OK! quicky question about power adapters:
If I need to replace a power adapter for a gadget I need to check the
following I( think):
1) the adapter can supply 110-240 volts (switching) - this is only a
*must check* if its a foreign device for example
2) The correct current type will be supplied (AC or DC)
3) The voltage is in the correct range (e.g. 5v)
4) the frequency is correct (e.g. 50-60Hz)
Now how about the current? For example the adapter for my laptop has
a picture of a line with a dotted line underneath then the value 6.7A
as the output... what is this saying? If I am replacing a device's
adapter - need I worry about this value?
Anything else one needs to check to avoid fires/explosions?
thanks and sorry for the somewhat trivial nature of the query - I am
guessing the readers of this group are well positioned to know the
- posted 14 years ago