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# how to not use the batteries in my light

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#### [email protected]

Jan 1, 1970
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hey everyone, i was just wondering if there's a way to not use the
batteries on this light that i have and use an adapter of some sort,
or would i even need an adapter? I think it's an LED light that
changes colour and i would like to keep it up permanently. I'm not
sure what batteries it uses, but the back of them says LR44 button
cell. Thanks in advance everyone!

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#### hr(bob) [email protected]

Jan 1, 1970
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hey everyone, i was just wondering if there's a way to not use the
batteries on this light that i have and use an adapter of some sort,
or would i even need an adapter? I think it's an LED light that
changes colour and i would like to keep it up permanently. I'm not
sure what batteries it uses, but the back of them says LR44 button
cell. Thanks in advance everyone!

How many batteries does it use? I think the LR44 is a 2V battery, so
if it uses two LR44's you would need a 4V DC wallwart type of adapter,
with a current of 100 milliamperes or more to power the light.

H. R. (Bob) Hofmann

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#### [email protected]

Jan 1, 1970
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How many batteries does it use? I think the LR44 is a 2V battery, so
if it uses two LR44's you would need a 4V DC wallwart type of adapter,
with a current of 100 milliamperes or more to power the light.

Just popped in to the Radio Shack website. They sell a 300 milliamp
regulated wallwart with switchable output voltage from 1.5 to 12 volts
for $18 or so. Of course with those, you gotta be careful you don't accidentally switch it to a higher voltage than your device can tolerate. Jerry H #### Homer J Simpson Jan 1, 1970 0 Just popped in to the Radio Shack website. They sell a 300 milliamp regulated wallwart with switchable output voltage from 1.5 to 12 volts for$18 or so. Of course with those, you gotta be careful you don't
accidentally switch it to a higher voltage than your device can
tolerate.

My local Dollar and More store sells those for $8. They also sell a 2.1 amp digital camera model (with specific voltages) for the same! S #### Sam Goldwasser Jan 1, 1970 0 Homer J Simpson said: Just popped in to the Radio Shack website. They sell a 300 milliamp regulated wallwart with switchable output voltage from 1.5 to 12 volts for$18 or so. Of course with those, you gotta be careful you don't
accidentally switch it to a higher voltage than your device can
tolerate.

My local Dollar and More store sells those for \$8. They also sell a 2.1 amp
digital camera model (with specific voltages) for the same![/QUOTE]

Also note that these are often not regulated. So, the actual output voltage
at any given setting will depend significantly on the load. If being used
to power s decive that expects a fixed voltage, start low while measuring
the voltage and then work up grom there.

Or, get a regulated adapter.

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#### Homer J Simpson

Jan 1, 1970
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Also note that these are often not regulated. So, the actual output
voltage
at any given setting will depend significantly on the load. If being used
to power s decive that expects a fixed voltage, start low while measuring
the voltage and then work up grom there.

That's what I do. Start off low and crank it up until it works/charges.

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#### Jim Yanik

Jan 1, 1970
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How many batteries does it use? I think the LR44 is a 2V battery, so
if it uses two LR44's you would need a 4V DC wallwart type of adapter,
with a current of 100 milliamperes or more to power the light.

H. R. (Bob) Hofmann

LR44s are 1.5V.
Those LED lights use THREE LR44s,for a total of 4.5v

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#### [email protected]

Jan 1, 1970
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! Yup it does use 3 LR44
batteries. I actually have some adapters lying around with adjustable
voltage, do i just cut the wires, set the appropriate voltage, and
attach the 2 ends to the + and - in the battery compartment with
electrical tape? Would that be a waste though? Maybe i should go check
out my local dollar store to see what they got. Sorry I don't usually
do these types of stuff so it might not sound like i know what i'm
doing, thanks again!

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