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My Monitor's AC adapter got fried. Got a question.

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Sup guys,

 

We had a power surge in my house the other day and the only thing that got fried was my monitor's AC adapter, I know this because I connected my laptop's AC adapter to check the monitor itself and everything was OK.

 

My question is, would using a higher power AC adapter on my monitor bring problems later on?, laptop's output is 3.95A while the monitor's is 2.1A.

 

Any help is appreciated

 

Thanks!

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I don't see any reason that the power board in your monitor would have any issues with that.  However, you can get a replacement AC adapter for less that $10, so doesn't it make sense to be safe rather than sorry?

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I don't see any reason that the power board in your monitor would have any issues with that.  However, you can get a replacement AC adapter for less that $10, so doesn't it make sense to be safe rather than sorry?

That's the thing. I can't get the exact Asus AC adapter in my country, I'm planning on buying a laptop AC adapter that comes as close as possible to factory specs on the Asus, just wanted to make sure I could go a couple of Amps above without frying my monitor.

 

Thanks for the help!.

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More power available doesn't matter as long as the voltage is the same. :cheers:

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More power available doesn't matter as long as the voltage is the same. :cheers:

I see!

 

Thanks a lot!.

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Just buy another adapter capable of giving output at same voltage as of the original one.

Difference of current doesn't matter.

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Yep - the current rating is for what is available - not what is put out. So, a 5A power supply will run much cooler if the load is only 1A

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I'll conclude the thread just in case anyone lands here by googling.

 

I've been using my laptop's AC adapter for a couple of days now and everything is running like default.

 

Thanks for everything guys!.

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