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Vostro 5481 Undersized Power Adapter

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I bought a Power Delivery charger for my laptop, which I use the through the usb-c port, but it offers only 60W (instead of 65W of the original power adapter).

When I booted for the first time with this charger, a warning was displayed:

“Alert! You have attached an undersized 60W power adapter to your system, which is less than the recommended 65W power adapter.  To continue operating at peak performance, your system may also draw power from the battery.  The battery charges only when the power provided by the adapter is greater than the needs of your system.  Use a Dell 65W (or greater) power adapter to enable charging during peak system performance."

It charges the notebook well, I usually use the laptop for programming purposes, with Intellij/Webstorm, Spotify and some chrome tab. I rarely play games or do stuff who uses the GPU.

looks like my consumption is low, and I never saw the battery icon going from "fully charged" to "charging".

 

Is there any risk of using this 60W charger?

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nyc10036
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Re: Vostro 5481 Undersized Power Adapter

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No risk as in it won't damage anything.

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nyc10036
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Re: Vostro 5481 Undersized Power Adapter

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No risk as in it won't damage anything.

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