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OEM Electrical Adapters - Where to get?

Postby yokogi » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 11:24 am

I recently bought a kid's toy that comes with an adapter that does not have safety mark. Does anyone know where i can get a replacement that is safe to use?

The adapter says :-
INPUT 100-240VAC 50/60Hz 0.2A
OUTPUT 5.0VDC ~ 500mA

It's a 2-pin flatblade and is connected using USB cable.

My friend says Sim Lim probably has it but he doesn't have time to go search with me. Appreciate if some one can advise me exactly where to look for.

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Postby durain » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 6:07 pm

take the adaptor with you to sim lim to make sure it's the correct one. cant pin point one particular store that do it as there are many.

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Postby yokogi » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 9:05 am

thanks for the advice. i brought my whole set there yesterday in case i buy the wrong thing. i can't find one with safety mark at all even though the whole of simlim is flooded with usb chargers!! some are as cheap as $4.60 in those plastic bag, and in the same shop, the fella selling the same charger, but with nice hard plastic wrapping. i didn't dare to buy any yesterday :(

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Re: OEM Electrical Adapters - Where to get?

Postby jackdi » Tue, 11 Jan 2011 5:28 pm

yokogi wrote:I recently bought a kid's toy that comes with an adapter that does not have safety mark. Does anyone know where i can get a replacement that is safe to use?

The adapter says :-
INPUT 100-240VAC 50/60Hz 0.2A
OUTPUT 5.0VDC ~ 500mA

It's a 2-pin flatblade and is connected using USB cable.

My friend says Sim Lim probably has it but he doesn't have time to go search with me. Appreciate if some one can advise me exactly where to look for.


I've seen a universal adapter in Giant andin SelfFix.
It has a few Pin sizes and voltage output to choose from.

You might want to check it out.
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Postby hvnair » Tue, 11 Jan 2011 11:10 pm

try mustafa. I went to sim lim, and they have good selection on the first floor, but their "fixed prices" were much higher than mustafa. You can get a 2 pin to Sing adapter for $1.80.

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Postby yokogi » Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:23 pm

i'm looking for the Safety Mark. Spring Singapore advised that AC adapter without safety mark is not safe to be used in Sg and that i must look out for the safety mark. Went to sim lim from ground floor to 4th. Don't see any safety mark. I wonder if Spring is trying to be "very safe".....

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Postby hvnair » Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:40 pm

The only safety problem I know can be an issue is if you are using a step down voltage transformer with a surge protected multisocket power strip. I think if you have the polarity reversed, you can create a spark, possibly creating a fire.

I'm no expert, but I haven't witnessed any problems with mechanical adapters and am not sure what a saftey mark even means for a mechanical adapter.

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Postby yokogi » Thu, 13 Jan 2011 9:14 am

Yes, thanks for giving an idea of how dangerous it can be. I know fire may result but not sure HOW. Also wondering, how come so many adapters out there at Sim Lim doesn't come with Safety Mark. How does Spring Sg regulate them then? So if Safety Mark is not mandatory to be labelled even for safe to use adapters, then how do we recognise one?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:03 am

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