Is charger ok for new battery?

By treblot
Dec 27, 2009
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  1. I got a new battery for my daughters Dell Inspiron 1501. It is a 9 cell 7800 MAH. I got it on ebay. The charger I also got on ebay last year. It is a model st-c-075-19500334ct, input:AC100-240V~1.5A 50/60Hz Output:19.5V-3.34A. I am wondering because the charger seems to be getting very hot, but the recommended charger on ebay has the same specs. Your help is greatly appreciated!
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    it's normal for batteries to get hot when charging. I suppose the charger could get got as well. As long as it isn't dangerously hot, I wouldn't worry- keep an eye on it.
  3. treblot

    treblot Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It felt pretty dang hot. I went ahead and ordered another just to make sure it doesn't damage my new battery. Thank you for replying.
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Are they OEM batteries/charger? I would avoid cheap ebay knock offs like the plague.
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