Forums :: Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives :: Books
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Dec Wed 12, 2018 5:08 pm


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Plug for wall wart socket.
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 10:07 pm 
Member

Joined: Jun Mon 24, 2013 3:00 pm
Posts: 1181
Location: Champaign IL 61822
I've built a device (antenna preamp) that needs power, I've been feeding it
piles of transistor radio batteries. I want to power it with a suitable,
generic, dc wall wart. I have several. They have cords with standard sockets
(female) on the end for their output.


Where do I get the plug (male) that goes on the device? I can't find them. Searches get the wall warts
themselves. I have no idea what the official name is. I could use either a PC board one or
one on the end of a few inches of wire. Mouser and Digikey must have them ... but where?

I don't want to tear the socket (female) off the wall wart's cord.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plug for wall wart socket.
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 10:29 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Mon 05, 2009 4:09 am
Posts: 1279
Location: Hudson, MA
This may help

https://www.digikey.com/products/en/cab ... %20adapter

_________________
Eddy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plug for wall wart socket.
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 10:51 pm 
Member

Joined: Jun Mon 24, 2013 3:00 pm
Posts: 1181
Location: Champaign IL 61822
Thanks ... those will do if I can figure out the size, or buy several.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plug for wall wart socket.
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 10:55 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 29477
Location: SoCal, 91387
If it's going to be permanent, why not just cut off the socket, and hard wire it to your device?

_________________
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\He Who Dies With The Most Radios Wins//////////////////


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plug for wall wart socket.
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 11:03 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Mon 05, 2009 4:09 am
Posts: 1279
Location: Hudson, MA
This may help

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaxial_power_connector

_________________
Eddy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plug for wall wart socket.
PostPosted: Mar Wed 14, 2018 1:17 am 
Member

Joined: Jun Mon 24, 2013 3:00 pm
Posts: 1181
Location: Champaign IL 61822
fifties wrote:
If it's going to be permanent, why not just cut off the socket, and hard wire it to your device?


Because its for a portable device that needs to run on batteries. I have spare sockets
from dead wall warts, to connect to the battery.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plug for wall wart socket.
PostPosted: Mar Wed 14, 2018 6:18 am 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 589
Location: Stafford, Texas USA
DC power jack

https://www.allelectronics.com/index.ph ... POWER+JACK

Jimmie Stewart


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plug for wall wart socket.
PostPosted: Mar Wed 14, 2018 2:10 pm 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 3129
Location: Northern Panhandle, WV
How about a 9V battery connector:
https://www.amazon.com/1-X-9V-Battery-C ... B001F39728

_________________
Carl


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Plug for wall wart socket.
PostPosted: Mar Wed 14, 2018 2:29 pm 
Member

Joined: Jun Mon 24, 2013 3:00 pm
Posts: 1181
Location: Champaign IL 61822
Jimmie Stewart wrote:



That's it! At Chinese prices.

The problem with switching to the batter connectors is that it would be easy to
short the power supply output. I'm using a battery one now since it fits the battery.


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Jim Cross, phlogiston, Sal Brisindi and 4 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  
























Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB