Help with phone adapter


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Old 08-17-22, 06:16 PM
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Help with phone adapter

I have two ATT CL84107 phones and 1 "switching power supply". I purchased one phone and the power supply recently on ebay (cheap) because I couldn't find the old power supply. I could have sworn at one point it worked but today anyway there is a message in the phone display "BASE Check AC Power".

I am an old man and the writing on the power supply is small but I think this is what it says...

Switching Power Supply
Model : S006AKU0600060
Input : 100-120V~
60Hz 200 mA
Output : 6.0V 600 mA

The plug that goes into the base is at a right angle and is kind of thin. It has a black ring around the tip (are tips color coded ?)

Could some kind soul look at the Amazon.com website and find a power supply that should work as a replacement AND if you find something could you explain to me how you decided it would work ? Lastly - are these things easy to test. I do have a multi-meter in a box somewhere.

Thank you for your help.
 
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Old 08-17-22, 07:04 PM
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The base power adapter is 6vdc @ 600ma
It's easy to find that supply. However the proper sized plug is the issue.
It's polarity sensitive and there are many plug sizes.

If you have Prime.... order both and send one back.
Same phone group but no positive ID
Same mfg part number but no plug or model discussion
 
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Old 08-18-22, 01:33 AM
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It is no color code on those, it is a lot of differtent sizes of the plugs, and even when most of those has + in center, ea few has not.

Pictures of the adapter you have where the text may be readable may help, and even a picture of the area you plug it in.

May this help? (I do not know the seller) https://www.ebay.com/itm/28482637856...mis&media=COPY
 
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Old 08-18-22, 05:13 AM
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I don't think they're around any more but Radio Shack had a universal kit where you picked the pieces separately to assemble the power supply. Maybe someone else has something like that now as well.
 
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Old 08-18-22, 05:31 AM
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I don't go to the mall often but at one point there was a Radio Shack store locally (in Mexico). It was small. Interestingly there are also Sears stores and they are big, Anyway I have seen those kits you refer to. Here is a link to one.

https://www.amazon.com/Belker-Univer...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Can I use this ? I don't understand what the 600 mA means - but I think it is important. The device I've linked here supports 800 mA. Can I use that or will I fry the phone base.
 
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Old 08-18-22, 06:32 AM
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I don't understand what the 600 mA means
You need to get a power supply that's 6v (that can't change), and at least 600mA. So an 800mA supply would work, (but a 400mA probably would not).
 
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Old 08-18-22, 11:29 AM
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The adapter you linked to will work fine.
You will need to try it/test it to find the proper plug polarity.
 
 

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