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Switched power supply with one that ha less output, electronic peforming differently

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by tooquick, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. tooquick


    Apr 19, 2012
    I have a vtower extreme vaporizer. It has a heating element on it and also a fan. The power supply on went out on it, and it costs 40 bucks to replace. When it first started going out it seemed like a loose connection, when I would wiggle the wire and push in the male/female end to the plug together it would eventually come back on. It is now completely out. When plugged in the power supply makes a quiet ticking noise, it sounds like something is trying to trigger, but never actually does.

    I was given another power supply with the same connector and almost the same specs. The specs for the original are
    Input: AC100-240V, 50/60Hz, 1.5A
    Output: 19V---2500mA

    and the new power supply specs are
    input 100v-240v, 50-60hz 1.5ma Max
    output 12v 4.2A

    The vaporizer has a function to turn sound on and off, it beeps when buttons are clicked when it is on. When I plug in the new power supply it causes the vaporizer to beep continuously sounding like a warning function, but that could just be a coincidence. So Any recommendations on what I should do? I figure a lower output won't damage the vaporizer, but don't know for sure. Anyway to fix the original power supply?
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    The new supply has only 12 V output whereas the old supply has 19 V output. 12 V is obviously insufficient to power the vaporizer. Try to get a 19 V power supply. Some laptop supplies have that voltage. Maybe you can get one cheap?

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