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# 255825 2-Sep-2019 10:18
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I bought something from Amazon and it came with a US-plug DC power supply (5V 1A). Where can I get a NZ-plug power supply that would substitute?

 

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  # 2309278 2-Sep-2019 10:23
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Pretty much any USB power supply would be to that spec. Just depends what connector you want. Jaycar have power supplies with lots of different connectors, but prepare to be raped on price.

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  # 2309349 2-Sep-2019 11:17
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If you have a spare USB phone charger that does 1 A or more you can buy USB A to dc power plug cords.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2309356 2-Sep-2019 11:35
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It will be a switching power supply suitable for 110-240v (double check this) which means you can get it to fit into an NZ supply with pliers to twist the pins. I have done so many times!

 

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  # 2309423 2-Sep-2019 12:55
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Zeon:

 

It will be a switching power supply suitable for 110-240v (double check this) which means you can get it to fit into an NZ supply with pliers to twist the pins. I have done so many times!

 

Image result for plier flat nose

 

 

Which is an incredibly dangerous thing to do, and could invalidate insurance cover if something (such as a fire) occured as a result. US plugs are not AS/NZ compliant as they have no insulation cover, and bending them creates risks.

 

As a temporary once off maybe, but never for something that's going to be used permanently. It's a crazy thing to do then 5V plugpacks are so readily available.

 

 




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  # 2309440 2-Sep-2019 13:38
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Bung: If you have a spare USB phone charger that does 1 A or more you can buy USB A to dc power plug cords.

 

 

 

Thanks, that sounds cheaper than buying a new power supply.


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