My laptop's AC adapter went out last night and I bought a replacement today, but will not be able to test it until tonight or tomorrow.
My laptop is a Gateway P7801-U, but unfortunately Gateway does a very poor job of detailing their specs and no power requirements are given beyond the battery capacity.
The label on the old adapter says 19V @ 6.3A max. The new adapter I bought is this Lenmar 120W model with variable voltage setting. I read on the packaging that the current is only 5.5A when set at 19V though.
I'm a mechanical engineer and not an electrical engineer for a reason, and I have no idea what these numbers mean when it comes to plugging in my laptop. Could I run the system at this lower amperage? Do I want to? In other words, would I be able to turn the machine on at all, or even worse, damage it?