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Old 01-25-2009, 06:33 AM #1
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Default Am I an idiot or what

Being Mr. Ignorrant like me, I tend to have the policy "if it fits then its for that".

How wrong I am. I have a (random) charger which I dont know what its for. I have a 1 million candle power spotlight i want to charge. I put Mr. 12V charger into Mr. 6V spotlight and plug to wall.

I smell burning, like the smell of a cap gun. I sniff around to troubleshoot and I go OH MY GOD and look at the spotlight and its hot to the touch so I turn the power switch off and unplug it and I go uh-oh and realise I used the wrong adapter.

I have the REAL adaptor for it (its a cigarette car lighter one) here, would I still be safe to try charge the spotlight with that? Or will the battery explode, killing me and the occupants of the car.

The spotlight was charging for 1 minute maximum.

I feel really stupid and am now going to quadriple-nipple check everything


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GOOD JOB COCK BITE YOU BROKE IT!!!! > > > > > >


j/k, i think it should be ok ;D ;D ;D
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That's relieving, it was a gift from someone so I would hate to have broken it.

If I blow myself up I'll sue you for saying it should be okay
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meh I've done that a few times with my old cell phone and my electric piano once that I know of
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Being Mr. Ignorrant like me, I tend to have the policy "if it fits then its for that".

How wrong I am. I have a (random) charger which I dont know what its for. I have a 1 million candle power spotlight i want to charge. I put Mr. 12V charger into Mr. 6V spotlight and plug to wall.

I smell burning, like the smell of a cap gun. I sniff around to troubleshoot and I go OH MY GOD and look at the spotlight and its hot to the touch so I turn the power switch off and unplug it and I go uh-oh and realise I used the wrong adapter.

I have the REAL adaptor for it (its a cigarette car lighter one) here, would I still be safe to try charge the spotlight with that? Or will the battery explode, killing me and the occupants of the car.

The spotlight was charging for 1 minute maximum.

I feel really stupid and am now going to quadriple-nipple check everything
To respond to your Thread Tittle............... YES....... ;D ;D ;D ;D

You will need to see if you damaged the batteries in the Spotlight....
They may still be OK... it would all depend on the output current supplied by
the 12V charger into the 6Volt batteries.... 8-)

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