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30-08-2004, 05:35 PM
Hi there,
Could someone please tell me whether there is some sort of wall charger that you can buy that will enable an MP3 player that is charged through a USB slot, to be charged by plugging it into a power socket. For example when going on holiday and not having access to a PC. The MP3 player is a Ceative Dgital LX100 player.

Thanks in advance


Graham L
30-08-2004, 05:45 PM
If you have a soldering iron, or a friend who has one, you can buy a USB A socket from Jaycar. That plus a regulated 5V wall brick, or an unregulated one and a 7805 and a couple of capacitors will do it. Just be careful with the polarity ... (I think 5V is pin 1 and gnd is pin 4). ;-)

Graham L
30-08-2004, 05:56 PM
To simplify packaging, a USB cable to suit (because there are lots of different NONSTANDARD X-( plugs on the device end) could be cut to make the connection. The red and black (unshielded) wires are the ones.

31-08-2004, 12:44 PM
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