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What voltage power cable/transformer do i need for an "EXtreme" monitor

Hello, I really need some help. I have posted about this once and was offered general advice suggesting I try to find a repair man, which though appreciated didn't really help all that much.

I have recently been given a monitor without a power cable that appears to need an independent power supply.

Though it is branded as being "EXtreme", it is hard to say what make of monitor it is, as a reasonable attempt at searching on line has not yet yielded anything conclusive.

There is some information on the back of the monitor. Here it is.

100 - 240VAC 50/60Hz 1.5A

Model ST - 15V

The socket on the back of the monitor is labled DC IN.

*What I would like to know is: what type of power cable/transformer do I need and more specifically, what voltage should it be (this is the piece of information that for some reason is missing. I have taken it to a shop and was told that without this information there was a chance that the monitor would be wrecked by gambling on the voltage and trying an incorrect cable).Most monitors seem to be in the range of 9 to 15V but as I am somewhat inept with electrical devices I do not wish to assume a general truth, nor do I know whether I have to find an adaptor that is exactly right or simply works within this or a paricular range.

It may be that I am just being a bit slow but if you could think of anything that would be of help I might stand some chance of getting this thing going. As you may have guessed, I am not what you would call an expert so please be patient with any explaining.

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  • Samizdat Apr 02, 2008

    Thanks for that Geno. That does seem to make some sense.

    Everybody we have shown the monitor to (people in computer sales and supplies, engeneers in internet cafes, electricians working in electrical shops etc) seems united in their confusion at both the information that there is and the information that there isn't. Most other monitors of an apparently similar spec seem to be 12V. In the end, like me, nobody is particularly willing to try anything.


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I don't know why it specifically say 100 - 240 VAC (That's AC Input), then label the jack as DC IN. So I'd guess it will run on either. Is there a jack or connector for the AC in as well? Most DC inputs are indeed around 12 Volts, this is so they can be operated on vehicle voltage.

Hope that helps a little...


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