View Full Version : Ok to use just any 6.5VDC AC adapter for my digicam?
07-08-03, 09:02 PM
Olympus of course says you should buy their model. But do I really need to? Am I going to run into problems if I buy a cheaper one. The Olympus model I can find for $30.
07-08-03, 10:07 PM
Make sure you match everything before using it. Output voltage should match exactally. The plug should have the polarity (where the + & - are). And you need to have one rated with enough amperage so it doesn't short out. This is for a digicamera right? Not a webcam?
07-09-03, 01:42 PM
Yes is for my Olympus C-4000Zoom. I 'spose it would be better to just get the olympus one, and not take a chance w/ something that might fail sooner.
07-09-03, 03:18 PM
That's usually the best way to go with expensive equipment. saving $20 now is hardly ever worth having to replace things later.
The olympus adaptor is likely to have a regulator to protect your expensive camera, something you won't find in a $10 universal adaptor. It will also be able to support the high power requirements of a digicam, and the proper plug size and polarity. Go with the Olympus----unless you have the technical knowledge to mod a regulator from Radioshack into a cheap power adaptor, which I would to to save $15 bucks.
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