I need a 12volt/1.5A, center pin positive, charger. The problem is on the DRC620N the center pin is much smaller than one would expect a 2.1 mm inside and 5.5 mm outside. I am pretty sure the outside is 5.5, but the inside pin is a good bit smaller than 2.1. How do I find out what plug size is correct?
Wal-Mart ectronics dept. has an "Universal DC Adapter Kit" it will have various size adapter plugs and a variable setting to adjust DC Voltage. It also should have a switch to set the polarity. I used mine to power several different devices. It was well worth the money I spent as opposed to buying a actual DC Adapter. Subsequently, the kit from Wal-Mart was far cheaper than the real deal.
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Look at the point on the case of the player where the adapter would plug into. Voltage and polarity of the center pin is usually found there. Look on the label that has the model and serial number of the unit to see if the power requirements are there. For instance: if you found that the unit needs 1000 Ma of current, you would get an adapter that is capable of supplying more that one amp of power. Never get one that cannot meet the current demands of the player. Once you have that information, you can shop for a power adapter either on line or at a local shop that sells adapters.
You should go to a local electronics shop with the old adaptor.
They merely need to match:
Plug polarity (center positive or negative)
There is nothing "magic" about the original vendors power adapter.
You can get an universal AC Adapter such as the one sold at Radio Shack. The specifications should be 9 to 12 volts and at least 800 miliamps with the center tip being positive - this is reversible on universal adapters. A decent adapter should cost between $10.00 - $15.00.
Make sure that you plug in the charger on the battery pack, not on the 12 volts input from the PD-3070 - This is use only to power up the player, it won't charge the battery.
Take your DVD player down to a local repair shop or Radio Shack. They will be happy to sell you a universal charger for your device. I picked up a iGo universal power adapter awhile back at Radio Shack. I think it is great, it automatically configures the power needed to the device, you just need to by the correct plug/tip. The advantage is that you can buy tips for your other electronic devices so you can have one charger do it all. They are not too expensive and since you can use it for other devices it makes it well worth it. There are other models that are available and cheaper too, so shop around. The reason you want to take the device AND the charger is so the salespeople can get all the info from the devices (like plug/tip type and size as well as polarization) to be sure you get exactly what you need.
You can try calling Target Customer Service 1.800.440.0680 and inquire cost & availability of the charger for the TruTech PVS12701.
Alternately, you can just look for an AC adapter/charger that has the following specs: Input Voltage - your country's standard AC mains; Output Voltage - 12VDC Output Current - at least 1.5 Amp (the higher the better) Connector - one that will fit and match the polarity of the TruTech PVS12701. (am guessing crown type center positive, pls confirm with the store. It may also help to bring along the unit when doing the purchase over the counter)
Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
I would suggest Radio Shack or similar local electronics store that specializes in electronics for hobbyists(meaning Best Buy and Circuit City would not be my first choice). The trick will be to match the output voltage and amperage, which should be listed on the label attached to the unit (sometimes on the bottom) or listed on the old home AC adapter if you still have it. The other thing to keep in mind is the size of the plug connector which the adapter uses to connect to the unit. Take the unit to Radio Shack and they should be able to figure out which AC adapter is right for your unit.