Over-powering a Laptop

Jan 20, 2005
  1. I've got an old Seimens Nixforf Mobile 700 I keep for nostalgia reasons. Chargers gone AWOL, battery is long dead. According to the Seimens sticker,it needs 19V, 2.4a Max. The nearest charger I have in size and power is a Hewlett Packard Omnibook 6000 charger thats 19V, 3.16a. It will support the Seimens, but I'm worried about running it for any prolonged time for fear of shorting the laptop or the charger.

    Is it safe or am I running a massive fire risk here? Charger is out now (and back in the HP, which I'm typing this on).

    I did hear a banging noise, after which the laptop went off. However, it was the cover over the ports falling over which shocked the laptop into going off - giving it a hard tap also does this. Didn't stop me getting overly paranoid for a minute though...
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    the amperage rating on you're newer supply is the maximum power than can be drawn. this basically means that the supply will deliver any current up to it's rating, including your laptop's specs.

    so the answer is, no, your newer hp supply won't make trouble powerwise.
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