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    I know nothing about power really, so here is my question:

    I have a Acer Aspire One it runs off of a 19V 1.3A DC input.

    I also have an Acer Aspire Revo Nettop running off of a 19V 3A DC input.

    I also have a car cigarette lighter adapter for the laptop that outputs 19V 1.3A DC.

    My question is if the voltage is the same, will it matter if the Amps are lower? I want to power the Nettop with the Laptops this possible?
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    Yes, bad things can happen if you try this. If the voltage is the same but the amperage output is lower, a couple of things could happen.

    1. Nothing. The power brick can't supply the amount of power necessary to even cause issues.

    2. Overheating of the power brick. It could possibly even melt and catch fire.

    3. Death to NetTop. It's going to try it's hardest to suck as much power as needed for it to run properly, and in doing so might die.

    4. instant death. You could kill the power brick and the nettop, as well as yourself if the cosmos are aligned right.

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