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Offline rockncola

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Lost console AC Adapter - please advise.
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:34:46 AM »
Hi guys.

So, with the addition of WifiLogger to my Vue console, I've decided to run the console off AC power. However, I have misplaced the AC adapter for the console (we've had a lot of renovations recently and everything got chucked anywhere and everywhere). So, my question is where I can find another AC power supply for my Vue console? Is it only safe if I use a replacement from Davis? I ask this because the only replacements I can find come from overseas resellers (I am in Australia) which I don't really want to pay $40 postage for. Is there any other solution?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Lost console AC Adapter - please advise.
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 07:22:58 AM »
Hi guys.
So, with the addition of WifiLogger to my Vue console, I've decided to run the console off AC power. However, I have misplaced the AC adapter for the console (we've had a lot of renovations recently and everything got chucked anywhere and everywhere). So, my question is where I can find another AC power supply for my Vue console? Is it only safe if I use a replacement from Davis? I ask this because the only replacements I can find come from overseas resellers (I am in Australia) which I don't really want to pay $40 postage for. Is there any other solution?
Thanks in advance.

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Cheap solution for AC adapter is USB to /DC 3.5*1.35mm cable angle version.
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Re: Lost console AC Adapter - please advise.
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 07:32:43 AM »
Surely your Australian Davis distributor will have the adapter? (part 6625 but obviously needs to have the right pins for your local AC mains supply - the Davis adapters are not universal).

There's nothing magic about the Davis adapter, it's just 5v (@300mA IIRC), but finding a suitable decent-quality substitute with the correct 90 jack (which you need) and of the right barrel size/polarity might be less easy. Simplest option is to go for the Davis part, though not the cheapest I know.
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Re: Lost console AC Adapter - please advise.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 07:48:46 AM »
Thank you guys. I have just messaged my local Davis supplier but I don't have much faith as they have been very slow to respond of late. I will also take you guys' other ideas into consideration as well.

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Re: Lost console AC Adapter - please advise.
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 09:57:53 AM »
FWIW I've purchased adapters for tablets, etc. from DX and Aliexpress for pennies or a buck or two with the wall wart and they work just fine.  Just get the specs correct and test before you plug it in.

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Re: Lost console AC Adapter - please advise.
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 04:39:42 PM »
Have you checked Altronics, Littlebird or Jaycar, 240/5v switchmode power adapters are fairly common, and most of the multi output types include a 2.1mm

https://www.jaycar.com.au/5vdc-1000ma-ultra-slim-switchmode-power-adaptors/p/MP3144

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Re: Lost console AC Adapter - please advise.
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 05:23:43 PM »
Have you checked Altronics, Littlebird or Jaycar, 240/5v switchmode power adapters are fairly common, and most of the multi output types include a 2.1mm

https://www.jaycar.com.au/5vdc-1000ma-ultra-slim-switchmode-power-adaptors/p/MP3144

I'm worried that the voltage may be different and may harm the console. I can't remember the voltage output of the original Davis adapter.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 05:53:02 PM »
5v center +


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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 06:29:59 PM »
Have you checked Altronics, Littlebird or Jaycar, 240/5v switchmode power adapters are fairly common, and most of the multi output types include a 2.1mm

There an error in that, 2.1mm should be 1.2mm, the DC plug is a 3.5*1.2mm


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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2019, 09:02:47 PM »