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Adapters to use?

Hi i was instructed to use 5v 150ma power supply, for a device i want to power but i dont have that particular adapter. Can i use an 5v 2A adapter for the device. Is it safe to use this adapter?????????

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Adapted tricycle

We are in search for ideas and/or off-the-shelf solutions for a mobility and toileting issue in response to the following request: "I would like my son to get some form of movement with his legs, at least I know he is moving his knees and ankles. We have a toy tricycle, but he only sits on it, he cannot put his feet on the pedals without support." Happy to hear your ideas! About Tetra Tetra is a non-profit organization that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities. See our instructables group at: https://www.instructables.com/group/tetra/

Topic by chuirich  


adaptive making

Alright, fellow Instructablers, I need help. I'm not usually a forum-poster; I like lurking. But I'm getting a little desperate. About a month ago, I was in a bit of a car accident. The airbags went off as I was trying to turn away from the telephone pole, and so my right wrist was in front of the steering wheel when the bags went off. This means that my right wrist (yes, I'm right handed) is still recovering, with the current diagnosis of "soft tissue injury with a sprain on top." I'm going to see a hand specialist, but in the mean time, it's quite the wrist brace. Though I can use my fingers, I can't do much without pain/stiffness/etc. So here's the problem that I'm posing to you: what can I make? I'm going stir-crazy. I knit, I woodwork, I play with wire and jewelry making, I draw, I take things apart... I'm willing to learn any new medium and play with any new toys. But I can't use my wrist. So, what adaptive techniques or simple projects or mediums do you suggest until I'm back to full powers? TL;DR: Can't use my wrist, but want to keep making things. Ideas?

Topic by lastchancetuesday    |  last reply


Need a WiFi Adapter Answered

Does anybody know of a WiFi Adapter that can work on a Windows XP PC and work with a Dual band WiFi router? (my router is NetGear, if that's important) and that is not $30 or more? I don't care if its used, as long as it works and wont die any time soon (obviously) I've been looking on amazon, I've found a few decent ones and cheap but to be honest... i don't know which to get, which is why I'm asking here to be 100% sure or.. close enough to 100%

Question by saiyankev    |  last reply


Power adapter question..

 Hi, I have a 12volt 2.26amp fan that I need to power. Does anyone know a reasonable place to buy adapters? I saw one at radioshack but they want $36 :O Any help is appreciated.. Thanks, Salt

Topic by saltines  


The Adaptive Knex Rifle

I almost sold all 35+ pounds worth of Knex, but am glad I didn't. I have resurrected my old mag fed design and will be posting it here on Instructables.

Topic by MrRadicalEd    |  last reply


WiFi to Ethernet adapter?

I'm trying to wire my house up with WiFi but the computer that i have now doesn't support WiFi (as in there is no way to get a signal). I there an adapter that plugs into my Ethernet jack in my computer that allows it to use WiFi?

Question by Clayton H.    |  last reply


IDE to USB adapter Answered

All i need is a picture of how its put together. an IDE to USB 2.0 adapter one that i could use for my 250gb IDE hard drive as an external. i have seen them pre made. Easy Ide, google it.

Question by egammoc    |  last reply


USB to Ethernet Adapter Answered

I need to make a USB to Ethernet Adapter, Is it just a pin-to-pin conversion or do I need something else? I know that Ethernet has 8 pins and USB has 4, I just don't know how I would wire those up.?

Question by Jordo    |  last reply


Make an x10 Camera power adapter from another adapter?

I don't have an adapter for it but I want to wire an adapter to the power cord of the camera. The ratings for the camera are 12VDC and 80 mA max. What adapter would I need? How would I wire the power cord to a batery pack? The camera's power cord has a red wire, a white wire, and copper wire around the insulted ones.

Topic by TonyfromPrego  


AC Adapter - wrong amperage?

My dvd player's ac adapter died, and while your forum on opening it up to fix it was great, it is not a simple short that can be soldered. This is a basic electronics 101 question. The old adapter put out 9v 2.2 a. I have an adapter that puts out 9v 3.0a that fits. Will I fry the dvd player by trying it out? or will it only take what it needs? Thanks for your advice. JB

Topic by jaybesq    |  last reply


HP Power adapter problems?

Hello, I have a HP Smart AC/Auto/Air Combo Adapter, and today it began to fail. To get it to work I have to shake the adapter itself mulitple times, and then it starts to work, and works without a problem. It has only begun to do this occasionally, but it is getting really annoying. Does anyone know what could be wrong with it? Thanks!

Question by xtjacob0    |  last reply


Hacking a cassette tape adapter?

