has a lower
> wattage, the battery might not charge at all if the Mac is on, and in any
> case the adapter will get much hotter than the larger one would.
> Scott
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