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Subject: Re: Plugged in Car-charger - smoke out of my box - no charging
From: blaou (
Date: 2004-03-17

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.
Me so stupid.

On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 08:53:05 +0100
"Henrik Backe" <> wrote:

> "Fred Maxwell" wrote in message
> > I just took the 9v, 600ma adapter that came with my Archos Studio 10
> > and plugged it in. With no load (nothing attached), the voltage is
> > 14.5V! Put 600ma of load on it and it will drop closer to the 9V
> > rating. Now, if it was rated at 800ma, then the same 600ma load
> > would probably result in a significantly higher voltage. That may
> > be what cooked your player.
> >
> What probably fried his recorder is that he choose the wrong polarity
> on the changeable charger. Been there, done that, did'nt like the
> smell ;-)
> .../Henrik
> _______________________________________________

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