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Subject: Re: Plugged in Car-charger - smoke out of my box - no charging
From: blaou (
Date: 2004-03-18

Hi Jörg, did you get my email?
Anyway, I'm writing it again:
- Where can I get the party you are mentioning?
- "easy to replace" - even to me, who has never soldered anything in his
- Do you know someone in Germany, preferably in the Bonn/Cologne Area,
who could do this kind of stuff?


a desperate blaou
(who needs his rockbox back soon :( )

On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 14:40:18 +0100 (MET)
"[IDC]Dragon" <> wrote:

> > Shoot, I just discovered that I used the wrong polarity....
> > F**k, so I even can't blame the shop that sold me the charger.
> I was expecting this. The DC/DC converter behind the plug is rated for
> max. 40V, you won't blow that so easily with overvoltage. From the
> schematics, the(V1) Recorder could charge from practically anything
> that has a minimum voltage. You could directly plug it to the car's
> lighter jack (not guaranteed, however).
> What you probably need now is a MC34063A, that is the DC/DC converter
> and regulator part. It is a SO8 package, still SMT but kind of large.
> Should be easy to replace.
> Jörg
> --
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