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So i lose my Literati charger right after my birthday! I cant find it anywhere and i found my old t mobile charger and it fits perfectly. But i cant tell if its chargeing and it wont turn on! Please help me

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Stop!

There are no voltage and amperage "standards" for low voltage connectors found on devices made to run from an external "wall wart" or transformer type charger or adapter. Just because a connector "fits" does not mean the power is 1) the correct voltage 2) correct polarity 3) correct type (AC or DC) or 4) can supply the amount of power needed to operate the device.

You may have done irreversible damage to your device by literally "grabbing any old charger that fits" to power it. Obtain the correct charger - or if unable to find one; determine the characteristics needed by the device - those variables are listed in 1 through 4 above.

You may find adjustable power sources that allow 1) changing of tips to fit the device, 2) a selector to choose from a range of voltages, 3) a switch to select AC or DC output and 4) the ability to plug in the tip backwards so that the polarity reverses. The last thing needed, is to know how much current in amps or power in watts is needed by the device. The charger / adapter should be chosen on its ability to supply this power continuously - never choose a charger / adapter that provides less than any of the electrical requirements; otherwise damage to the charger or device may occur - and if left unattended, could overheat and cause a fire.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply. Thank you.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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    kathykinzer Aug 14, 2012

    on the back of the unit, bottom, very small print..5 volt 1.5 amp, rather large for 5 volt, but needed to charg a 1 amp battery. center is positive,

  • Steve Aug 15, 2012

    A 5 VDC 1.5A supply will run the device without a problem - as spec'd on the label. If you wish only to charge the device, you could probably do so with a charger of the same voltage, polarity, etc. - but with a lower current (amps) value. This reduced output charger will charge the battery, but at a slower rate that the original. You should not use this reduced output charger to operate the device, but only to charge it.

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Actually it doesn't turn on just because you plug in the charger. you have to turn on your literati then plug in the charger and if it is charging it will tell you.

Posted on Mar 29, 2011

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