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Thread: Alternative power chargers for Portege Z830

  1. Alternative power chargers for Portege Z830
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    Hello,

    I 've got PORTEGE Z830-11M and with original 45W, 19V *PA3822U-1ACA* AC Adapter.

    Can I use for charging it also more powerful 75W, 19V original TOSHIBA *PA3468E-1AC3* adapter, which I have on the other location?

    Is it good for z830 or not and why? The only difference between them is power, I suppose more is better (less heat for charger) or not?

    Thank you for answers.


    Tomo

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  2. Re: Alternative power chargers for Portege Z830
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    Hi Tomaz,

    I think this is not a problem, because you power charger can give max. 75 W and you device takes so much as he current need, that´s decides the device not the power charger

    important is the Volt specification, and since it is identical 19V

  3. Re: Alternative power chargers for Portege Z830
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    Brixx, thank you for answer, but I still don't know, why TOSHIBA service says that I should use exactly PA3822U-1ACA AC Adapter.

    There are many TOSHIBA types of chargers with DC 19V output connector 5.5/2.5 mm and also other brands like ASUS which with their electrical specifications fit z830 laptop.

    I would say, all chargers with at least 45 W and constant 19V DC voltage and of course 5.5/2.5 mm connector would be OK. But it seems they are not. I'm interested why?

    DC electric current depends on DC voltage and battery resistance. So if PA3822U-1ACA has constant DC voltage 19 V for load 0 - 45 W, why other more powerful chargers are not recomended?

    Is there any electronics inside charger which comunicates with z830 laptop and limits current (adapt voltage to limit current - so 19V is not constant) ... or such electronics is inside z830?

    Tomaz

  4. Re: Alternative power chargers for Portege Z830
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    Brixx, thank you for answer, but I still don't know, why TOSHIBA service says that I should use exactly PA3822U-1ACA AC Adapter.

    There are many TOSHIBA types of chargers with DC 19V output connector 5.5/2.5 mm and also other brands like ASUS which with their electrical specifications fit z830 laptop.

    I would say, all chargers with at least 45 W and constant 19V DC voltage and of course 5.5/2.5 mm connector would be OK. But it seems they are not. I'm interested why?

    DC electric current depends on DC voltage and battery resistance. So if PA3822U-1ACA has constant DC voltage 19 V for load 0 - 45 W, why other more powerful chargers are not recomended?

    Is there any electronics inside charger which comunicates with z830 laptop and limits current (adapt voltage to limit current - so 19V is not constant) ... or such electronics is inside z830?

    Tomaz

  5. Re: Alternative power chargers for Portege Z830
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    Brixx, thank you.

    As I understand laptop (Portage Z830) limits current. Therefore from its point of view the only important data is DC voltage which should be 19V and of course 5.5/2.5 connector.

    From charger point of view its declared power (75W) shouldn't be exceeded - depends on device demand which in this case is 45 W. So it's OK.

    Am I right?

    Tomaz

  6. Re: Alternative power chargers for Portege Z830
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    For AC adaptor the Volt and Ampere values are important.
    So you have to use an 19V AC adaptor. The Ampere value can be a little bit higher but should not be lower.

    The math form for watt is: volt x ampere = watt

  7. Re: Alternative power chargers for Portege Z830
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    U got one with your notebook so I presume if you take your notebook somewhere you can pack original AC charger too.

    From my experience I can say that there is no problem for notebook to run on AC adapter with more W but I can tell you that this had bad influence on battery on brothers A300. After few months battery performance was 50% lower than before.

    Portege Z830 is very nice and expensive notebook so if you need second AC adapter for other location order one more but original and be happy with it.

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