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hi everyone
got my vega delivered this evening and all was going great until i decided to plug it in and try to update etc
plugged in usb then the power adaptor.
next thing the whole house electrics went off !
reset trips and tried again
the adaptor is now not charging and smells of electrical burning
please everyone be careful
mine has a manufacture date of 2010.10.11 incase there is a dodgy batch
goodness knows what will happen now as i liked it and the chances of them sending me a new power adaptor at the present time seems very slim
hope the whole lots doesnt have to go back as i like it !

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Have you reported this to Advent??

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Mine doesn't always seem to register on the device (the light) and seems a little flimsy.

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yeah i have tried to report it
rang techguys at midnight last night
they said i had to ring back at 9 this morning
was on the phone for nearly an hour to find out they have no replacement parts and it all has to go back
I told they i didnt really want to send it back as they were as rare as rocky horses sh*t
he said he would see if anywhere had a power supply that they could ship in the mean time that would be suitable
no one has yet called me back and i am not optomistic .
anyone know where i can get a cheap car charger for the vega
i could use this in the mean time till they got further stock or stock of spares
thanks in advance

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yeah i have tried to report it
rang techguys at midnight last night
they said i had to ring back at 9 this morning
was on the phone for nearly an hour to find out they have no replacement parts and it all has to go back
I told they i didnt really want to send it back as they were as rare as rocky horses sh*t
he said he would see if anywhere had a power supply that they could ship in the mean time that would be suitable
no one has yet called me back and i am not optomistic .
anyone know where i can get a cheap car charger for the vega
i could use this in the mean time till they got further stock or stock of spares
thanks in advance


If you can make a note of the voltage & current on the original then I'm sure you can buy a replacement.

The most critical info is the voltage - make sure he replacement is the same otherwise it'll be your vega smelling bad!

The new charger should have to supply at least the same current (amps or milliamps - mA) but it wouldn't cause a problem if it had a higher rating.

Does the Vega charge via USB? Or is it via a round connector?

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Wonder if they ever bring out a dock if it will charge it?

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hi everyone
got my vega delivered this evening and all was going great until i decided to plug it in and try to update etc
plugged in usb then the power adaptor.
next thing the whole house electrics went off !
reset trips and tried again
the adaptor is now not charging and smells of electrical burning
please everyone be careful
mine has a manufacture date of 2010.10.11 incase there is a dodgy batch
goodness knows what will happen now as i liked it and the chances of them sending me a new power adaptor at the present time seems very slim
hope the whole lots doesnt have to go back as i like it !


Mine has the same date so it is not likely a batch issue. Maybe a spike on initial draw - was it plugged into a power strip by any chance? you may have overloaded the 13 amp fuse limit....
Did everything in the house go or just the ring your plug is on - did the lights upstairs for example stay on or was is the master switch on the RCD?

Either way the adapter is a standard APD adapter (WA-12I12R) and outputs 12v at 1A and looks like a standard 2mm plug.

If you are anywhere near a maplins then they should have a suitable replacement
http://www.maplin.co...?ModuleNo=46107

This one should do it I think - check the polarity on the tips when you get it shoud be - ---C---- +

Take your vega with you - they might let you try it if you let them have a go :P

*Edited as the first recomendation was ac/ac adapter

Edited by morchuboo, 27 November 2010 - 04:44 PM.

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Wonder if they ever bring out a dock if it will charge it?


Dock is coming, check the vega accessories thread for more details.

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it took the lot out
there was definately something wrong inside the adapter took mains rcd out direct into sock
it flashed when i plugged it in and smells of electronics burning inside the adapter
i asked pcworld if i could open it up and have a go at fixing it (im an electronics engineer ) but they said no way
i have a similar supply to the one that was mentioned and have used that last night to charge it
i will just keep using this until they can swap out when they have some stock


hopefully the dock wont be ridiculously priced like the screen protector

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