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Galacticos

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Hi Guys,

I have a Netgear router which uses an original power adapter rated 12V 1A. But I've lost this adapter and I am looking for a replacement. The closest I've found in my house is one I used for a Linksys router. But this one has a rating of "Output: +12V 1.25A".

I have quickly tried this latter one and it powers up the router fine. But my (probably minor) concern is whether this is safe for the long term; for the router as well as in general. i.e. the 'electrical current' discrepancy will not later damage the router or cause a electrical/fire hazard whil I'm out one day will it?

Please share your knowledge and expertise for a more definite verdict.

Many thanks in advance!
 
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It will be fine. The Amperage is the maximum the unit can supply. So you just have a more powerful unit.
 
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