QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Jul 27 2005, 05:00 AM)
@Cresho: Have you done electronics before?
the amps stated on the power supply is the maximum current draw for the device, the zaurus actually limits how much current it recives, therefore unless a component in the zaurus fails the device will never accept more current than it can take
as for the 5.4v, i hear that the zaurus is sensitive about plugging the charger in the wrong way (unconfirmed) however most electronics rated for 5v operation will work all the way up to 6v, most are rated at 5% up or down which is 4.75v to 5.25v, but i have yet to encounter an electronic component that doesnt exceed spec by a large amount
basically when you look for a wall socket charger, always go for a regulated (unregulated will give a higher than stated voltage when not operating at the specified load current) charger that matches the voltage statd on the device and matches or exceeds the stated current consumtion for the device, the amount of people who i see that get incorect chargers is incredible, ethier to much voltage (so the have some 'slack' built in for when the device neads more voltage hahaha) or not enogh current
if you dont have a charger that matches the required voltage but have some time and a soldering iorn buy a 7805 and 2 capacitors (electrolitic 10uF) and build your own charger, its simple, theres plans all over the net
I am basing my results from statements from other people's expiriences and from guidelines other people stated. Are you lucky enough to try out 6v @1.5 amps on your zaurus? I sure am not! reversing the polarity does blow your zaurus btw as stated by many who i read in these forums. Also, others stated devices failing with odd chargers. Even sales guys from TRIsoft and Streamlinecpu have said to use the EA-70s chargers and they sell them and I also have read horror stories of people using other chargers for the zaurus and notice zauruses failing with some sort of......
Don't quote me on these but this is what i read and bad of me for not keeping links to these.
So from what i read, few stated the best way to go about this is to stick with the ea-70s.
i think i found one link http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...060&hl=chargers
so stick with close specs (sharp ea-70 aka (s) 5.18v .10-.38 amps (comes in the sl-5500 model))as possible -- in this case, ill throw the 20% slack out the door. This is exactly what i get out of charger that's pluged into the wall and those are the numbers i am going to use as a basis for other chargers as well. I really don't know what amp output comes out of a european socket.......probably 1 amp but ill never ever know. I read about zauruses failing with 5.4 volts as well. TRIsoft has many expiriences with customers and power problems which causes serious damages to the zaurus and they even said to stick with the sharp ea-70s.