Need AC/DC Adapter Advice please

Taffycat

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I have just purchased a personal CD player - yes, it's "old tech" and nothing special. Our better-quality audio players are situated in the sitting room, and computer room, so we wanted a bog-standard, small unit, just for the kitchen.

That explained... it sounds surprisingly good, when a line is run from it, into the decent stereo speakers of the kitchen DAB radio.

I'd prefer to use the mains, rather than feed the CD-player with oodles of batteries. There is a "universal" adapter HERE, which looks ok to my untrained eye... but I would appreciate your views? Are there better, or more appropriate options do you think? Naturally, electrical safety is a high priority.

The CD-player is DC 4.5V and consumes 2W

The adaptor linked above, has a 1.2 Amp max load (would that be compatible?)

(Before anyone mentions that Google is my friend... yes, I know it is... but trying to work-out Amps, Volts and Watts eqivalents ....... makes my hair hurt! :lol:)

Thank you for reading :D
 

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The adapter's fine, 1.2A is more than enough to supply 4.5V @ 2W.

Just make sure you get the polarity correct when connecting, the player will have a small logo at the DC input showing polarity and your universal adapter will be switchable as regards polarity.

EDIT: Or if the polarity isn't switchable, it may be selected by which way round you insert the plug suitable for your player into the adapter's cable socket.
 

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Hi Flopps and many thanks for your reply.

The symbol on the player is this: which (I understand after a quick Wiki check) means that it's centre positive. Thanks for the heads-up on that, I'll be sure to pay attention to that, when I get the adapter. :thumb:
 

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I ordered the adaptor around 4:30 pm yesterday, and it has just been delivered (09:57 am) - yay! It looks pretty good too, so will now put it to the test. :D
 

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SHE CAN'T HEAR YOU! :D
Yes she can... but there was a bit of an echo lol

Actually, we're very pleased with the adapter, it works perfectly.

There are a whole range of jack connectors, nicely stored in a rubber block. They'll be useful for any other battery-operated gizmos, which might need AC power, at some point. :D
 

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