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Max
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:45 am   



I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance and
to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m

I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.

DBR
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:45 am   



On 31/03/2020 5:11 PM, Max wrote:
Quote:
I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance and
to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m


I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.


Unregulated and no rating for Amps I would not use it for any thing
electronic. Without a rated output I would probably no use it to even
power a torch.

keithr0
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:45 am   



On 3/31/2020 4:41 PM, Max wrote:
Quote:
I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance and
to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m


I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.


This one should do the job, just make sure that you set the plug to the
correct polarity

https://www.jaycar.com.au/6v-dc-800ma-ultra-slim-power-supply-7dc-plugs/p/MP3145

Max
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:45 am   



On 31/03/2020 3:46 pm, keithr0 wrote:
Quote:
On 3/31/2020 4:41 PM, Max wrote:
I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance
and to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m


I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.

This one should do the job, just make sure that you set the plug to the
correct polarity

https://www.jaycar.com.au/6v-dc-800ma-ultra-slim-power-supply-7dc-plugs/p/MP3145


How do you know which polarity to use? I have already bought the
officeworks one.

Max
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:45 am   



On 31/03/2020 3:35 pm, DBR wrote:
Quote:
On 31/03/2020 5:11 PM, Max wrote:
I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance
and to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m


I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.


Unregulated and no rating for Amps  I would not use it for any thing
electronic. Without a rated output I would probably no use it to even
power a torch.


What do you mean by 'unregulated' ?

Max
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:45 am   



On 31/03/2020 3:35 pm, DBR wrote:
Quote:
On 31/03/2020 5:11 PM, Max wrote:
I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance
and to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m


I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.


Unregulated and no rating for Amps  I would not use it for any thing
electronic. Without a rated output I would probably no use it to even
power a torch.


On the back it says:

fully regulated voltage
Output voltage: 3/4.5/6VDC @ 1A & 9/12VDC @ 500mA

DBR
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:45 am   



On 31/03/2020 7:12 PM, Max wrote:
Quote:
On 31/03/2020 3:35 pm, DBR wrote:
On 31/03/2020 5:11 PM, Max wrote:
I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance
and to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m


I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.


Unregulated and no rating for Amps  I would not use it for any thing
electronic. Without a rated output I would probably no use it to even
power a torch.

What do you mean by 'unregulated' ?

It was in the info on the web link to offiseworks Unregulated I cut
this from the description This adaptor is not suitable for use on
portable gaming devices or other sensitive electronic appliances which
require regulated power supplies.

DBR
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:45 am   



On 31/03/2020 7:05 PM, Max wrote:
Quote:
On 31/03/2020 3:46 pm, keithr0 wrote:
On 3/31/2020 4:41 PM, Max wrote:
I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance
and to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m


I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.

This one should do the job, just make sure that you set the plug to
the correct polarity

https://www.jaycar.com.au/6v-dc-800ma-ultra-slim-power-supply-7dc-plugs/p/MP3145


How do you know which polarity to use?  I have already bought the
officeworks one.


There should be a diagram near to the plug on your device, A C shape
with a dot in the middle. It will show the dot as + if it is positive
tip and the C shape as + if it is - tip. Just find the plug that fits
and follow the instructions that should be with the adapter to set it up
to match the device.

DBR
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:45 am   



On 31/03/2020 7:33 PM, Max wrote:
Quote:
On 31/03/2020 3:35 pm, DBR wrote:
On 31/03/2020 5:11 PM, Max wrote:
I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance
and to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m


I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.


Unregulated and no rating for Amps  I would not use it for any thing
electronic. Without a rated output I would probably no use it to even
power a torch.

On the back it says:

fully regulated voltage
Output voltage: 3/4.5/6VDC @ 1A & 9/12VDC @ 500mA


With any luck the back of the device should be more accurate than office
works web site. Give it a go.

Sylvia Else
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:45 pm   



On 31-Mar-20 8:13 pm, DBR wrote:
Quote:
On 31/03/2020 7:05 PM, Max wrote:
On 31/03/2020 3:46 pm, keithr0 wrote:
On 3/31/2020 4:41 PM, Max wrote:
I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance
and to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m


I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.

