1. Kavindu Thrimanne's Avatar
    First of all, mine is a Toshiba laptop (Satellite L645). A bit old. So when I plugged my charger, I saw a spark and the laptop was not charging anymore. I did some tests and came to the conclusion that the charger is not working. I believe I blew the fuse in the adapter.

    Details in the adapter are
    - 10A-5A
    - BS1363
    - 250v

    And the fuse is BS1362 , 13A.

    I want to know whether I could replace the fuse? And if so does it have to be a 5A ( because it fits the range in the adapter) or 13A?
    06-29-2015 08:53 AM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    You would definitely use a 13A as a replacement, HOWEVER, if the adapter blew a 13A fuse, then it may have a problem that's much worse than a blown fuse. That means the circuitry attempted to deliver more than 13A, which means there could be a failure somewhere else.

    It could have been from a voltage spike, but that also means the adapter is unable to regulate the voltage properly, and it may be possible to damage your laptop by continuing to use that particular charger.

    I would recommend purchasing a replacement. By the time you replace the fuse and make sure you don't have any further damage to the charger, you may end up being out more than the price of a replacement.

    There are many universal laptop chargers on the market. I recently picked up one for use in the US from Amazon, as an example for you to look at. This one, while being able to handle worldwide voltage, doesn't come with the cable for non-US plugs. It does come with the cable for plugging into a car's accessory plug, which is a nice bonus, and the tips that come with it work with most laptops on the market. Perhaps there is a version of this with the appropriate country plug, I don't know.

    Just a bit of advice. Mind you, I'm not there to properly examine your charger, so I can't say for sure there is anything further wrong other than the fuse. That may very well be it, but in many cases the fuse is a symptom of further damage. That's why the fuse is there... in case something fails that would cause the charger to overload your laptop and cause it to catch fire, the fuse blowing will protect your laptop... and possibly protect you from a house fire due to a damaged charger. It is definitely worth making sure of on this point.
    06-29-2015 11:43 AM
  3. Kavindu Thrimanne's Avatar
    Thank you for your advice. :)
    I think I'm better off with a new charger since this is old.
    06-29-2015 12:06 PM

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