I've got a device with fiber optic lights. It requires 12 volts.
I have two 12 volt adapters that do not seem to go to any device I have, so I'll cut the wires and try them. The device did not come with the adapter and that is why the sticker price was $49.95 and it was on sale for $5.00.
Here are my two 12 volt adapters:
1. output 12 volts >>>> DC <<<< 800 ma.
I tried this and it "appears" that the top half of center of the device, a large wreath, is dim or not lit up. It could be that there is a round flourescent tube inside that is defective, not sure. The back can not be taken off without ruining it.
I'm told the device will "only draw the current it needs."
Well, if it needs more than 800ma and the adapter I am using is 800ma output then.....?
2. The 2nd adapter is:
input 120VAC 60Hz 28VA
output 12VAC 1.67A 20VA
would this 12 volt AC output adapter work?
what does the 20VA mean?
this one would give the device twice the MA as the other one.
I just noticed that adapter #1 is 12 VDC and #2 is 12VAC. I'm guess that makes a difference but tell me any way about these adapters and which one will work on this Xmas wreath.
The reason I know this device takes 12 volts, is the exact item was sold on Ebay and I asked the seller and they said 12 volts.
The odd looking plug is typical for devices made outside USA so I'm told. I've cut the plug off, so I can try to find an adapter that will work. The 12volt DV 800 MA seems to work but maybe not 100%. Unless the device is damaged and the upper half won't light up.
The wire from the wreath was supposed to lug into a wall adapter and that is the part that was missing.
I've for a few adapters smaller than 12 volts (10, 9.5) with "larger" than 800ma. But if it needs 12 volts, then these should not work.