This one should do the job, just make sure that you set the plug to
the correct polarity

https://www.jaycar.com.au/6v-dc-800ma-ultra-slim-power-supply-7dc-plugs/p/MP3145


How do you know which polarity to use?  I have already bought the
officeworks one.

There should be a diagram near to the plug on your device,  A C shape
with a dot in the middle. It will show the dot as + if it is positive
tip and the C shape as + if it is - tip. Just find the plug that fits
and follow the instructions that should be with the adapter to set it up
to match the device.


If and if you can't figure it out, by no means use trial and error,
because you'll have a 50/50 chance that the thing will never work again.

Sylvia.

Max
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:45 pm   



On 31/03/2020 5:13 pm, DBR wrote:
Quote:
On 31/03/2020 7:05 PM, Max wrote:
On 31/03/2020 3:46 pm, keithr0 wrote:
On 3/31/2020 4:41 PM, Max wrote:
I have an exercise bike which relies on power to provide resistance
and to operate the LCD display.

I have lost the power cable.

Next to the socket on the bike it says 6V 500mA.

If I buy this will it be OK?

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jackson-multi-voltage-power-adaptor-japs500m


I note that the product does not specify what the Amps are.

This one should do the job, just make sure that you set the plug to
the correct polarity

https://www.jaycar.com.au/6v-dc-800ma-ultra-slim-power-supply-7dc-plugs/p/MP3145


How do you know which polarity to use?  I have already bought the
officeworks one.

There should be a diagram near to the plug on your device,  A C shape
with a dot in the middle. It will show the dot as + if it is positive
tip and the C shape as + if it is - tip. Just find the plug that fits
and follow the instructions that should be with the adapter to set it up
to match the device.


I found an item on Ebay which claimed to be a replacement of the power
adaptor for the bike. It said that the adaptor was centre-positive.

So I took a chance and went with that. It worked with no problems so I
assume it was correct.

Phil Allison
Guest

Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:45 pm   



DBR wrote:

-----------
Quote:

On the back it says:

fully regulated voltage
Output voltage: 3/4.5/6VDC @ 1A & 9/12VDC @ 500mA

With any luck the back of the device should be more accurate than office
works web site. Give it a go.



** The info on the linked page page is wrong.

That unit is clearly a SMPS ( weighs 75gm ) so is regulated.

Simple transformer based DC adapters have long been excluded by the MEPS
regulations - permitted only for replacement purposes.

The lack of any amp rating is unhelpful, but I guess from the price it is at least 1 amp.


.... Phil

Phil Allison
Guest

Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:45 am   



Sylvia Else wrote:

-----------------
Quote:

If and if you can't figure it out, by no means use trial and error,
because you'll have a 50/50 chance that the thing will never work again.



** Multi-voltage, reversible polarity adapters are a *fucking* menace.

An accident is just waiting to happen that could easily ruin the adapter or the DC device or both. Only ever sold to naive consumers as spares, never supplied with a product.

"Only use the correct adapter for the product" is NOT a serving suggestion.

Damn things ought to be banned.

No surprise an utter imbecile like MAX bought one.



...... Phil

Sylvia Else
Guest

Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:45 am   



On 31-Mar-20 10:33 pm, Max wrote:
Quote:


So I took a chance and went with that. It worked with no problems so I
assume it was correct.


You're very trusting.

Sylvia.

Max
Guest

Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:45 am   



On 1/04/2020 6:41 am, Phil Allison wrote:
Quote:
DBR wrote:

-----------

On the back it says:

fully regulated voltage
Output voltage: 3/4.5/6VDC @ 1A & 9/12VDC @ 500mA

With any luck the back of the device should be more accurate than office
works web site. Give it a go.



** The info on the linked page page is wrong.

That unit is clearly a SMPS ( weighs 75gm ) so is regulated.

Simple transformer based DC adapters have long been excluded by the MEPS
regulations - permitted only for replacement purposes.

The lack of any amp rating is unhelpful, but I guess from the price it is at least 1 amp.


It said it is MEPS compliant, whatever that is.

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