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Subject: Re: Plugged in Car-charger - smoke out of my box - no charging
From: blaou (blaou_at_gmx.net)
Date: 2004-03-16


I used the standard 9V Voltage. The Adapter is capable of 800mA, but the
Archos only need 500mA - could this be a problem?
Of course I unplugged the box. It's still booting up and playing - but I
cannot charge it anymore....
Finding an electronic engineer will be hard. And finding the broken part
probably even worse.....

On Tue, 16 Mar 2004 16:20:05 -0500
Fred Maxwell <rockbox_at_anti-spam.org> wrote:

> blaou wrote:
>
> > after I broke my old car-charger for my Archos Recorder, I bought a
> > new one with changeable voltage.
>
> So what voltage had you selected?
>
> > After I plugged it into my Archos, Smoke
> > came out of my recorder.
>
> That's never a good sign.
>
> > Now it is actually still working - but charging the batteries does
> > not work anymore.
>
> I hope that you have had enough sense to stop using the car adapter as
>
> it is obviously putting out too high a voltage.
>
> > Can this be fixed?
>
> Probably, provided the parts are available (which they probably are).
>
> > Is it this "soldering the charging circuit"-something
> > people talk about on this list? (I tried searching the Mail-Archive
> > but ended up with IRC-Logs....)
>
> Probably not.
>
> > Is there maybe a description for it or
> > do I have to bring it to some kind of mechanic?
>
> Mechanic? No. You need to find someone who services electronics,
> like an electronic engineer.
>
> Regards,
> Fred Maxwell
>
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