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Can I use an Acer Aspire One charger with a diff laptop?

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Hi,

  How do I know if one laptop charger can be used for another kind of laptop?  What do I check for in the charger/laptop?

  I currently have with me an Acer Aspire 4520 w/o its charger. I was thinking if I could use my Acer Aspire One's charger or my Compaq Presario V3000's charger temporarily. Is this possible? TIA
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If connectors are same and output is same, it will be ok.
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Sorry, the compaq's one connector is: 4.8 mm Barrel Connector (I.D 1.7mm - O.D. 4.8mm)

But the acer's one is: 1.5*5.5mm

So probably it won't fit.
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not only matching connector, but same Voltage/Current and pref similar Wattage.  If the current is wrong or off by a small amount, you will damage either the laptop, the supply or both.

sometimes these multi-adapters can work, if you get the right connector in the kit and then dial in the Voltage and Current spec on the gadget to match.
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Thanks for your help guys! :D
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