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Topic # 199128 5-Aug-2016 13:11
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Ordered something overseas that came with a US adapter, planned to replace it with an NZ equivalent but I can't find one on Trademe or on the usual stores I check. There are adapters very similar to with slightly different input or output, but I know nothing about how interchangeable power adapters are, so I need some help.

I'm trying to replace a power adapter that has the following on it:

 

AC Adapter

 

Input 100-240v~50/60hz 0.2A

 

Output 5v === 1a.

 

The head of the adapter is silver with a black tip on the end and two little metal bits inside the tip. It measures something like 5mm outside, 2mm inside the tip.

 

It is to power a tiny optical switch box.


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  Reply # 1604991 5-Aug-2016 13:14
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You can get it here. Cheers, Matt.

 

Greater wattage is OK. Less wattage is not.

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/other-electronics/adaptors-chargers/auction-1134881691.htm





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  Reply # 1605116 5-Aug-2016 17:24
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Or from Jaycar, if you've got a stockist available locally, they sell universal 5V (and any other common voltage) wall warts with multiple plugs to match whatever you need to power. For a 5V 1A you're probably looking at one of these.

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  Reply # 1605141 5-Aug-2016 18:02
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It will probably be a 5.5/2.1mm plug. Really common.

 

As it is 5V just source a USB to that plug cable and use any phone charger type adapter if there isnt a spare USB port on the thing you are using it with. An optical to analog adapter will be nowhere near the full 5w that adapter supports.

 

I have a bundle of the cables if you need one.

 

 





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  Reply # 1605150 5-Aug-2016 18:21
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Loaf:

 

I'm trying to replace a power adapter that has the following on it:

 

AC Adapter

 

Input 100-240v~50/60hz 0.2A

 

Output 5v === 1a.

 

 

This adapter will work fine with the New Zealand electricity supply. You just need to convert the plug to fit an NZ socket, using something like this.




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  Reply # 1608667 10-Aug-2016 15:21
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Thank you all for your advice.

I chose to go with hairy1 and I bought the configurable power adapter. It works well!

I was not interested in getting an adapter to convert the US plug as they are too bulky, nor was I interested in trying the USB suggestion. This is for my parents home theater setup and I did not want something "hacky".


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  Reply # 1608675 10-Aug-2016 15:35
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hairy1:

 

You can get it here. Cheers, Matt.

 

Greater wattage is OK. Less wattage is not.

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/other-electronics/adaptors-chargers/auction-1134881691.htm

 

 

Minor correction on this Greater Amperage is ok.

 

Wattage is Volts x Amps if you have a 10w supply it could be 5v at 2A it could also be 10v at 1A. Devices will consume as much current(amps) as they need upto the maximum of the power supply.





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  Reply # 1610139 11-Aug-2016 14:34
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geocom:

hairy1:


You can get it here. Cheers, Matt.


Greater wattage is OK. Less wattage is not.


http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/other-electronics/adaptors-chargers/auction-1134881691.htm



Minor correction on this Greater Amperage is ok.


Wattage is Volts x Amps if you have a 10w supply it could be 5v at 2A it could also be 10v at 1A. Devices will consume as much current(amps) as they need upto the maximum of the power supply.



Ah yes! Good call. I hate it when I get my Watts and amps mixed up... ;-)




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