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Alvin Huey
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LXD-75 mount question - power adapter new
      #3105926 - 05/15/09 01:22 AM

I borrowed a friend's LXD-75 mount and forgot to get the power connector. Can someone tell me if I can get an adapter from Radio Shack, so I can make a power cord from my 12v power tank to the mount? Secondly is the positive terminal in the middle or side?

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Re: LXD-75 mount question - power adapter new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #3105927 - 05/15/09 01:26 AM

The center is positive. The connector is 5.5mm outside diameter, 2.5mm inside diameter and yes, Radio Shack has 'em.

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Alvin Huey
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Re: LXD-75 mount question - power adapter new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #3105944 - 05/15/09 01:47 AM

Thanks John. By any chance you have the part number from Radio Shack? so I don't have to bring the head there to match up.

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Re: LXD-75 mount question - power adapter new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #3105949 - 05/15/09 01:54 AM

If you are going to buy a power supply, I'd suggest ordering one. Radio shack is way too expensive. Plus, their adapters can have the tip either P or N. If you mistakenly plug the connector in in wrong , bad things will happen.

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Alvin Huey
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Re: LXD-75 mount question - power adapter new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #3105964 - 05/15/09 02:17 AM

I'm not getting a power supply, but just the plug. Since John told me that the center is positive...slam dunk. Once I get the right adapter, I can wire it accordingly and plug it in my power tank or 12v lead acid battery.

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Re: LXD-75 mount question - power adapter new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #3106165 - 05/15/09 07:31 AM

Quote:

Thanks John. By any chance you have the part number from Radio Shack? so I don't have to bring the head there to match up.




Dunno the part number, but the dimensions I supplied earlier should get you the right one.

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Re: LXD-75 mount question - power adapter new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #3106356 - 05/15/09 09:54 AM

Thanks John, I'll make a run to Radio Shacck and get one. And bring the mount to be sure that I got the right one.

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Re: LXD-75 mount question - power adapter *DELETED* new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #3106357 - 05/15/09 09:54 AM

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Re: LXD-75 mount question - power adapter new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #3106385 - 05/15/09 10:11 AM

I don't have the part number, but I believe it's a size N connector.

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Re: LXD-75 mount question - power adapter new [Re: jgraham]
      #3106627 - 05/15/09 12:50 PM

Size N is correct, just beware that the Radio Shack N will be a little loose and can cause a power loss. I used a radio shack n and ended up spreading the post out a bit to get good contact.

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Re: LXD-75 mount question - power adapter [Re: Jerry3672]
      #3106826 - 05/15/09 02:26 PM

Got the part...going to work on it tonight.

Thanks all.

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