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.
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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.
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Wall socket power (high voltage) is known as AC (Alternating Current). Battery power (low voltage) is known as DC (Direct Current). Transformers are electrical converters that change AC input to DC output or DC input to AC output. This is required to charge or to supply mains power for most portable devices that use batteries when not plugged in, or devices that do not have batteries but still require DC power input. Examples of such devices are laptops, phones, tablets, printers, print servers etc. A transformer for your print server is most likely a black box in line with the power cable. In this case you will need a new power cable which will include the transformer. Some transformers are within the device itself with a power socket in the back of the device. If this is the case then replacement of the transformer (or sometimes the whole device) is required depending on the price of parts, sometimes replacing the whole device is cheaper.
1. Test power adapter for output voltage. Bend the power cable in various directions while doing this to be sure that there is no broken conductors in the cable. 2. If power adapter is Ok, connect it & see if the power LED on the laptop will glow when you jiggle the power connector in various directions. If yes, then the DC jack might be loose or damaged, & need to be either re-soldered or replaced. 3. If not, then disassemble the laptop. Remove any components that attach to the laptop's motherboard first (e.g. battery, hard drive, RAM, wireless card, optical drive, ... etc.) 4. Next, remove the keyboard & the LCD screen. 5. Finally, unscrew all screws that hold the upper cover & lower cover together so that you could gain access to the motherboard. 6. Inspect the solder points connecting the DC jack to the motherboard. Make sure that none of them is loose. If any, re-solder them. 7. Inspect the center pin in the DC jack. Make sure that it is not broken or loose. If it is, then you might need to replace the DC jack. 8. When you are done, re-assemble back the laptop.
I just found my Canon 5000F scanner to have a power supply outputting 3V DC instead of 12V DC. I replaced it with a 12V DC Power Supply from Tandy rated at 1.5 amps. I had the scans getting darker by the day and sometimes completely black. Now I have great scans again. Just test the voltage at the plug that supplies the scanner for a healthy 12V DC with a multimeter.
the Power transformer has diferent outputs, +5V,-5V,3V,12V and so on.., but has a standby output a low power 5v to power button function.
Your PC have Power supply Defective,
so your must find a usual spare power supply on the market, compatibilty as 115V input and more of 350W power, to have stabilty.
Kodak has 3 types of charger that can be connected to a wall socket USB AC Adapter - is especially useful when traveling, away from your computer, or just plain on-the-go. Connect your camera's USB cable to the adapter and plug it into a wall outlet to conveniently charge your camera. 5V AC Adapter - Provides in-camera charging for all KODAK EASYSHARE M and V Series Digital Cameras Input: AC 100-240 V 50/60 Hz Output : DC 5.0 V 3V AC Adapter - Provides direct power to your camera but it will not charge the camera battery Input: AC 100-240 V 50/60 Hz Output : DC 3.0 V
* You need to check the type of adapter your using. If your using the 5V AC adapter or USB adapter and the camera won't charge the battery contact kodak support line 1 800 235 6325 (23KODAK) for possible repair.
A transformer type (Linear Mode Power Supply) AC to DC power adapter with a 9.V nominal output, measures about 12.V without load when tested with a multimeter. A power adapter with a nominal output of 7.5 V, measures a little over 9.V. Considering a number of people across different forums reported the adapter's measured power output as 12.V, I think the nominal rating of the AC to DC adapter should be 9.V. However, keep away from Switch Mode Power Supplies.
Usually there is no fuse in the printer itself. The big block that you plug into the wall is actually a transformer. It converts the 120V power from the wall outlet to a much lower voltage and also converts it to DC power.take the plug in end with the cube transformer in it and bring under a good light and it will read the specifications about that power converter. What sometimes happens is that the transformer inside that cube fails (through various causes) and thus produces no voltage or the wrong voltage. Take the plug with you to an electronics store of your choice and they will direct you to a universal 120AC to a DC transformer (it will have various settings and various plug adapters) and then follow the instructions to match the voltage on the old power converter. I hope this helps you out.
get a multi meter and test the charging unit for 9v. if the transformer output to batteries is other than the 9.6, you will see that output.
it will say right on the transformer what the ouput should be.
it has to be at least what the output of what the battery is.
if it's not you'll need a new transformer.
i've seen this before where the battery output is 9v but the charger is only producing a limited out of around 3v.