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#373282 - 14/04/2021 02:16 power supply using 9v car adapter
Mr_Maniacal
new poster

Registered: 21/04/2002
Posts: 34
Loc: Salt Lake City, UT
is there a good plug that I could directly plug my empeg power supply into the 9v power supply of the car. Until I get my empeg totally installed by the way you are supposed to.

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#373283 - 14/04/2021 03:04 Re: power supply using 9v car adapter [Re: Mr_Maniacal]
JBjorgen
carpal tunnel

Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3557
Loc: Columbus, OH
From the FAQ:

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It must be a DC power supply. It must supply direct current as output, not alternating current.


The connector jack must have the center pin as positive (+) connection, and the outer sleeve as the negative connection.


The connector jack must have a 2.1mm center pin and a 5.5mm outside diameter. Make sure it's the correct size, or you might damage the car/home sensing switch by forcing the jack into the player.


The voltage can be in the range of about 12v-16v DC, the exact voltage doesn't matter much.


If you search, you can find many options on Amazon, like this or this. Be aware that the player does do some things differently in car mode versus house mode. I believe that in hijack you can force it to car mode. I would also use it with a power source that is ignition switched if possible or you might accidentally forget to unplug it and return to your vehicle to find a dead battery.

I used to carry one of these in my empeg bag at all times for when I used rental cars (along with an aux cable and a fm transmitter). Never had a problem.
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#373284 - 14/04/2021 03:59 Re: power supply using 9v car adapter [Re: Mr_Maniacal]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14288
Loc: Canada
What kind of car has only 9V instead of 12V?

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#373291 - 15/04/2021 03:02 Re: power supply using 9v car adapter [Re: Mr_Maniacal]
JBjorgen
carpal tunnel

Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3557
Loc: Columbus, OH
I assumed that he meant ~12-14 volts. Unless he meant 6V. There are some old 6V car electric systems.
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~ John

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