Different brand adapter for Averatec laptop

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I have an Averatex 3200 series laptop and looking for an AC adapter.
Averatec sells a generic ones listed as "Averatec GENERIC 60W AC
ADAPTER" although for ~$65.  There are other brands that sell 60W AC
adapter for cheaper - like Toshiba for $28, but theirs is listed as
"TOSHIBA 60W AC Adapter for Satellite Portege Tecra Notebook...".
Would the Toshiba or any other brand of 60W adapter work in the
Averatec?  What's the differences in all of these?

Re: Different brand adapter for Averatec laptop

As far as I know, the connector and volatege is all that matters. I
have a Dell notebook with a Compaq adapter so...

Re: Different brand adapter for Averatec laptop

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You may use a Toshiba PSU if :

- the voltage required is the same. Most Toshiba supplies are rated at

- the connector fits.

- the polarity at the connector is the same. The outer part of the barrel
connector is negative with the inside being positive.

- the maximum amperage is enough. Assuming the voltage is 15volts, and the
max. wattage required is 60, then the max. amperage is 4amps.


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