Blown Power Supply?

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kgrs

Joined Nov 5, 2011
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I just got a script 90 (led + dc) I was so anxious to test it and had no 9v batteries so I gathered some old walwarts and grabbed one that (I thought) was suitable ie 9v dc @ 450 ma. I plugged it in and the led came on, then whent dim and then went off. Upon inspection I discovered that it wasn't 120 v ac to 9v dc, it was 120v ac to 9v ac! Now the box doesn"t work (except by-pass) no led and no effect. How much damage have I done and is it fixable? Thanks,
 

Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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A LED is a diode, you must use a resistor when using one. You would have blown any power supply your tried using this. I have written a tutorial on LEDs, then went on to write a lot more. To understand LEDs you need to cover Chapter 1 and half of Chapter 2.

LEDs, 555s, Flashers, and Light Chasers

It sounds like you blew the transformer (or it would have not faded out). Generally wall warts are not meant to be repairable, though I have done it by carefully cutting the case in half and replacing the fuse.
 

praondevou

Joined Jul 9, 2011
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Are you talking about this one?


Did you open it up and is it this board?


I don't have schematic or something but it should be able to repair this putting some effort in to it.
 
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