Is the marked wire positive or negative?

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  1. djheater

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    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 :)
     
  2. Hayabusa Rider

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    Wait, positive AC?
     
  3. djheater

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    It's an AC adapter this one, actually... And I want to use it to power this unless you have a better idea.. :)
     
  4. Zebo

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    The positive has a white stripe or raised stripe along it's wire. It's DC now:)
     
  5. Colt45

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    AC adapter is a screwy name.

    its a transformer, rectifier and filter
     
  6. Evadman

    Evadman Administrator Emeritus<br>Elite Member

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    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.
     
  7. JW310

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    it should tell you in the instructions that came with the ac-dc converter which wire is positive.

    JW
     
  8. Hayabusa Rider

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    Yeah, that's right. Just being a smart ass ;)
     
  9. djheater

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    hmm... good point

    thanks BTW

    cross your fingers for me
     
  10. ElFenix

    ElFenix Elite Member<br> Super Moderator<br>Off Topic
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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.
     
  11. Zebo

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    OH Shoot, I forgot ...Ahh never mind probably too late:p

    Did you know plasma is a Fourth form of matter.

     
  12. Evadman

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    where the hell did that come from? :p
     
  13. Hayabusa Rider

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    He may soon enough POOF!
     
  14. Zebo

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    See hays post:)

    Maybe wrong instrutions HEHEHE
     
  15. CraigRT

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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!! :D
     
  16. djheater

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    Works!

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