[tog] Laptop charger fix

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Tue Aug 11 22:40:46 CEST 2015


No that is fine

On 11/08/2015, Tanya Branagan <tanyabranagan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for all the advice about the charger! I have plugged the old charger
> in which I was gonna nick the jack off, which I don't remember being
> capable of charging this laptop before, but it seems to be doing it now.
> The only thing is it outputs 4.74A and the other charger output 3.16A. Is
> that way too much?
>
> On 10 August 2015 at 18:49, Krzysztof Foltman <wdev at foltman.com> wrote:
>
>> On 10/08/15 16:24, Tanya Branagan wrote:
>>
>>> Hey Tog friends,
>>>
>>> I joined recently, and also, I'm an idiot who has recently broken my
>>> laptop charger, by dropping the laptop on top of it and bending the jack
>>> plug. Anyway, I thought I would ask for a bit of advice about fixing it.
>>> I
>>> have an old charger with the same jack plug, is it a straightforward
>>> enough
>>> snip off and solder on the other jack job, or is it something more
>>> complicated that I shouldn't be messing with? Thanks for any tips you
>>> can
>>> give! I'll probably drop in tomorrow anyway.
>>>
>>
>> You could even avoid soldering by using those spring-based WAGO
>> connectors
>> (222-412 or something similar). I *hate* soldering cables, the result
>> tends
>> to be pretty bad mechanically. Using connectors seems easier and possibly
>> more robust and easier to repair. Just watch out for potential jokers
>> swapping the polarity! ;-)
>>
>> K.
>>
>>
>


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