Re: [NTLK] Adaptor for eMate

From: Johannes Wolf (
Date: Tue Mar 22 2005 - 05:46:36 PST

NO, NO and again NO!!!!!!!!!!!
Please be aware that a crappy simple power adapter with an output voltage
(on the label) of 12V will deliver lower voltages if loaded.
Thus in fact your Newt does not really see the 12V.

BUT YOU HAVE BEEN MORE THAN LUCKY to have used such a weak power supply.
Otherwise your Newt would have been definitely in Nirvana!!!
It is not only a question of output voltage, but also of output current!

You are fine as long as you stay inside the operating range for voltage and
current as defined in the documentation.

But honestly I love my Newt too much taht I would risk to burn it.
I have gone once through that bad experience and I will never ever risk that

Just my two cents to the disussion....


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Benedek Gergely
> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 7:03 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Adaptor for eMate

> 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.

> Ben

> > 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!

> > Marty

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