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« on: July 07, 2004, 10:26:16 pm »
Guys, my partner found a supplier for a AC adapter that should* work well for the Z.

It's a Astrodyne PSA05R-050.


Input voltage:     90-264 volts
Input Frequency: 47-63 Hz
+/- 5% regulation


... lots of other good specs (can't seem to find them on the website though).


And you can get whatever adapters that you need for your country.

http://www.astrodyne.com/astro/product_mai...R&sku=PSA05R050


*("Should" as in you are on your own). The specs look good, but do your own research first.


John


Edited: Oh, and they are 5 volt, 1 amp and cost $24 bucks each.

Edit #2 Oh, and you will have to make sure that the plug fits (it looks like it should, and it is polarized correctly according to the specs).
« Last Edit: July 07, 2004, 11:08:17 pm by waalkman »
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2004, 10:47:57 pm »
That's a nice one. Radio shack also has a variable voltage camcorder adapter that comes with multiple plugs and handles 5 volts at the required amp rating for a 6000L.

Not as sleek as Sharp's but it works for about $20.

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2004, 11:04:27 pm »
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That's a nice one. Radio shack also has a variable voltage camcorder adapter that comes with multiple plugs and handles 5 volts at the required amp rating for a 6000L.

Not as sleek as Sharp's but it works for about $20.

-T
Have you tried it? And what are the specs? (or link).

I do like how Rat Shack does its wall warts, the different adapter/polarity makes things really simple.


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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2004, 12:11:46 am »
As long as you get a 5V *regulated* adapter, you really ought to be OK.

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2004, 04:29:37 am »
My creative zen one works perfectly... same plug/polarity too.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2004, 08:32:39 pm »
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Have you tried it? And what are the specs? (or link).

I do like how Rat Shack does its wall warts, the different adapter/polarity makes things really simple.


John

I do have one and use it at home (I've left Sharp's adapter at work).

Took some digging but here is the link with specs:

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cata...t%5Fid=273-1696

My local place had it for $19.99, and it looks smaller than it really is in the picture

One caveat when looking for adapters:
if memory serves correctly the 6000L requires 2A which is why I picked this adapter.

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2004, 04:00:13 pm »
Just as a note, the iPaq AC adaptor I recieved with my HP2215 also works perfectly with my SL5500.  Very happy  , I now have a charger for work and one for home.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2004, 12:14:10 am »
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Just as a note, the iPaq AC adaptor I recieved with my HP2215 also works perfectly with my SL5500.  Very happy  , I now have a charger for work and one for home.
So it's buy the charger, and get the iPaq free?  


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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2004, 02:32:08 pm »
Yup, Iv also been using an Ipaq chargerwith my 5500 at work with no problems ecept the Ipaq keeps turning itsself off and loosing information, dunno if its linked  
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2004, 04:07:52 pm »
At least in the US it looks like you can purchase an original Sharp EA-70S (google for it) starting somewhere around $24. So why to look for an alternative?

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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2004, 09:48:42 am »
I don't suppose anyone knows of a UK source for suitable power supplies?

Maplin do a few, for example:

1200mA Regulated Desk Top Adaptor
Fixed Voltage Regulated Mains Adaptors
Regulated Variable Power Supply

None of which are exactly 5v, though. Would 4.5v suffice?

Cheers,
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« Last Edit: July 26, 2004, 01:02:31 pm by kingmob »

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2004, 12:16:46 pm »
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I don't supose anyone knows of a UK source for suitable power supplies?

Maplin do a few, for example:

1200mA Regulated Desk Top Adaptor
Fixed Voltage Regulated Mains Adaptors
Regulated Variable Power Supply

None of which are exactly 5v, though. Would 4.5v suffice?

Cheers,
Tim
SL-5500 used to be officialy sold in the UK, so you can probably find the adapter for it (maybe used one). It works perfectly with C series.

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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2004, 01:11:04 pm »
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SL-5500 used to be officialy sold in the UK, so you can probably find the adapter for it (maybe used one). It works perfectly with C series.
Although you can get the EA70S for less than $30 in the US, the cheapest I've seen it here is £54 (=$100), which is a little insane for an adapter...

I will check ebay though, ta.

Tim

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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2004, 02:50:58 pm »
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I will check ebay though, ta.
I think that's the way to go. Just last week I bought a used one from a guy in this forum for $23 shipped (in the US). I'm sure he would have shipped it to UK for some extra bucks.

Or if you ask people here, then someone could probably buy you an adapter in the US and then send it to UK. buy.com has them for $26 with free shipping.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2004, 02:52:43 pm by maslovsky »

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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2004, 03:12:15 pm »
I went to radio shack and bought the universal adapter for digital cameras and it came with the right adapt a plug for my 5000d and I have been using it for months with no problems. The digital camera one was supposed to be better regulated, and a higher quality. It has a slider for output voltage. Just be sure to get the polarity right before plugging it in or it will ruin your zaurus!!

Hope this helps someone...
Jeff