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Subject: Re: Running from external supply (round 2)
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
I wonder how many volts you are feeding it?
You might guess that 4 * 1.5 = 6V,
but rechargeable batteries are 1.2V ...so 4 * 1.2 = 4.8V
I have read "do not use Alkali batteries to power a Jukebox - but have no
idea what would actually happen if you did.
Hope that's helpful info,
At 17:00 02/11/2004, you wrote:
>Once again I'm trying to run my jbr from an external power supply. The
>problem now is that when I apply power, the unit turns on, I get the
>rockbox splash screen, but then the disk makes a repeating clicking
>noise (as if it's trying to spin up, and failing). I've heard of
>similar problems related to bad batteries, but I'm wondering what I
>could be doing wrong?
>The supply is a generic bench supply, 0-30V 2A, so it should be able
>to source much more current than the jukebox needs. It's overload
>light also does not come on. The amp meter jumps from ~100mA to ~500mA
>with every attempted spinup.
>Anyway, any ideas would be appreciated. This unit works just fine from
>DavÝ Steinn Geirsson
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