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Old 09-03-02, 01:40 PM
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Using Target's little Koss DVD player in car?

I bought one of those little Koss DVD players at Target when they had them on sale for $79, with the bright idea, or so I thought at the time, of hooking it up to the 9" TV in the car to entertain my 3-year-old on long trips. It didn't come with a car adapter, but the AC adapter has one of those mini-plugs (not built in AC), so I bought a Jensen universal car adapter that stated it would provide up to 1000mA and up to 12V, which seemed to comply with the Koss requirements of 1 amp and 12V. The DVD powered up when I plugged it in using the adapter, so I unplugged it to hook it up to the TV and to get the TV wired up. When I plugged everything back in, however, with the DVD going into the front lighter socket and the TV into the extra socket in the trunk, the 5 amp fuse in the Jensen adapter blew (the fuse actually blew before I ever plugged in the TV). I bought some extra 5 amp fuses, and blew the next one I tried. So no DVD in the car (TV worked fine). Can anybody figure out from the info here what I did wrong? I'll provide more info if it will help! Thanks.

Here's a link to the adapter (NOTE: although the web page says up to 9V, the adapter also has a notch for 12V, which is the setting I used -- you can see it in the picture):
http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e...at=677&scat=682
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Old 09-03-02, 09:38 PM
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Don't know if you're the same one that posted a similar question over in the HT Forum, but I'll post my response here also in case it will offer any help.

OK, since no one else has answered, I'll throw in my $.02 for what it's worth. Don't know if this will help but you might want to recheck your power requirements.

I have a MINTEK DVD-1710 portable and this works great with it. It calls for 9V/2000mA.

Go to your local Wal-Mart electronics section and look for a PowerLine Model 0900-21 Digital Universal Car Cord Adapter. It's rated for 3-12 Volts DC/2000 mA. There's a little switch on it that lets you choose between 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 12 Volts. If I remember correctly it costs $14.95.

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Old 09-03-02, 10:36 PM
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Yep, it's me.

Thanks again.
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Old 09-04-02, 03:55 PM
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I'd really appreciate any additional thoughts on this problem from forum members. Thanks.
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