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Topic # 195027 3-Apr-2016 12:54
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I was just wondering which power regulator I would need to get once I buy an Amazon fire TV.

Dick Smith has plenty on sale but I'm not sure which would be the right one.

Thanks

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  Reply # 1525180 3-Apr-2016 13:09
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would you even need one? i just got a nvidia shield tv from the us via amazon and it plugged in fine . i believe many devices can work with 110- 240v?

 

 

 

By the way the shield is an awesome option if you are looking at streamers etc.




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  Reply # 1525182 3-Apr-2016 13:13
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Thanks for the reply. In my hast I didn't explain properly, I meant just the US plug issue. I've seen dick Smith sell NZ plugs with multiple connectors.

I did read that the nvidia is the one to have, but does come at a price.

It is for the in-laws and will only be used for kodi (Chromecast didn't work out).

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  Reply # 1525197 3-Apr-2016 13:58
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15 V DC 1.4 Amps for newest 4K Fire TV. 6.25 V DC, 1.4 Amps for older version. I use both of mine with adapter without problems. The problem is if you go to sell on Trademe.





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  Reply # 1525199 3-Apr-2016 14:22
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Universal travel adapter is all you need, less than $7 at pbtech.

 

A little bulky but the price is right.




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  Reply # 1525213 3-Apr-2016 15:15
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Thanks for the replies. For an extra $2 (and more convenient) I was wondering if something like this would do it?

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/catalog/product/gallery/id/1484/


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  Reply # 1525233 3-Apr-2016 16:34
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33coupe: Thanks for the replies. For an extra $2 (and more convenient) I was wondering if something like this would do it?

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/catalog/product/gallery/id/1484/

 

 

 

No because it will not have the right end. Those old style ends on the pack have gone out of favor now.

 

Just get a plug adapter and use the supplied wall wart which amazon have specced out to work with the fire tv, and put a plug adapter on it. Dont try to replace the whole AC adapter.





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  Reply # 1525234 3-Apr-2016 16:40
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richms:

33coupe: Thanks for the replies. For an extra $2 (and more convenient) I was wondering if something like this would do it?

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/catalog/product/gallery/id/1484/


 


No because it will not have the right end. Those old style ends on the pack have gone out of favor now.


Just get a plug adapter and use the supplied wall wart which amazon have specced out to work with the fire tv, and put a plug adapter on it. Dont try to replace the whole AC adapter.



Ah ok thanks for that. Travel adapter it is.

Thanks everyone!

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