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Old Jul 18, 2002, 9:05 PM   #1
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Is any 110 and 220 volt AC 6V adapter could be used if camera holds 4 x AA batteries.

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Old Jul 18, 2002, 11:27 PM   #2
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Not any.

It depends on the adapter current rating... If there's not enough current (oomph) and digital cameras required a lot, the adapter would just oscillate and not work. The other thing is polarity since the + and negative terminal are rarely standardized (if they happen to line up to be the same then it's mostly by luck)

You'll also notice two types:
1- Transformer based, usually large bulky, and heavy for high current and run hot, but usually cost less and only works @ 110 (or 220) but not both. You'll need another one if a europe trip is planned...
2- Solid State and switching based, very small and light but usually cost more since theses are more efficient and run really cool. Theses type can be made to autoswitch to work between both 110V and 240V!

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Old Jul 20, 2002, 5:52 PM   #3
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How about these 2 here:

Olympus AC Power Adapter
by DigiPower Solutions - Output 6.5V @ 2500mA (2.5 Amps) 9 Ft. Cord
for use with C700 Ultra Zoom, E-100 RS
(This one here is definetly good for 720UZ)
Your Price $23.97 ea.


How about one from Radio Shack

Output voltage: 3, 5, 6 or 6.5 VDC
Up to 2500mA
Includes three Adaptaplug sizes - A, B, H - to fit most digital cameras

$19.99

Could save few bucks on S&H also

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Old Jul 21, 2002, 12:12 AM   #4
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Well it does look like the RadioShack is the better buy, especially the saving on S/H; However with so many options it might confuse some people... Which of the two is smaller, lighter and more convenient? Sometime that's also important but electrically it does look like both will equally work!
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I have a Canon A20 digital camera. The input on the camera for an ac adapter is 4.3 volts. I have a Sony ac adapter that puts out 4.5 volts at 500 mA and the middle pin on the plug of the adapter is positive. Could I use this adapter on my camera without frying anything. Thanks Bill
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