Hey everyone!  I was wondering, would it be possible to use the head in one of those cassette-to-AUX adapters as a tape reading head? Finding a new magnetic tape head is like hunting for hen's teeth, so it'd be nice if that were an option.  Many thanks!

Question by DrRorschach    |  last reply


Surface Pro adapter modification

Hi guys, I have been experiencing problems with my Surface Pro adapters (both original and "OEM") where the adapter would power up the tablet but simply won't charge. I decided to probe the connector prongs and found out that the adapter simply outputted 12 volts (and supposedly 2 amps) through the pins. Since both adapters simply supplied 12v to the prongs, can I replace the adapter with a 12v 3a one while keeping the original cable?

Question by FarieI    |  last reply


Eos t3i power adapter

I just bought my first real camera. The canon t3i. I want to order an ac adapter for the unit. The one made by canon, is 69  bucks, but i have seen other branded ac adapters for 14.99 of course this raises all kinds of questions, is the canon overpriced? Probably.  Is the chaper brand going to harm my camera? I dont know. Maybe some of you can shed light or convince me to buy the OEM ac adapter.... 

Topic by SlickSqueegie    |  last reply


Universal DC to DC adapter?

Does anyone know where to purchase a universal DC to DC adapter? I'm trying to run a webcam off of a specific amount of electricity from a battery pack. 

Topic by DarrenG    |  last reply


Power supply/Adapter Question

Okay i've recently bpught an rc battery quick charger. the input on it just says 12-13.8v i do have a standard 110 to 12v @ 400mA Should the ma Matter? you can hook the battery up to a 12v battery in order to power it also. basicly i'm wanting to know if i could use my ac adaper to power it. Thanks in advance

Topic by Pie_eata    |  last reply


Enforcing polarity with an AC adapter?

Several months ago, I posted an I'ble for adding an AC adapter to something. The adapter I chose, from Radio Shack, is actually a two-piece "kit" -- the wall wart cord ends in a generic two-pin female jack, and they sell a bunch of different end plugs. The jack is symmetric, so that the end plug can be put on with either ground or hot on the outside.I've just realized that this could be a problem. If the electronic device expects red to be positive and black negative, then putting the jack on backwards would be equivalent to installing all the batteries the wrong-way about. Not a great feature.To "protect" the device, I'm considering adding a diode bridge to ensure that the internal "red wire" always carries the positive, and the "black wire" is always ground. Do more experienced folks consider this a good idea? Is it necessary? Would it be better, perhaps, to just epoxy the end plug so it can't be reversed?

Topic by kelseymh    |  last reply


Shop Vacuum Hose Adapters

The more I try and understand the nightmare that the shop vacuum hose and adapter issue has become, the more I have to believe Washington was involved in its design. There is apparently no more oversight of this industry than there was over Wall Street and the banks that led to the second great depression... Can someone tell me where a person can find a source that makes real problem solving adapters, and tells you the true inside and outside diameters of both ends instead of contributing to the confusion of this national mystery? Thanks

Topic by TerrifiedCitizen    |  last reply


iPod Cassette Adapter Help?

Hey so I used to use a $30 Dynex Cassette adapter to play my iPod in my tape deck. My deck is a Pioneer KEH-P1010. Anyway, it was a real pain to get it going at first, but then it worked perfectly. I broke the adapter and so I decided to buy a cheap-o $5 "iWorld Cassette Adapter". The three instructions are (literally): 1 - Place the cassette into your car's cassette player. 2 - Insert the audio plug into your iPod®/MP3's headphone jack. 3 - Press play and enjoy your music. Sounds simple enough, right? I've tried it numerous times with my iPod Touch 64gb (same iPod as with the previous adapter) along with my mom's iPod Nano (the newer generation from last year), putting the cassette in both ways (text facing up and down). Each time I try, I can hear the deck spinning as it tries to read the cassette (with a "(---)" flashing on the display), but it always kicks back to the radio. Any thoughts on why this happens or how I can get it to work? A friend of mine had bought the same model (from the same store) and said it worked great (hence my purchasing of it), so I'm sure it should work on some level.

Question by Hadokendude    |  last reply


Male and Female ports/adapters

I just realized why computer or plumbing parts are called male and female. The female one is the one you stick something into right? The male one is the one you stick into something. I'm just saying who ever named them must have a weird mind. I realized this when one of my friends made a joke, so please don't say I am perverted.

Topic by starwing123    |  last reply


9V adapter instead of 12V?

Hi,i have a led strip of 12V. but i dont have a adapter of 12V. so i am using a 9V adapter. does this damage the adapter or the led strip ?? thank you

Question by pratheekprakash    |  last reply



adapter Bluetooth for hd external

Hello, by chance could you tell me if possible and replaced the cable from my external hd ultilizando an adapter Bluetooth

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Making an LG Stereo Adapter?

