View Full Version : Need a power adapter for Pocket eDGe


TimLeonard
06-16-2011, 04:59 PM
I bought a new Pocket eDGe last month, and the power adapter stopped working less than two weeks later. The seller doesn't have a replacement and suggested I contact the manufacturer. Is there any hope of that?

ivanjt
06-16-2011, 05:05 PM
Simple answer, no.

Long answer, check the old edge forum archive - there were several threads about just what you are looking for and where to buy them in the US.

mr_ed
06-16-2011, 06:01 PM
Home-brew instructions are here:


http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1611190


and the reason that drove him to that, besides cost:


"It seems the trick to finding the exact one-voltage supply for an eDGe
is that the connector is VERY small for 12 volts at 1 amp."


That said, if you knew what to call the tip (3 millimeters, micro-doohickey, whatever) and the polarity (is the tip positive or negative?) you could probably find something exactly suitable, new or used, online.

-- Ed

Last_of_the_PEs
06-16-2011, 06:18 PM
In a previous thread on Entourageedge, I identified an exact part# (with help!) on MCM Electronics' site, but there is apparently no industry-standard way of describing that tip when it comes to fully manufactured power supplies.

Go to an electronics/convenience type store. Take your eDGe with you. Ask for a 12 volt DC power supply and make sure it adapts to the power receptacle in the unit.

glow
06-16-2011, 06:36 PM
Another alternative (in case you didn't see this) is to purchase the Energizer XP8000 xpal charger system - you need tip NB05. See this thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131217&page=2

Dumas
06-16-2011, 09:02 PM
Thread from the archive here: Found an AC Adapter that fits the Pocket eDGe
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137532

Link to adapter sold on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Original-Power-90304-Universal-Compatability/dp/B0042X8XOG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1295623037&sr=8-1

Wal-Mart evidently sells the same or similar.

Filark
06-16-2011, 09:21 PM
Welcome to MobileRead, TimLeonard! :)

As you can see, this is a good place to come when you have questions. ;) Also fun if you just want to chat with your fellow eDGists! :p