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Covert 6v adapter to 4.5 volts
« on: October 16, 2008, 09:56:21 AM »
I figured someone here as more expertise on stepping down voltage.....here is the deal.

I bought my kid a clock radio.  It didn't come with an adapter.  The clock it negative tipped, and is rated for 4.5v.  I found a 6v 800ma adapter I can basterdize.  I would think that 6v (and I may be wrong) would be too much, and need to step it down closer to 4.5v

I know the UA5 adapter I made will work anywhere between 9v and 12v

What is the simplest way step the voltage down to 4.5v

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Re: Covert 6v adapter to 4.5 volts
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 01:08:02 PM »
if you wanted you could make a box to step it down
and while you are at it make one to run the ua5 and iriver off one battery - since the vr's come in 5 packs
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Re: Covert 6v adapter to 4.5 volts
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 11:17:22 AM »
The clock it negative tipped
I don't understand this phrase, but have you tried running the clock on the 6V adaptor? It should dissipate the extra volts as heat. That would be the simplest.
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Re: Covert 6v adapter to 4.5 volts
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 01:36:01 PM »
The 6v may or may not work.  I'd skip stepping it down and just get an inexpensive 4.5v wallwart.
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Re: Covert 6v adapter to 4.5 volts
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 03:21:27 PM »
i go to thrift stores alot, and often times there are TONS of wallwart power convertors  in huge baskets for a less than a buck each.  check your local goodwill or salvation army thrift store

 

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