Hot laptop charger!

June 1st, 2006

“Is it normal for a laptop charger to get hot?  Mine gets really hot and I’m worried about it setting something alight!”

Probably.  All of mine have run hot and I’ve not had a problem with them bursting into flames. 

Here’s a few tips I’ve found useful for keeping the charger cool:

  • Try to put the adaptor block down on a hard, flat surface.  Tiles or table is good, carpet or cushions are bad!
  • Keep the adaptor block out of direct sunshine
  • Try to put it somewhere where air can flow around it
  • Use it only when you need to – run the laptop off battery where possible

I’ll measure the temperature of my charger later (when I find the IR thermometer!) and post up the results.

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