Re: [NTLK] Adaptor for eMate

From: Raymond Kloss (
Date: Mon Mar 21 2005 - 13:55:17 PST

Just to put things in perspective, I have an eMate that is burnt out from a normal Newton 12v recharger. Plugged it in overnight, and I smelled ozone the next day, now it doesn't work. Will have to workbench it soon when I figure out the problem.

So just because you have a normal Newton recharger, doesn't mean you are 100% safe.


On Monday, March 21, 2005, at 12:05PM, Benedek Gergely <> wrote:

>Ive put 12V into my newtons a few times, and they just switch off right
>away, and they seem quite happy with an input of upto 9V, and they charge a
>darn sight quicker too.
>> On Mar 21, 2005, at 7:12 AM, Grietje Keller wrote:
>>> So, as I understand I have two options now: buy a 'real' Newton adapter
>>> (19$) or a 7V adapter(?$)
>> NO! some of these adapters are crap and will fry your newt. Just
>> because it says 7V on the outside, doesn't mean it won't spike up to
>> 10V and pop!

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