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Will this power supply work for my device? !

  1. Jun 21, 2010 #1
    Will this power supply work for my device? URGENT!

    I have a Mini-fridge I need to get usable again. Recently, as of a few minutes ago, I opened up its power adapter to find that capacitors have burst and that would be the reason of the fridges death a few months ago.
    Given the mini-fridge is literally a foot or so tall.. keep that in mind. these are the original specs of the adapter

    Original:
    INPUT: 120V AC 60hz 1.2A
    OUTPUT: 12V DC 5000 mA Max

    Now, i have the new adapter that I spliced with the old connection (I'm sure this will work, done things before, end is pretty simple, trust me)

    INPUT: 100-250V AC 50/60Hz, 0.5A
    OUTPUT: 12v 2A
    5V 2A


    So all and all, will this work?

    Oh, might I add, the adapter currently works on the fridge..But, Is it safe? Does it all sound accurate?
     
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  3. Jun 21, 2010 #2
    Re: Will this power supply work for my device? URGENT!

    What's the electric power consumption listed on the fridge?
     
  4. Jun 21, 2010 #3
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    The fridge is small, and more or less has no information on it all all.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2010 #4
    Re: Will this power supply work for my device? URGENT!

    Could you at least provide the manufacturer and/or model so we can look up specs online?
     
  6. Jun 21, 2010 #5

    Integral

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    Re: Will this power supply work for my device? URGENT!

    If it blew a 5A supply I doubt a 2A supply will last long. Even if it does not draw 2A during operation there could be start up surges much higher.

    I would not recommend using the 2A supply.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2010 #6
    Re: Will this power supply work for my device? URGENT!

    Haha, I would most definitely love to post up the manufacturer. But It is so offbrand or something odd, that I can't even give that. I got this from a friend about a year ago, and it finally died a month ago..
     
  8. Jun 21, 2010 #7
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    Then, this:
     
  9. Jun 22, 2010 #8

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    Re: Will this power supply work for my device? URGENT!

    You could put a 2 amp fuse in line to make sure you don't blow up the new power supply and possibly cause a fire.
    If that blows, the power supply was in danger.

    24 watts doesn't sound like enough to run any kind of refrigerator.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2010 #9

    sophiecentaur

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    Re: Will this power supply work for my device? URGENT!

    I was looking on ebay recently and mini fridges aren't that pricey. A replacement PSU may well be a substantial fraction of the cost of a whole new setup.
    And cold beer / coke is verrry important.
     
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