# Differences between 5V DC 350ma vs. 450ma [duplicate]

I have two A.C adapter chargers giving an output of 5V DC 350mA and the other one with 5V DC 450mA. Is it possible that I could use a 5V DC 350mA to recharge a phone which came out with 5V DC 450mA charger and vice-versa?

I have searched the google and found that using a lower amperage supply charger for the phone that came out with or requiring higher amperage charger could be damaged by it.

How much does this matter with 350mA and 450mA or what is the difference between them?

## marked as duplicate by The Photon, Renan, PeterJ, Dave Tweed♦Aug 8 '14 at 2:57

• Please read this and rephrase your question to drill in to the details if you still have a question. – The Photon Aug 8 '14 at 2:01
• You should be able to switch without a problem if you are going from 350mA to 450mA. That rating is the max amount of current the wall wart is capable of outputting. The load of the device will determine how much current is delivered. – Nick Williams Aug 8 '14 at 2:13
• Please rephrase this question – Funkyguy Aug 8 '14 at 2:40
• @Funkyguy: Edited the question. – cpx Aug 8 '14 at 2:49
• @cpx Thanks! I hope my last comment didn't come off as too blunt. was in a hurry. Looks fine now. – Funkyguy Aug 8 '14 at 2:50