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Old 01-28-2003, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default Is the marked wire positive or negative?

I have an AC adapter I'm busticating and I though that the marked is usually positive...
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you know, the one with the stripe....


let me know if I'm wrong so i don't fry this LCD
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Old 01-28-2003, 12:24 AM   #2
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Wait, positive AC?
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Old 01-28-2003, 12:26 AM   #3
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Wait, positive AC?
It's an AC adapter this one, actually... And I want to use it to power this unless you have a better idea..
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Old 01-28-2003, 12:27 AM   #4
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The positive has a white stripe or raised stripe along it's wire. It's DC now
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AC adapter is a screwy name.

its a transformer, rectifier and filter
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Old 01-28-2003, 12:28 AM   #6
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The positive has a white stripe or raised stripe along it's wire. It's DC now
also, you can use the 12v line from your computer or you can get a dedicated 12v ac adapter from radioshack for i assume less than a switchable one.

Also, most rechargable 9.6v tools use a 12v DC adaper. (may be 14 depending on tool maker) so you may be able to get one cheaper. all depends on cost.
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Old 01-28-2003, 12:29 AM   #7
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Wait, positive AC?
It's an AC adapter this one, actually... And I want to use it to power this unless you have a better idea..
it should tell you in the instructions that came with the ac-dc converter which wire is positive.

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Yeah, that's right. Just being a smart ass
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The positive has a white stripe or raised stripe along it's wire. It's DC now
hmm... good point

thanks BTW

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i bought some new speaker cable at home depot (shoulda got it at parts express... half the price) and the stuff didn't have a stripe. only a barely visible bit of type on it that said the maker and gauge.
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hmm... good point

thanks BTW

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hmm... good point thanks BTW cross your fingers for me
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where the hell did that come from?
See hays post

Maybe wrong instrutions HEHEHE
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saw intelligent jumper cables on TV the other day. so cool!!!!!
hook them up however you want and the switcher box thingy makes the correction inside. is that EVER cool!!
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Works!

You guys are so smart, you all get gold stars.
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