[rescue] Question on a power supply for a Windows mobile handheld

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 17:12:21 CDT 2008

In most cases, it won't  hurt to try. If the adaptor is overloaded,
it'll usually work for a sec then turn off as overload protection.
Hack up a connector with some wires and scotch tape till it fits, and
use that to connect it as a test. Tip is usually positive, sleeve
negative. Also I probably have a 5vdc adapter here rated at over 3a
that I'm not using. Say the word and it's yours.

- F

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 3:36 PM, John Lengeling
<John.Lengeling at radisys.com> wrote:
> I got a free Symbol MC5040 handheld Windows mobile device in excellent
>  unused condition.  It comes with a cradle but I don't have the AC
>  adaptor which will recharge the handheld when it is in the cradle.  The
>  battery has now discharged... :-(
>  I tried looking for references to the correct size AC adaptor but I
>  can't find anything online.  I also don't want to purchase an official
>  blessed Symbol AC adaptor as it is $$$.
>  The cradle has a label indicating that the DC rating is:  5,4 Vdc, 3A.
>  The battery is a 3.7V Li-ion 3600mAh.  I don't understand what "5,4"
>  means.  5.4Volts?  3amps?  That seems like a lot of current.  The local
>  radio shack has 5V 1A wall adaptors.  Think that would work?
>  Anyone have any suggestions?
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