Power adapter question

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Harsky, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Harsky
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    Harsky Madmin

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    I have two different external HDDs and now my 6 in 1 power strip is about to run out of space if I use both of them. I noticed that the power adapter for both of them use the same 12V and has the same connector. The only difference is that one has 1.5A and the other has 2A. How much of a difference does the A make if I want to use it on one HDD and the other?
     
  2. UltraMagnus

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

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    use the 2A one, it will only supply as much current as the device draws, the current rating is only the "maximum"