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1.2 amps vs. 1.0

nvrgivup

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I have misplaced my seagate external drive power adapter. I checked online and found a seagate drive like mine and the specs for the adapter are:

Input voltage: AC100-240V, 50/60Hz
AC Input Current: 1A MAX
Output voltage: 12V DC

I found an adapter from a WD drive I have and the only difference is the AC Input Current is 1.2A

Will the 1.2 work or will I fry my drive if I use it?
 

Raven Luni

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It should be fine. If it was the other way around (powering a 1.2A device from an adapter rated for 1A) then you could run into problems.
 

(*steve*)

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The specification for maximum input current is unimportant.

What is important is the OUTPUT current.

The replacement must be at least as high as the original.
 

nvrgivup

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It Worked!

Thanks Raven & Steve for your input. I tried it and it worked perfectly. I appreciate your speedy replies. Take care.
 
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