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AC/DC Power Adapter Question
« on: January 09, 2015, 09:20:22 PM »
My son's Hot Wheel track has a two way booster motor that requires 4 C Cell batteries in Series. So instead of going through millions and millions of dollars in batteries I'd rather convert it to a 6V 500mA AC/DC power supply. Where the heck do I get the receiver for the plug without dissecting some other equipment?


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Re: AC/DC Power Adapter Question
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 10:15:46 PM »
I believe Radio Shack has what you need. Should be a standard socket. They do have both the socket and plug if you have something weird so you could change both out if needed.

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Re: AC/DC Power Adapter Question
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2015, 09:08:53 AM »
You may have one sitting in the box of dead and gone tech gadgets / cables that was to transform your life into a state of pure bliss and failed to deliver in not only spectacular, but almost Obamaesque fashion. 

Or try the local hobby shop?

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Re: AC/DC Power Adapter Question
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2015, 10:46:14 AM »
Have you already tried this adapter??

500ma is not much and hot wheel track motor which will likely not move with 500ma at least under a load.

Need to visit the local thrift shops and look at the ratings for one making at least an amp or more and the more is likely. That or Craig's list. Printers power supplies are plentiful and cheap. Maybe a scale train power supply. Both are stronger to drive motors.

Also not sure what kind of plug the hotwheels item has on it? Does it have one at all or you need to make one?

In the past I have soldered small metal tabs to the power supply's wires and cut a wooden dowel to the length of the batteries and secured the metal to the ends so it made contact in the batt compartment.

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