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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 634 times:

I have a Power adapter that plugs into a Canon Dig. Camcorder. But I don't have the half that goes from the box to the wall outlet. I found one that fits, but not sure if I can use it. I'm afraid to try it and end up cooking something. Anyone know if I can use this safely? The Canon adapter has the following specs:

Input-100V-240V 50/60Hz
Output DC 8.4V ===1.5A

The adapter to the plug I want to use has this...
Input-100V-240V 47-63Hz
Output +5V====4.0A

Is it safe to use?


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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 630 times:

NO WAY ! Do NOT do this as the power/voltage outputs are not the same !
If you do your camcorder will say Rhaa !

UTA



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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 630 times:

I don't understand exactlty what you want to do, but if your camcorder needs 8.4 V, and that you give him 5V, it won't burn anything. But it won't work.

User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 628 times:

Sebolino, look at the power rating :
4.0 amps instead of 1.5 amps. That can fry equipment  Sad

UTA



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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 627 times:

Let me explain better, I have the camcorders original adapter which is the first one listed above. I'm only missing the larger cord that goes from the wall to the box. I need to know if those are different. I don't want to use the other box with the different rating, only its larger cord for the correct box. Does that make sense?

Thank for your replies.

(And what does Rhaa mean?)



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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 619 times:

As long as the original transformer is used (or one with equivalent ratings) any power cord will do. Rhaa !

UTA



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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 619 times:

OK, I see.

It sounds safe if the cord can stand a higher current.


Flying_high: The current indication is a maximum current in output of the adaptor.


User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 615 times:

True Sebolino. I need some vacances.

UTA



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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 613 times:

Thanks fellas!!!! That saves me a LOT of trouble.



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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 590 times:
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It will probably fry it.

You need to understand that it is POWER (not current, not voltage) that makes things go

POWER = VOLTAGE x CURRENT

The cam will SUCK (you dont "push" power, you "suck" power) as much power as it needs:

If the voltage is too low it will suck more current (melting stuff).

If the voltage is too high it will suck less current (not melting stuff, but flashovers could occur in the electronics)

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Ok read the previous responsed.. the cord will prob be OK... Still let this be a lesson for you crazy kids regarding DC power - Courtesy of Dr. Ohm  Wink/being sarcastic




[Edited 2004-12-01 21:38:09]


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