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Lots of weekends, holidays and nice weather are an excellent opportunity to make some "escape from the city". And if you've decided to take more days off, you'll probably need to take the laptop with you to get a few tasks done on your break. It's an excellent idea until you find yourself forgetting your charger. Then you have to find a quick fix, which in many cases means charging your laptop with a charger with the same plug. As long as the plug fits there is no problem!? However, that's not quite the case...

Why should we be careful when choosing a new charger?

The charger, although often underestimated, is one of the vital elements for the functioning of your laptop. Therefore, when choosing a new one, it should be tailored to the make, model and power, voltage and amperage requirements of your laptop. Otherwise, you risk "frying" your laptop.

Features of Asus brand chargers

Chargers are made of several components, the main ones being:

  • Power plug with cable
  • Transformer - it transforms the input voltage from the mains into a weaker current that your laptop needs
  • Low voltage output cable with plug - the transformed current passes through it and reaches the laptop





A feature of Asus brand chargers is that not all models have a separate power socket with cable. Instead, the transformer itself ends with a power plug, which in most cases is a " schuko " type.

What should we consider when buying an Asus laptop charger?

Input voltage

The input voltage is the strength of the current that comes from the mains (socket). Different countries around the world use different voltage standards - usually between 110V and 240V. In most cases, adapters can operate with current in the range 100V - 240V if purchased from an EU member state, as this is a requirement of the regulatory authorities. In other words, these chargers can work almost anywhere. In case you purchased your adapter from a non-EU country, pay attention to the values written on the label before using the charger.

The input voltage is indicated by INPUT/AC. The values are displayed in volts (V), amperes (A) and hertz (Hz).

Voltage (V)

Voltage is the most important indicator whose value you need to know when choosing a new charger. It is usually displayed below the input voltage on the charger label and is also measured in volts (V).

Your new adapter should work with exactly the same voltage as your old one. If you choose a power supply with a higher voltage, you rusk to:

A) damage your laptop
B) the laptop will not start charging at all as most laptops have protection

In addition to the label on the charger, the voltage can also be written on the bottom of the laptop case.

Output current (A)

The output current is measured in amperes and may also be encountered as "amperage" (although the term is rather jargon). It is displayed immediately after the voltage values on the charger label and, in most cases, on the laptop case.

The output current can be greater than or equal to that required for your laptop. If you choose a stronger charger, it won't actually run at its full capacity, which is good because it will load less.

If you use a charger with a lower amperage, it will start to heat up, your laptop will report that it is plugged in, but the battery will not charge.

Power (W)

The power is measured in watts (W) and can be listed separately on the charger label. Often with Asus chargers, it is not marked.

In these cases, you can calculate it by multiplying the voltage by the output current. In other words - if your charger is running at 19V and the current output is 4.74A, the power is 19*4.74=90.06 (90W).

As already seen, you can choose a charger with a larger output current, therefore the power can be greater. This will put less strain on your adapter, but if you choose a weaker charger, you run the risk of it not working for you.

Type of plug

The plug should be the same size as the original charger you purchased your laptop with. Otherwise, you risk damaging the jack.

The majority of Asus pods are round. Their size is determined by the outer and inner diameter:

  • 2.5x0.7mm


  • 3.0x1.0mm



  • 4.0x1.35mm



  • 4.5x3.00mm



  • 4.8x1.7mm



  • 5.5x2.5mm



  • 6.0x3.7mm



  • 7.4x5.0mm



  • Type C


How best to find the right charger

Often the information we need when choosing a new charger can be confusing. That's why we offer several ways to search:

  • By product number - you need to enter the product number of your original charger in the site search engine



  • By laptop model - you can also search for your new charger by laptop model, but this way is not quite sure as one charger works with more than one model of laptops and there is not always a possibility to enter them all
  • Using the filters here - this is probably the easiest and most convenient way, just enter the values displayed on your old charger in the filters on the left


What are the most common problems and how to make sure that the laptop charger does not work?

1.The charger is plugged in, but the laptop doesn't work. Most common reasons:

  1. Defective adapter
  2. Broken cable
  3. Another non-power problem
  4. Improper adapter (you took your colleague's charger in speed)

Usually, when the problem is with the charger or the cable, none of the lights on the laptop are lit.

2. The charger is plugged in and the laptop works but does not charge the computer battery. Most common reasons:

  1. Problem with the battery
  2. Interrupted third pin of the charger socket
  3. Improper adapter (you took your colleague's charger in speed)

To make sure the problem is with the charger or the battery, it's easiest to test with another charger or test the battery on another laptop.

3. The charger works and charges the battery, but makes a loud buzzing sound.

You can continue to use the charger, but be more careful. Do not leave it on when you are not around the computer. A sign that there is a higher chance that you will soon have to buy a new one.

4. The charger works and charges the battery, but it heats up too much.

It is normal for the adapters to heat up during prolonged operation. It is difficult to determine when the heating is within normal limits, but certainly, if you can not keep your hand on the surface of the adapter when touching, it is good to contact a service center or directly consider replacing it with a new one.

5. The laptop turns off when moving / moving

Most often the reason for this is in a broken / damaged socket on the laptop itself

6. The laptop turns off for no apparent reason when running on charger

The most common cause of this problem is a broken / damaged socket on the computer itself


This article is part of our series of articles where we show you how to easily find the right charger for your laptop, according to its brand and its features. You can check out our other posts on the subject here:


1. Dell Laptop Chargers - features, types of chargers

2. Acer Laptop Chargers - Full Features

3. HP laptop chargers

4. How to use a laptop or smartphone charger correctly and what can go wrong?

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Lots of weekends, holidays and nice weather are an excellent opportunity to make some "escape from the city". And if you've decided to take more days off, you'll probably need to take the laptop with you to get a few tasks done on your break. It's an excellent idea until you find yourself forgetting your charger. Then you have to find a quick fix, which in many cases means charging your laptop with a charger with the same plug. As long as the plug fits there is no problem!? However, that's not quite the case...

