Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Plugged in Car-charger - smoke out of my box - no charging
Re: Plugged in Car-charger - smoke out of my box - no charging
From: Fred Maxwell <rockbox_at_anti-spam.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 16:20:05 -0500
> 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....)
> 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.
Received on 2004-03-16