laptop power cable

By dolores.hantsch ·
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We're on holiday. I forgot my Dell laptop cable. Can I use my husbands HP laptop cable?

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Don't Try It

by TheChas In reply to laptop power cable

Don't try the HP adapter on your Dell with out checking to see if it is compatible first. If the output voltage of the HP adapter is higher than the Dell needs, it is possible that you could DAMAGE your Dell.

Your safest option is to go to a computer store and buy a spare or replacement power adapter.

In order to even consider using a HP adapter on your Dell, you first need to verify that the output voltage and polarity are the same.

Then, even if they are compatible, the jacks and plugs may be of different sizes.


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