goldenbolux, on Nov 25 2010, 23:43, said:
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
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
*Edited as the first recomendation was ac/ac adapter
Edited by morchuboo, 27 November 2010 - 04:44 PM.