Originally Posted by rmschaver
Your hot adapter is due to a couple reasons. Videos can be very power intensive for a laptop. So the laptop is drawing more power than if you are doing email. This is especially true for laptops that do not have a separate graphics card. More importantly the extension cord will cause the voltage to drop some before reaching the power adapter. This will result in a higher current to the adapter and greater heat build up. I would guess that this is a replacement adapter and is of lower quality than a original replacement. I would avoid the extension cord or get an original replacement from Dell.
Hi. I watch videos all the time on this thing. It has never happened again due to the fact that I no longer use an extension cord. The thing actually says REPLACEMENT ADAPTOR. But so far so good.
And I thank you very much.
I do have some more questions.
1. I use a surge suppressor which I shut off at night. The only thing plugged into it is my cordless phone (and the laptop) when it's plugged in but I unplug this at night from the surge suppressor THEN I turn off the surge suppressor.
So here is what I need to know.
Can I leave the laptop plugged into the surge suppressor and THEN shut off the surge suppressor? Or should I continue doing what I'm doing and unplug the laptop plug from the surge suppressor and then shut the surge suppressor off. I don't know if shutting off the surge suppressor while the laptop is plugged in, well if it will cause any problem when I turn on the surge suppresor on the next morning. I don't know about these things.
I have read that one can really save on electricity bills if one shuts off all surge suppressors (except for refrigerators) when one retires for the night and then turn them on in the morning. The only one I've been doing this with is the one thats in my bedroom.
So if you can answer that one, I'd appreciate it.
And here's another question.
When I shut off my laptop for the night, do I then have to close the cover? I don't see why this would make any difference if I keep it open or not but I would just like to know if it makes any difference? Thanks much. Mel