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Old 12-27-05, 10:52 AM
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Star WarsPlug-in LightSaber game- help needed for electronically stupid

Bought my son this Tiger plug and play game for my kids and they love it. So much so that they have worn out three sets of AA batteries in three days.

I've come to realization that I should hook up an AC adapter to the unit, but before frying the unit, I thought I should check.

The toy has the following markings near the adapter receptacle:

(-) - C--(+)

DC IN 6V

While I'm sure that means to set the universal adapter at 6 volts, I'm entirely stumped in regards to polarity. Should that be set for negative or positive? I've heard that using the wrong polarity will cook the unit, so I don't want to test, and my on-line searches have come up blank (or leaving my in utter confusion).

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
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Old 12-27-05, 10:56 AM
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First, I need to know are you using an AC adapter that came with the unit? Using an alternative AC adapter from another device may not be wise.
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Old 12-27-05, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffdsmith
First, I need to know are you using an AC adapter that came with the unit? Using an alternative AC adapter from another device may not be wise.
No AC adapter came with the unit. The adapter I have is a universal adapter with a variety of voltage settings and both positive and negative polarity settings.
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You could invest in some rechargeable batteries also. I know CostCo/Sams Club has 8 AA with charger for around $20.
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Old 12-27-05, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow
You could invest in some rechargeable batteries also. I know CostCo/Sams Club has 8 AA with charger for around $20.
The best bet. Then you don't have to worry about cords tangling up with each other.
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Old 12-29-05, 03:46 AM
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The line connecting the open end of the C to + represents positive tip polarity. Set the adapter to 6 volts positive and you're good to go.
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Old 12-29-05, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by pantala
The line connecting the open end of the C to + represents positive tip polarity. Set the adapter to 6 volts positive and you're good to go.
(-) - C--(+)

So if it was (-)--C - (+) it would be negative?
Just trying to figure it out is all.
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