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3v DC in

I cannot obtain a power cable to enable use of this socket. However I do have a transformer which has various DC outputs one of which is 3v.It also has a number of plugs one of which fits the socket on the camera. Can you tell me if the plug tip is Positive or Negative.
I have had this excellent camera for quite some time, and a power supply would be useful when in use for long periods i.e. on a PC.
Hope you can help, and any advice would be appreciated.
Happy New Year
Laurie Stevens

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    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    That transformer is generic type and doesnt give proper voltage. You will damage your camera if hooked with such transformer.

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I have not found a solution to the problem. I did reply to your last message and said I would not bother because I can manage with batteries. I cannot see why I cannot use my transformer which has a stabilised output, how can it damage my camera. All I wanted to know was is the tip Positive or Negative on the power input to the camera.
Thanks anyway
Laurie Stevens

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