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Good evening,

I am no electrician but my basic understanding is that you can't use an item with a power supply that requires more amps than that stated on the power supply output rating.

I purchased an item from a PC store and I don't think this power supply is right for the item? Pictures are below. The power supply is the first image.

Would be great if anyone could help me - the PC store said that it is the correct one - their reasoning was because it was a lower amp output than what the item required?

Thanks!



 

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No it isn't the proper voltage or amperage. It will be a huge problem. IBTL
 

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Good evening,

I am no electrician but my basic understanding is that you can't use an item with a power supply that requires more amps than that stated on the power supply output rating.

I purchased an item from a PC store and I don't think this power supply is right for the item? Pictures are below. The power supply is the first image.

Would be great if anyone could help me - the PC store said that it is the correct one - their reasoning was because it was a lower amp output than what the item required?

Thanks!




Firstly, you have joined a forum which clearly stated qualifications which you clearly do not have - in what universe do you think that you are entitled to a proper reply ?

As to your question - you have shown a docking station, whose input requirements are entirely dependant on what is plugged in to it - items which you did not indicate to us, but probably did indicate to the store you went to. Depending on what you are plugging in to the docking station, it may be that the (50%) supply is adequate to supply. The docking station input is listed for the maximum output it should be rated to supply, not for whatever it is you might connect to it that may or may not require that amount of power. happy trails.
 

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Wrong power supply. Looks old and used. WTF?

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