Why should we be careful when choosing a new charger?

The charger, although often underestimated, is one of the vital elements for the functioning of your laptop. Therefore, when choosing a new one, it should be tailored to the make, model and power, voltage and amperage requirements of your laptop. Otherwise, you risk "frying" your laptop.

Features of Asus brand chargers

Chargers are made of several components, the main ones being:

  • Power plug with cable
  • Transformer - it transforms the input voltage from the mains into a weaker current that your laptop needs
  • Low voltage output cable with plug - the transformed current passes through it and reaches the laptop





A feature of Asus brand chargers is that not all models have a separate power socket with cable. Instead, the transformer itself ends with a power plug, which in most cases is a " schuko " type.

What should we consider when buying an Asus laptop charger?

Input voltage

The input voltage is the strength of the current that comes from the mains (socket). Different countries around the world use different voltage standards - usually between 110V and 240V. In most cases, adapters can operate with current in the range 100V - 240V if purchased from an EU member state, as this is a requirement of the regulatory authorities. In other words, these chargers can work almost anywhere. In case you purchased your adapter from a non-EU country, pay attention to the values written on the label before using the charger.

The input voltage is indicated by INPUT/AC. The values are displayed in volts (V), amperes (A) and hertz (Hz).

Voltage (V)

Voltage is the most important indicator whose value you need to know when choosing a new charger. It is usually displayed below the input voltage on the charger label and is also measured in volts (V).

Your new adapter should work with exactly the same voltage as your old one. If you choose a power supply with a higher voltage, you rusk to:

A) damage your laptop
B) the laptop will not start charging at all as most laptops have protection

In addition to the label on the charger, the voltage can also be written on the bottom of the laptop case.

Output current (A)

The output current is measured in amperes and may also be encountered as "amperage" (although the term is rather jargon). It is displayed immediately after the voltage values on the charger label and, in most cases, on the laptop case.

The output current can be greater than or equal to that required for your laptop. If you choose a stronger charger, it won't actually run at its full capacity, which is good because it will load less.

If you use a charger with a lower amperage, it will start to heat up, your laptop will report that it is plugged in, but the battery will not charge.

Power (W)

The power is measured in watts (W) and can be listed separately on the charger label. Often with Asus chargers, it is not marked.

In these cases, you can calculate it by multiplying the voltage by the output current. In other words - if your charger is running at 19V and the current output is 4.74A, the power is 19*4.74=90.06 (90W).

As already seen, you can choose a charger with a larger output current, therefore the power can be greater. This will put less strain on your adapter, but if you choose a weaker charger, you run the risk of it not working for you.

Type of plug

The plug should be the same size as the original charger you purchased your laptop with. Otherwise, you risk damaging the jack.

The majority of Asus pods are round. Their size is determined by the outer and inner diameter:

  • 2.5x0.7mm


  • 3.0x1.0mm



  • 4.0x1.35mm



  • 4.5x3.00mm



  • 4.8x1.7mm



  • 5.5x2.5mm



  • 6.0x3.7mm



  • 7.4x5.0mm



  • Type C


How best to find the right charger

Often the information we need when choosing a new charger can be confusing. That's why we offer several ways to search:

  • By product number - you need to enter the product number of your original charger in the site search engine



  • By laptop model - you can also search for your new charger by laptop model, but this way is not quite sure as one charger works with more than one model of laptops and there is not always a possibility to enter them all
  • Using the filters here - this is probably the easiest and most convenient way, just enter the values displayed on your old charger in the filters on the left


What are the most common problems and how to make sure that the laptop charger does not work?

1.The charger is plugged in, but the laptop doesn't work. Most common reasons:

  1. Defective adapter
  2. Broken cable
  3. Another non-power problem
  4. Improper adapter (you took your colleague's charger in speed)

Usually, when the problem is with the charger or the cable, none of the lights on the laptop are lit.

2. The charger is plugged in and the laptop works but does not charge the computer battery. Most common reasons:

  1. Problem with the battery
  2. Interrupted third pin of the charger socket
  3. Improper adapter (you took your colleague's charger in speed)

To make sure the problem is with the charger or the battery, it's easiest to test with another charger or test the battery on another laptop.

3. The charger works and charges the battery, but makes a loud buzzing sound.

You can continue to use the charger, but be more careful. Do not leave it on when you are not around the computer. A sign that there is a higher chance that you will soon have to buy a new one.

4. The charger works and charges the battery, but it heats up too much.

It is normal for the adapters to heat up during prolonged operation. It is difficult to determine when the heating is within normal limits, but certainly, if you can not keep your hand on the surface of the adapter when touching, it is good to contact a service center or directly consider replacing it with a new one.

5. The laptop turns off when moving / moving

Most often the reason for this is in a broken / damaged socket on the laptop itself

6. The laptop turns off for no apparent reason when running on charger

The most common cause of this problem is a broken / damaged socket on the computer itself


This article is part of our series of articles where we show you how to easily find the right charger for your laptop, according to its brand and its features. You can check out our other posts on the subject here:


1. Dell Laptop Chargers - features, types of chargers

2. Acer Laptop Chargers - Full Features

3. HP laptop chargers

4. How to use a laptop or smartphone charger correctly and what can go wrong?

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