We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Advice on a/c adaptor for Sony Vaoi


purplemyrtle
Resolved

Likes # 0

Hello, my daughter has been sent a replacement charger for her Sony Vaio from Currys. It wouldn't fit into her laptop and the ampage was different from the original one. She phoned them and they've said that they'll send her an adaptor that will fit the power pack but she's worried about the ampage being different. Apparently the lady she spoke to checked with someone who told her that as long as the voltage is the same, the ampage won't matter?

Just wondering if anyone can advise on this please?

The old charger Ampage was - Input 1.3, Output 3.9 The new one is - Input 1.5 amp, Output 4.7

The voltage on both is 100-240 input; 19.5 output

Many thanks!

Like this post
Fruit Bat /\0/\

Likes # 1

The voltage is what matters, amperage the bigger the better the battery will draw whatever current it needs to charge it, bigger available output means less strain on the power adaptor.

The DC jack plug must be the correct size or it either will not fit a loose connection can cause overheating at the Plug/ socket.

Like this post  
purplemyrtle

Likes # 0

Thanks very much FruitBat. Will pass the info on to my daughter.

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

5 reasons not to wait for the Apple Watch: Why you shouldn't buy the iWatch

IDG UK Sites

Why local multiplayer gaming is rapidly vanishing: we look at the demise of split-screen and LAN...

IDG UK Sites

How Emotional Debt is damaging digital design

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 review: Apple's new iPhone is bigger, better & faster than ever before