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AC Adapter for Netgear Router

nanonpawt
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AC Adapter for Netgear Router

Will my AC adapter, which is rated at 10V and 1.2A, work with my Netgear WNDR3800 router, which is rated at 12 V, 2.5A? Is there a general rule of thumb for this, for example: "if both V and A are lower on the AC Adapter that the device, it's okay to use." or something like that? I'm not saying that statement is necessarily true, by the way.

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FURRYe38
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Re: AC Adapter for Netgear Router

No, 

General rule of thumb is to get same V and A replacement adapter as original power adapter. 

Look on Amazon or fleabay or other online e-tailors for replacements. 

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plemans
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Re: AC Adapter for Netgear Router

It might run for a bit with lower amperage but it won't be stable. 

You can run with a higher amperage power supply but a lower will cause instabilities and issues. 

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wcalifas
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Re: AC Adapter for Netgear Router

if it works your router will be running slower, maybe even wifi disconnects from it being under the necessary voltage.

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Re: AC Adapter for Netgear Router


@nanonpawt wrote:

Will my AC adapter, which is rated at 10V and 1.2A, work with my Netgear WNDR3800 router, which is rated at 12 V, 2.5A?


As everyone else says, bad idea.

 

I chip in only to suggest that you look around for something else in the house that might have the right specifications.

 

12 V, 2.5A is a pretty widespread specification for electronic kit. For example, I have seen it on powered USB and other  PC peripherals.

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

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