Wire DC Power Jack for 9V Battery

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by bubbagump0, May 27, 2010.

  1. bubbagump0

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    I have a PCB which has a spot for a DC power jack, with three pins, but i'd like to use a 9V battery instead. Can anyone help me out on which pins are positive and negative?
     
  2. beenthere

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    DC power can be wired with the center positive, but not always. You can use a LED with a 1000 ohm resistor in series to establish the jack polarity.

    The LED's short lead is the cathode.
     
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  3. bubbagump0

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    For some reason my images won't upload, but the 2.5 mm dc jack is center positive. I see that the center connection corresponds with the pin on the back of the jack, so I know where positive lead goes. Does that mean the other two pins should be negative? And would you recommend a different power source than 9V? The chip has an operating voltage of 2.4 to 5.5V. I'm using the 120 Second Voice Recorder Module found here:
    http://www.electronics123.com/s.nl;jsessionid=0a010a5c1f4397879837240b46ea9e10b67c688026c7.e3eSchuLcheTe34Pa38Ta38Lbhr0?it=A&id=2734&sc=8&category=2
     
  4. R!f@@

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    Center is positive the other two can be negative, but You might damage the circuit if you give 9V where it says 5.5V max
     
  5. whale

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    hey guy,
    according to your module ,it can withstand up to 24v. 9v to 12v can be chosen for reliable operation.And to know your pin configuration , the pin in contact with the anode of the diode connected to your voltage regulator IC will be positive(+9v)( the diode near your DC source connector) and the center pin is ground (0v)and the other is negative(-9v).Thus it will resemble + 0 - or - 0 +
     
  6. R!f@@

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    Do you ever think twice before you say anything.
    Or am I the dummy.....:confused:
     
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