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Charger / Adapter

Where can I purchase just the wall plug adapter? The male connector that plugs into the charger base broke off while the adapter was transported in luggage. Is this something that can be bought as a third-party device, or should we try to remain with the COBRA brand of adapter?

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Steve

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    I too was going to go to Radio Shack and buy a universal adapter, but I don't know what the output voltage should be. I have a Cobra FA-CN Desktop charger but there's no indication on the label what voltage or polarity should be.

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Radio shack sales a universal power adapter. <CAUTION> make sure the adapter is set to the correct voltage and that the tip is set to the correct polarity. The only other option is to order the adapter from Cobra.

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