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iriver mp3 car charger problem

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Jun 2, 2005.

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  1. Guest

    Hi there, I have an iriver mp3 player. Its a H100 series 15G player. I
    lost my mains charger and wanted to charge it. I have a belkin car
    charger for my 12V FM transmitter. The voltage on the back of the
    player says 5V. I wasnt sure if those car chargers were universal or
    not.
    So i plug it in and pretty much straight away the light goes out on the
    charger and the fuse blows in it.
    Ive ordered a proper charger from iriver, but I dont know if i have
    fried my player. Do you think and extra 7V in 2 seconds would do any
    damage.
    Im a bit freaked out cause i had all my fav music on there, and havent
    backed it up. I'll get the iriver charger in a few days, but was
    wondering if anyone had any opinion on this????

    thanx..

    kevin
     
  2. One day got dressed and committed to text
    I wouldnt get too optimistic if I were you :-(
    However maybe it has survived the double voltage, personally I'd bet it's
    toasted.
     
  3. Ban

    Ban Guest

    kevin,
    doesn't sound too good. if the transmitter is 12V, the "charger" is just a
    fuse probably and the current is almost unlimited for the first moment, the
    fuse will only protect from catching fire.
    I don't know about iRiver, but there are appliances that are protected
    against overvoltage. All the gadgets I build will survive a 40V overvoltage
    of any polarity, but they have their own fuse inside. This is usually not
    done in consumer stuff, especially the miniature one.
    Well as long as you havn't stored your digital fotos in there, the music can
    be collected again.
     
  4. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Oh, yes, I definitely have an opinion.

    Sorry,
    Rich
     
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