Don't use just any charging device for a laptop

Even if the plug fits, laptop owners should not use arbitrary charging devices for their mobile computers. Power supplies from different manufacturers and devices work with different voltages, explains Juergen Rink from Hanover-based c't magazine.

Don't use just any charging device for a laptop
Even if the plug fits, laptop owners should not use arbitrary charging devices for their mobile computers. Power supplies from different manufacturers and devices work with different voltages, explains Juergen Rink from Hanover-based c't magazine.

If those voltages are too high, the laptop can be damaged enough to require expensive repairs or even become fully inoperable. Users who have lost their original charging device and cannot acquire a new one from the manufacturer must always check that any replacement matches the computer's specifications.

There are also universal charging devices that either allow for manual adjustment of the voltage or automatically recognize the required voltage level.

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