ac adapter

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by Michael Colavito, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. I have a Kodak DX6340. It is 3 volt power. Does anyone know what kind of
    current draw in amps this might use?
    I bought a generic ac adaptor, 3v but only has max 180mA. Doesn't work. I
    assume this is because the adapter
    can't put out the req'd amps. Is that likely the problem? The one Kodak
    sells is $30.
    Do I need to spend this or are there generic and cheaper ac adaptors that
    can power the camera? Thanks
     
    Michael Colavito, Dec 28, 2004
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  2. Michael Colavito

    MartinS Guest

    Does it have the correct polarity?

    Damage caused by using a non-recommended adapter would invalidate the
    warranty.
     
    MartinS, Dec 28, 2004
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  3. Yes, polarity is correct. So I suspect it's the amperage draw of the
    adapter is insufficient, but I'm not sure cause I don't know
    what amps the camera draws and Kodak is of no help.
     
    Michael Colavito, Dec 28, 2004
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  4. Some digital cameras can draw nearly 2A even on a 6V supply. You could
    get a guide to the expected current drain by dividing the battery capacity
    by the life you get e.g. if 1800mAh batteries give 2 hours life then the
    current drain is about 900mA.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Dec 29, 2004
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    Daniel Guest

    What no Camera users guide available? Also, you should be able to find that
    info out on the web. My small Canon A60 digital power supple is rated at
    4.3 volts DC @ 1.5 amps

    Dan
     
    Daniel, Jan 1, 2005
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    Mike Guest

    Dan,

    All the users guide says regarding the ac adapter is to use Kodaks own
    adapter.
    No details at all on amperage required. But from your posts and other info
    I've seen on similar cameras, the amperage required is much higher than what
    the ac adapter i bought can provide. So it looks like I need to buy Kodaks.
    Thanks,

    Mike
     
    Mike, Jan 3, 2005
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