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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Tara Salman, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Tara Salman

    Tara Salman Guest

    Can an adaptor plug stop functioning? I cannot use my scanner, speakers or
    DSL modem because the adaptors are not working. I was trying to see if the
    adaptors would work in different equipment (i.e., the one for the speakers
    in the modem), and now the equipment I previously mentioned won't work. All
    my plugs and adaptor plugs are plugged into power surges.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    What exactly are you writing about???

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    Can an adaptor plug stop functioning? I cannot use my scanner, speakers or
    DSL modem because the adaptors are not working. I was trying to see if the
    adaptors would work in different equipment (i.e., the one for the speakers
    in the modem), and now the equipment I previously mentioned won't work. All
    my plugs and adaptor plugs are plugged into power surges.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  3. Tarushka

    Tarushka Guest

    THE AC ADAPTOR PLUGS. YOU KNOW, THE CUBE-SHAPED PLUGS. IF YOU STILL
    DON'T UNDERSTAND, THEN I SHOULD JUST BUY NEW ONES.
     
  4. Well, if you went around -- radomly plugging different wall adapters
    (aka Wall Warts) into "... different equipment...", then there is a
    Very Good Chance you'll need to buy new, "...different equipment...", too.

    "Different wall adapters" have:
    * different output -- AC vs DC
    * different voltage -- 3V, 4.5V, 6V, 7.5V, 8.4V, 9V, 12V, u.s.w.
    * different current capacity -- 10's of mA up to an Ampere, or so.

    Jonesy
    other top postings deleted...
     
  5. adapter plugs? are you referring to the adapters to plug a 3 prong plug
    into a 2 prong receptacle? If so, then you should NOT be using them
    with your computer equipment. You should plug them into the proper
    grounded receptacle.
     
  6. ahhhhhh... the actual transformer is what you are referring to... in
    this case, you might have killed your equipment by plugging the wrong
    one into it since you stated that you tried it in different equipment.
    those adapters usually are all different output voltages, and yo must
    use the correct one for the equipment. plugging in the wrong one could
    send too much voltage to the equipment and kill it.
     
  7. Is this a wind-up? :)
    They probably all provide different polarities and voltages. Put the
    right one for each piece of equipment where it belongs. If you're
    lucky, you won't have damaged anything. Don't do anything so stupid
    again !
     
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