CreeperGabe
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Is the PA-13/PA-15/PA-4E/PA-5M10 power supply safe to connect to an Inspiron 8600?

I was going through ebay for a docking station, when I discovered the PA-13 power supply. It could supply the full 130 watts of power. I'm thinking about getting it along with the docking station. Is this power supply safe to connect to the laptop directly, though?

P.S. As I was researching this supply, I discovered that there is also a PA-4E version. Is it safe to connect to the dock and the laptop?

Edit: Now I found out there is a PA-15 and PA-5M10 version, both of which can supply 150 watts. Which one of these is the safest to use with the dock and the laptop?

Preferred: PA-5M10

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RE: Is the PA-13/PA-15/PA-4E/PA-5M10 power supply safe to connect to an Inspiron 8600?

Greetings,

The power supply shipped with Inspiron 8600 is PA-10 or PA-12 90 W.

We do not recommend adapter more than 90 W.
Please share the docking station model to check the compatible power adapter.

DELL-Pradeep L
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CreeperGabe
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RE: Is the PA-13/PA-15/PA-4E/PA-5M10 power supply safe to connect to an Inspiron 8600?

Well...

It says for use with adapter model PA-10 or PA-13. PA-13 is 130 watts. I'm wondering if this or higher is safe to connect right to the laptop.

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RE: Is the PA-13/PA-15/PA-4E/PA-5M10 power supply safe to connect to an Inspiron 8600?

Greetings,

Currently, PA-13 comes with 130 W adapter. Using adapter more than 90 W adapter may damage the motherboard.

Share the docking station model to share the compatible adapter.

DELL-Pradeep L
Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status: http://del.ly/61822hij
Download Drivers: http://del.ly/61832hid


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CreeperGabe
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RE: Is the PA-13/PA-15/PA-4E/PA-5M10 power supply safe to connect to an Inspiron 8600?

Despite what you told me, I decided to connect a 130 watt adapter at my school to the laptop anyway, and it turns out, it worked. So that is part of my answer solved. I'll need to find out if a 150 watt adapter is compatible.

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