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Old 02-08-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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The transformer for an exercise machine I own is dead and I can't find a replacement. HELP PLEASE. The transformer is made by AMIGO, model #: AM-1351500. Input: 120V 60Hz 35W. Output: 13.5VDC 1.5A. If a replacement is impossible, is there another way?
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
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goto ebay and search for "13.5v", you'll get a ton of various transformers. If you're handy and got a pair of wire strippers and some electrical tape, you can get a replacement for $10 or so. make sure its 120ac in, 13.5vdc out though.

The voltage needs to match, but the amperage will be fine as long as it is higher then the current transformer. I take it this isn't doing any sort of mechanical work (its only 35watts), maybe its an excercise computer supply or something?

13.5v is a common laptop power supply voltage.


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Thanks for the reply! You wrote: "make sure its 120ac in, 12vdc out" but also said to make sure the voltage matches, which is 13.5 out. Please clarify. So, if I find something at greater than 1.5A out then it's OK? This transformer runs the electronics of the machine.
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You wrote: "make sure its 120ac in, 12vdc out" but also said to make sure the voltage matches, which is 13.5 out. Please clarify.
my mistake! 12 volts DC is a common voltage, it just slipped out. You need to find a 13.5 volts DC supply.

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So, if I find something at greater than 1.5A out then it's OK?
You got it. Either match it or beat it. The amperage is a measure of the current capacity, meaning, it can provide upto 1.5A, however, it will only provide what your device "needs" which to be honest is probably like .1A but you just never know, so stick to what the engineers wanted and get a 1.5A or better. Be sure to match the polarity (+ and -) of the device. If it's not labeled or obvious, post back and we can maybe help.
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