Hello, I have an LG GW520 and I have tried everywhere for an adapter to connect this to a stereo. I did find a company that advertised the adapter I needed but when I bought it it is the wrong size as the connection on other LG phones like the cookie models are different :( So basically I need an adapter with a 3.5mm female stereo jack on it. Is it possible to make one?... I've got lots of randoms wires and a headset that fits into the phone with one broken ear bud and a female stereo jack. When I've cut open the broken headset I've got two silver wires, and a purple, red and green wire bundled together and surrounded by fine copper and the female stereo jack has a black, red and brown wire. ....is it possible to connect these and how should I do it? Thanks for reading and I hope you can save my sanity before I just get mad and go an buy another phone that I can connect!

Question by PixieChick    |  last reply


connect bluetooth adapter to phone ? Answered

Hi guys  so i've watched this video it's about how to increase bluetooth range ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwKWOdOHiWY ) and i want to connect it to my android phone 'Note 4' via OTG USB so can i do that ?

Question by omarb22    |  last reply


tapping into trailer electrical adapter

Because I am an OCD nerd I am already looking forward to next Christmas... and wondering if I can hang a wreath on my spare tire -- and light it using my jeep's trailer electrical hookup. Thanks for any info!!

Topic by Purple Chez    |  last reply


Bluetooth adapter for car audio

Dear all, I have a Skoda audio system integrated into my Skoda which has a cd reader plus a cd changer, but  only a CD button(no AUX available). I would like to stick inside the audio system a Bluetooth receiver so I can listen to music stored in my phone. The goal is to solder a Bluetooth receiver to the audio system without loosing the cd functionality. On top of that I would like to be able to change from one source to the other without having to use an external button like a 3PDT switch. Thanks in advance, Pedro

Topic by pcardoso73  


Usb to audio out adapter?

Some stereos now have female usb sockets built into them to play music from a memory stick. Mine does not, which is why I am looking to make/buy a usb to 3.5mm audio out device that can read the files on my memory stick and output them as audio. I have done a concept picture using professional editing software 'Paint', but the sd card reader is not really that necessary. It could also be battery powered, the picture is just a basic idea of what I want. I have spare computers I could raid for parts if I need. Any help would be appreciated either building or buying such a device, but low costs for both are a big need.

Question by swass1    |  last reply


Laptop Charger/Adapter Tester

I was wondering if anyone had an idea of making something that could test a laptop charger? It could have all the different sized sockets for all the types of chargers there are and a display for showing the output voltage. We have hundreds of chargers laying around and didn't want to go through the process of testing them all with a multimeter. Any help will be appreciated :) Cheers LukeSC1993

Topic by LukeSC1993    |  last reply


how much essential current rating for adapter for same voltage ...to supply the microcontroller board

i have a avr micro controller development board for which i have to require a 12volt/500 mamp adapter but  i have a 12volt/1amp adapter .Can i use the  1 amp rating adapter for same voltage?

Question by SarikaBharilya    |  last reply



will this work? Answered

Question by SaurIMX    |  last reply


How to mod an AC adapter for the Harman Kardon Soundstick from other adapter? Answered

I have a HK Soundstick with a broken AC adapter. It costs me too much to buy a new one ($20 without postage). So may I mod some AC adapter (from notebook or other equipment) to use for my Soundstick? If yes, how can I do that? Thank you all!

Question by shackvn    |  last reply


Is there a Gamecube to Xbox 360 controller adapter?

Is there a Gamecube to Xbox 360 controller adapter? I want to use my Gamecube Steering Wheel on my Xbox 360.

Question by cibertech    |  last reply


What would I search for an adapter for this?

I am trying to make headphones for my xbox etc. and I am wondering what to search the internet for to aquire an adapter for these kind of cables?

Question by Thomas9666    |  last reply


Homemade digital camera telescope adapter

After calling my last diy project a success I decided to give another one a shot and am attempting to make an adapter for my easyshare c813 but all I ever see through the cam viewer is just blackness. I was hoping maybe someone here would have had some experience with this and could maybe point me in the right direction. My adapter so far consists of a couple layers of a pringles can wrapped and tapped with electrical tape inside and out. Ive seen similar contraptions made out of film canisters that work just fine even on webcams but Im having no such luck myself.

Topic by kithso    |  last reply


anyone got a powerbook 190 adapter?

Hi everyone, im looking for a powerbook 190 ac adapter. i got a pb190, but it came with no adpater, and the battery was dead. i need a adapter, so i was wondering if anyone has one i can have. (im in canada, by the way) or a adpater that puts out 24v, 2 amps? thanks to everyone who can help

Topic by zack247  


Ibook adapter male plug part

Howdy, does anyone know where I could get the male plug that goes at the end of of an ibook, g4 power adapter? Mine is bent.

