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#92777 5-Nov-2011 13:23
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I am trying to charge a spot light I recently found I am wondering if I can use a different charger to charge it. It came with a UK one and the one I want to use has a NZ plug:

Input: AC230V ~ 50Hz 13.5W
Output: DC13.5V 1000mA 

Input: 240V ~ 50Hz 120mA
Output: 12V 500mA 6VA

Are there any issue with using the new one? I understand the newer one has less wattage but is that going to involve any complications other than slower charging? 

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  #541444 5-Nov-2011 13:30
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The new one may work, it may not. If it does it will take about twice as long to charge. If it doesn't, it may blow the new charger. Best advice is to find one that matches the voltage, and matches or exceeds the current.

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  #541457 5-Nov-2011 14:53
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You wont get maximum charge using that voltage.


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  #541474 5-Nov-2011 16:55
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make sure the new one is DC as well.
Sadly I brought a 12v AC charger.....Yeah....didnt work at all, wasted $30

(until that point I didnt even know they had AC chargers)


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  #541482 5-Nov-2011 17:22
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Thanks everyone for the replies,
I look online for a new nz adapter then. 

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  #541486 5-Nov-2011 17:46
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mattRSK: You wont get maximum charge using that voltage.


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  #542126 7-Nov-2011 17:42
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Are you saying you don't have the old one anymore (or that it is broken)? Otherwise why don't you just use a travel adapter plug?

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  #542163 7-Nov-2011 18:39
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Dingbatt: Are you saying you don't have the old one anymore (or that it is broken)? Otherwise why don't you just use a travel adapter plug?

I do have the old one, and I was thinking about using a travel adapter.

However, using a nz adapter is more convenient. 

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