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safe to connect a device to an AC adapter that has different measurements?

safe to connect a device to an AC adapter that has different measurements?

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Old 04-03-18, 12:32 PM
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safe to connect a device to an AC adapter that has different measurements?

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I am trying to learn if its safe to connect a device to an AC adapter that has different electrical numbers/measurements/requirements. Could you please help?


I am trying to power a labeller device, the DYMO LabelManager 160. I searched for its charger, but the only charger i could find that fits the port has a different Measurements. The charging/power port on the labeler says 9V 2A next to it and the AC adapter says the output is 5V and then has a weird line symbol that says 3.6 A. They have some other strange symbols i dont understand too so ive attached pictures below.

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Would it be completely safe to use this charger? Would it work?

And on a general level, when (if ever) is it ok/safe to use devices and AC adapters with different measurements?
 
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Look for a 9 volt power supply rated for 2 amps or higher. You want the voltage to match which in your case is 9 volts DC. Amperage of the power supply can be higher than your label maker. The device will draw only what it needs. So, if you found a 9 VDC 3 amp power supply that would be OK to use.
 
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You might want to stick with an adapter especially suited for that Dymo machine as it uses reverse polarity on the connection plug. The standard is center pin hot. That uses center pin ground.

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Search "power adapter DYMO LabelManager 160" on Amazon.
 
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