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    Hi Guys does anyone understand how AC Adaptors compatibility works? I had a near miss with a frayed adaptor lead with my laptop. I have acquired two adaptors that nearly match the original damaged adaptor specs. I need to know if the specs on either of these two adaptors are OK to use on my Dell D620, the original specs on the damaged adaptor worked just fine. Sorry I do not have the Model, P/N to hand but can post if needed. Many thanks visionman

    Damaged Dell adaptor spec
    Dell PA 12 Family 65 Watt
    Model
    Input 100 - 240v 1.5A 50-60HZ
    Outpot 19 - 5v 3.34 A

    Replacement Dell adaptor spec
    Dell PA 12 Family ? Watt
    Model
    Input 100 - 240v 1.7A 50-60HZ
    Outpot 19 - 5v 3.34 A

    Replacement Generic adaptor spec
    Dell PA 12 Family 90 Watt
    Model
    Input 100 - 240v 1.6A 50-60HZ
    Outpot 19 - 5v 4..2 6 A
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  2. Pretty much all Dell ac adapters are the same for the D and E series (except wattage), until they just recently moved to a USB-C charging adapter
    I would go with a 90 or 130 watt adapter.
    90w adapters were for their Precision line of laptops
    130w adapters were used in the D and E docking stations

    I know Rayovac branded adapters work too.
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    Hi stiltman thanks , you seem pretty knowledgeable about these adaptors Ii have included the MODEL and Part numbers of the two Dell adaptors. Also a few corrections to the input and output values of the generic adaptor.
    As you can see both the two replacement adaptors are quite similar values

    Dell replacement has exact same output values, but a slightly higher input value at 1.7 A
    The generic adaptor having the exact same input value but higher output values in Ampere at 4.62 A

    Are you saying that the higher input value at 1.7 A on the Dell replacement adaptor will have no detrimental effect if I plug it into the laptop? Just checking; its the same in every other aspect same PA Family voltage and Hz and output Amperes.
    Again many thanks. visionman

    edited corrections to values

    Damaged Dell adaptor spec
    Dell PA 12 Family 65 Watt
    Model PA -1650 -05D DP/N 05U092
    Input 100 - 240v 1.5A 50-60 HZ
    Outpot 19 - 5v 3.34 A

    Replacement Dell adaptor spec
    Dell PA 12 Family ? Watt
    Model FAO65LS1 1 P/N OK9T GR
    Input 100 - 240v 1.7A 50-60 HZ
    Outpot 19 - 5v 3.34 A

    Replacement Generic adaptor spec
    Model DL - 05D 90 Watt
    Input 100 - 240v 1.5A 50-60 HZ
    Outpot 19 - 5v 4..62 A
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  4. You just need the to worry about output. Here is an example of 3 different ac adapters that will work with Dell Latitudes
    They all output 19.5V but have different amps V*A = W
    In Dell's case, higher the wattage, the faster it will charge in most cases. Dell has a built-in charging circuit regulator

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