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Ac adapter 3.0 V polarity

I need to know the polarity of the 3.0 v power adapter for my Vivitar Vivicam 5385. Is the centre pin positive or negative? What will happen if the polarity is wrong way round?

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Re: ac adapter 3.0 V polarity

Center pin is positive, and um Zap! Cheers!

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