Re: [NTLK] Too Much Power fault - question

From: Dan <>
Date: Wed Apr 25 2007 - 19:09:47 EDT

Yes the original AC adapters are 7.5v and 9w. 9v will definitely blow a
Newt in short order. Some adapters are ok (if you know exactly what to
get, and how to set it to 7.5v and the right polarity). The best thing
though is to get a Newton AC adapter! It is not worth your Newts
health. Sadly it would seem that the person that sold this emate didn't
know what the original specs of the adapter were. Or misread that the 9
was 9v rather than 9w (which makes a HUGE difference)


On 4/25/2007 6:13 PM, Landon Rodgers wrote:
> Wrong. I had one of those adapters. It was 9V instead of the 7.5V of a
> Newton so the error is because its supplying too much power.
> On Wed, 2007-04-25 at 17:28 -0400, Sonny Hung wrote:

>> BUT - the light stays orange! And this *does* seem to supply power
>>> and charge (although I've taken to the plug/unplug/repeat method to
>>> make sure juice is going in). Is it possible that it is working fine
>>> since the light *is* orange?
>> This means it's not charging the pack when you get the fault error. It's
>> okay usually to run the eMate but if you're using a third party there is
>> the danger s Frank has advised many times of frying your Newton or eMate...
>> Better safe than sorry..

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