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Old 09-08-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hi there-
I purchased a trash can that has an automatic flip lid http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10247571, the unit takes either 4 D batteries or an AC plug (sold separately, of course) http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ndingMethod=rr

I have a shoebox of AC adapters, you know, one of those shoeboxes of stuff that "I'll use someday" that your wife always wants to throw out. Neither the unit, the manual or the website give any voltage/wattage information.

The 3 adapters I have (that fit) include the following info:
1) Class 2 transformer, input 120V, 60 hz, 25 watts, output 12VDC 1000mA
2) AC Adapter, Input 120v-60Hz 22W, Output 13.5VDC 1A
3) Class 2 transformer, Input 120v AC 60Hz, output 12V DC 200mA

I know there's always the "plug 'em in and give 'em a shot" method, but I don't know if I could potentially cause any problems to the motor or create a fire hazard.

Would any of these work?
Thanks, Brent

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Old 09-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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I may be wrong, but I think you need a 6volt output unit. 4 batts at 1.5v each equals 6volts.

on edit: You could ask them http://www.itouchless.com/share/cgi-...=home&qd.query

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Old 09-09-2009, 12:29 PM   #3
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Heres how you do this.
Find the trash can on Walmart's web site. If it accepts an adapter it will be listed under "accessories". Or look for the adapter itself. Find the one Walmart sells and make note of the current and voltage. Then make sure the one you find in the shoe box matches the voltage and the current rating is the same or higher as the one you can buy. I have called the manufacturer for this information many times. They will usually tell you what you need to know. Usually.

Or, spend $10.00 and get the right one el cheapo. I know, I'm an El Cheapo myself when it comes to stuff like this.

Note: Be careful. