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    Where to get a 12V 3A mains adapter from?

    Trying to make use of an old pc monitor and have lost the power adapter that came with it, not seen an adapter that powerful for sale on its own before, usually see upto about 1A. Wondering if that sort of thing is easily available, am on the mobile because of all the redten problems so any help appreciated.

    thanks!

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    Original Poster

    Found one on ebay but 15 quid! If you see one cheaper let me know.

    Maplins do a 5A/4A Variable Voltage Switched Mode AC/DC Mains Adaptor which would work for you. Item Code L11BQ. These are pretty good I use one.

    The downside is the price £19.99 (and it's on special offer ATM it's normally £35!)

    Input voltage:100-240Vac
    Output plugs:A choice of 8 connectors are provided with the adaptor, please see table below
    Dimensions:127mm(l) x 66mm(w) x 34mm(h)
    OutputVoltage Current
    5Vdc 5A
    6Vdc 5A
    7.5Vdc 5A
    9Vdc 5A
    12Vdc 5A
    13.5Vdc 4A
    15Vdc 4A
    maplin.co.uk/mod…1m3

    Can you get hold of a scrap PC that you can rip the PSU out of? Did that once to power a portable fridge from the mains instead of the car.
    Only if you know what you are doing of course.

    Mecoconuts;1702990

    £13.99]http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=96964&C=Froogle&U=96964&T=Product&MA=High%20Current%20AC/AC%20Mains%20Power%20Supplies%20(AC-AC%2012V%203A%20PSU)



    Definitely better (i.e. cheaper) than mine :oops::thumbsup:

    Edit
    That is AC/AC whereas mine was AC/DC, what kind do you want?

    There's quite a few on Ebay

    LCD 12V 3A TFT Screen Monitors AC Power Adapter UK New £12.98 delivered
    Item number: 110232543150

    LCD 12V 3A TFT Screen Monitors AC Power Adapter UK New £12.98 delivered
    Item number: 110232668891 (same seller)

    New 12 Volt 3 Amp (12V 3A) DC power adaptor for TFTetc (requires Kettle lead) £9.00 del
    Item number: 330219028942

    All prices are buy it now

    Edit
    Looks like the first 2 need a kettle lead too.

    Original Poster

    Cheers Barney, back on the pc now so can have a proper look. I have plenty of kettle leads so that's not a problem. Need ac to dc.

    Original Poster

    Just had a look at those but the last one looks like the connector's too big and the first two don't show them! I have an adapter already but the connector won't fit in the monitor!

    Benjimoron;1703177

    Just had a look at those but the last one looks like the connector's too … Just had a look at those but the last one looks like the connector's too big and the first two don't show them! I have an adapter already but the connector won't fit in the monitor!



    What size connector do you need for the monitor, I have some spare for the Maplins Mains adapter I posted above
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