Topic by witznd    |  last reply


Help choosing AC Power Adapter

I just purchased a Samsung DigiMax 301 Digital Camera from a friend and he did not have the AC Power Adapter for it. I've looked for a replacement on line but haven't been able to find one. There are all kinds of cheap priced AC Adapters though but I'm not sure which one will work for this camera. The original Adapter is (3.3V 2.0A). I found one at www.goldmine-elec-products.com, that's 3VDC 350ma, would this one work? I have no idea what the 350ma represents so I'm at a stand still on this. Also, would I have to match these specifications, (3.3V 2.0A), exactly? Or could this vary somewhat? Any help would be appreciated!!

Topic by mrreno    |  last reply


Single AC Adapter for multiple devices?

Just wondering if there's any downside to re-wiring an AC adapter to run multiple devices. I have 6 of these wall warts near my TV for the following - router - usb hub - phone charger - harmony one charger - clock - PS3 bluetooth/IR converter Most of these run on either 6,9 or 12V. I would be so much cleaner if I can rewire (or splice) a couple of AC adapters to have like two or more outputs. Is there any downside to this? Thanks

Topic by ketchup318    |  last reply


Old 3Com Ethernet adapter for sale...

I have an old 3Com Ethernet Adapter for sale if anybody wants it... Message me and we will discuss price... Here are a few pictures...

Topic by xxemofriendxx    |  last reply


Using an AC Adapter in Place of Batteries

Now that I have found this wonderful site I noticed my battery consumption has gone way up. So I figure I could just use an AC Adapter rated for 6V 500mA for constant supply of power while protying, mucking about etc., etc.. Is there anything I should be aware of or is this going to be fine and dandy?

Topic by milsorgen    |  last reply


Why don't AC adapters fry?

I tore open an AC adapter to find out what I was doing wrong in my own power supply attempts. Before any other components, and connected directly to the outlet prongs, was a transformer. I know that it drops voltage and (by ohm's law) the amperage as well. But how does its survive the process? Why doesn't it have huge amounts of waste heat the way a current limiting resistor does? Why doesn't the primary coil of the transformer--effectively a tiny wire short circuiting an AC outlet--burn up? I'm certain this has something to do with the impedance of an inductor, but I just can't figure out what!

Topic by Asymmetrical    |  last reply


AC 110-240v to 48VCD adapter ?

Need to have an AC adapter 110-240v to power a 48VCD fan. The specs of the fan power are as follows. rated voltage 48VCD operating Voltage range 36-60VDC input current 2.07 input power 99.3watts wiring of the fan are as follows. Red Wire Positive(+) Black Wire Negative(-) Blue Wire (F00) Yellow Wire Speed Control (PWM) I just want it to power at full ability. Any help would be awesome.

Question by cyc1on    |  last reply


How to uninstall and reinstall a network adapter? Answered

My title is a simplified version of my problem. I accidentally clicked uninstall instead of disable on my wireless network adapter. I don't have the CD to install it. My WLAN adapter is a Cisco Linksys WUSB54GC Wireless Network Adapter version 3. I've uninstalled the device multiple times but when I reinstall it, it simply says 'The name is already in use or a service display name' and then when I go back to device manager it says the name of the adapter and then a #14 and the next time I attempt to reinstall it, it says #15 then #16 and so on. What I am doing is I'm going to device manager, updating the driver software for my adapter, then clicking 'Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer' and then clicking 'Have Disk' and choosing the netr system information file. After that, that's when it gives me the name is already in use or a service display name error. I've reset my computer a couple times, searched bing and google a lot and got similar problems but none specific to my situation. Please help, I don't recall trying to install or uninstall in any certain order so my mess there could have corrupted something, maybe. Thanks!

Question by knexpert1700    |  last reply


Can I use this AC adapter? Answered

 I found a AC adapter for my NES but I want to know if I can still use it: NES: 9VAC ; 850mA Adapter:9VAC ; 830mA with the difference of 20 can I still use the AC adapter?

Question by Iridium7    |  last reply


Electronics Adapter Question about mA

Hi guys I have an electronic device requiring 50-100mA at 5V. I only have an adapter that is rated at 1200mA at 5V. Is it safe to use the adapter? Thanks

Topic by noneother    |  last reply


Is it safe to use the 3v ac adapter

Is it safe to use the 3v ac adapter to power up a small electronic equipment witch operating with 4.5 volts batteries or will damage the device

Question by NickS322    |  last reply


Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter on Pc

Does ne1 know how to make an xbox 360 wireless adapter work with a pc? It is not plug in play, can anyone make an instructable for this?

Topic by m123tifa    |  last reply