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Power adapter / transformer voltage, is this a safe combination?

I have a digital photo frame and lost the original power adapter. The sticker on the product says it uses 5V DC 2A. I found another transformer that will fit and power it but I don't know if this is safe. It is marked 5.4V 2410 mA. I don't know what the difference is and certainly don't want to damage the product or start a fire. Can someone confirm that is is safe to use the alternate transformer? Thank you!!

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  • brosent88 Jan 12, 2009

    thank you, but can anyone confirm the volatage values on the replacement adapter that I am using are safe when compared to the original specs? Is there 'that much' of a difference? Thanks!!

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Brosent88,

do not use a transformer that is not a match to the original. go to a radio shack or contact the company that made or marketed your frame for a replacement transformer.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • John Buettner Jan 12, 2009

    brosent88,



    well 2410milli-ampers = 2.41 ampers, so you want to use a transformer that puts out .41 amps dc and .4 volts dc higher than what the equipment calls for ? unless there is a + or -- certain amount %in the instruction manual i would not use it.

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