Common Questions About Chargers for HP EliteBook

While laptop computers are an excellent convenience since we can use them for hours on battery power, they still require charging on a regular basis with a dependable adapter. eBay is an ideal place to find laptop chargers for all types of computers like those by Hewlett-Packard. eBay makes shopping for adapters or any computer accessories, quick and simple at reasonable prices, too.

What HP EliteBook chargers are available?

eBay is an excellent place to find an HP EliteBook charger, along with other computers, and there's a vast selection available. Find chargers from reputable brands like HP, Dell, and generic brands that are HP compatible. You'll find AC/standard chargers, AC/DC, and DC/in-car adapters with output voltages of 18.5V, 19V, 19.5V, and 20V. When you shop for chargers at eBay, you are sure to find what you want.

What if the voltage of the replacement isn't the same?

When it comes to laptop batteries, it's not uncommon for the voltage to vary slightly. Therefore, batteries that are 10.8V and 11.1V are cross-compatible. Some find the input ratings at the bottom of their laptop computers as the rating applies to AC power input only and doesn't refer to the batteries. It's entirely possible to have an 11.1V battery with a 19V AC input rating.

Usually, the voltage for laptop adapters and chargers tends to vary by more than +/- .5 volts. The output amperage of the adapter, different from voltage, should either meet or exceed the minimum laptop requirement. A higher amperage adapter than what your laptop specifies is ideal because if it's more powerful and runs cooler and less stressed. The higher wattage is also a good thing so long as the output voltage matches the laptop's specs within +/- .5 volts.

How do you choose a laptop adapter?

Below are some quick tips to help you quickly find a replacement laptop adapter on eBay:

  • Model number: First, locate your laptop's model number. Locate it on a sticker at the bottom of your laptop or at the side. If you can't find it on the laptop, try looking in the user manual or use your laptop's onboard help program to get the model number. You can also find it in the system properties section of your laptop.
  • Wattage requirements: You'll also need the voltage requirements for the HP EliteBook charger adapter your laptop needs. Since adapters have varying voltage outputs, pay careful attention to this to ensure you find a replacement compatible with your laptop. The wattage requirements may be found in your user manual or on the computer listed as DC voltage. You may also be able to find it by checking for product or part numbers listed as compatible with your laptop.
  • Search for an adapter: Using the model number and wattage requirements, using eBay's easy search, locate an adapter that is compatible with your laptop or that's the original equipment manufacturer or OEM. If you find an adapter with the correct output voltage but the wrong connector, keep in mind that you may be able to find port attachments to adapt the connector to the power port on your laptop as they are available at eBay, too.
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