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iriver mp3 car charger problem

Hi there, I have an iriver mp3 player. Its a H100 series 15G player. I
lost my mains charger and wanted to charge it. I have a belkin car
charger for my 12V FM transmitter. The voltage on the back of the
player says 5V. I wasnt sure if those car chargers were universal or
not.
So i plug it in and pretty much straight away the light goes out on the
charger and the fuse blows in it.
Ive ordered a proper charger from iriver, but I dont know if i have
fried my player. Do you think and extra 7V in 2 seconds would do any
damage.
Im a bit freaked out cause i had all my fav music on there, and havent
backed it up. I'll get the iriver charger in a few days, but was
wondering if anyone had any opinion on this????

thanx..

kevin
 
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Rheilly Phoull

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi there, I have an iriver mp3 player. Its a H100 series 15G player. I
lost my mains charger and wanted to charge it. I have a belkin car
charger for my 12V FM transmitter. The voltage on the back of the
player says 5V. I wasnt sure if those car chargers were universal or
not.
So i plug it in and pretty much straight away the light goes out on
the charger and the fuse blows in it.
Ive ordered a proper charger from iriver, but I dont know if i have
fried my player. Do you think and extra 7V in 2 seconds would do any
damage.
Im a bit freaked out cause i had all my fav music on there, and havent
backed it up. I'll get the iriver charger in a few days, but was
wondering if anyone had any opinion on this????

thanx..

kevin

I wouldnt get too optimistic if I were you :-(
However maybe it has survived the double voltage, personally I'd bet it's
toasted.
 
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Ban

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi there, I have an iriver mp3 player. Its a H100 series 15G player. I
lost my mains charger and wanted to charge it. I have a belkin car
charger for my 12V FM transmitter. The voltage on the back of the
player says 5V. I wasnt sure if those car chargers were universal or
not.
So i plug it in and pretty much straight away the light goes out on
the charger and the fuse blows in it.
Ive ordered a proper charger from iriver, but I dont know if i have
fried my player. Do you think and extra 7V in 2 seconds would do any
damage.
Im a bit freaked out cause i had all my fav music on there, and havent
backed it up. I'll get the iriver charger in a few days, but was
wondering if anyone had any opinion on this????
kevin,
doesn't sound too good. if the transmitter is 12V, the "charger" is just a
fuse probably and the current is almost unlimited for the first moment, the
fuse will only protect from catching fire.
I don't know about iRiver, but there are appliances that are protected
against overvoltage. All the gadgets I build will survive a 40V overvoltage
of any polarity, but they have their own fuse inside. This is usually not
done in consumer stuff, especially the miniature one.
Well as long as you havn't stored your digital fotos in there, the music can
be collected again.
 
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Rich Grise

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi there, I have an iriver mp3 player. Its a H100 series 15G player. I
lost my mains charger and wanted to charge it. I have a belkin car
charger for my 12V FM transmitter. The voltage on the back of the
player says 5V. I wasnt sure if those car chargers were universal or
not.
So i plug it in and pretty much straight away the light goes out on the
charger and the fuse blows in it.
Ive ordered a proper charger from iriver, but I dont know if i have
fried my player. Do you think and extra 7V in 2 seconds would do any
damage.
Im a bit freaked out cause i had all my fav music on there, and havent
backed it up. I'll get the iriver charger in a few days, but was
wondering if anyone had any opinion on this????

Oh, yes, I definitely have an opinion.

Sorry,
Rich
 
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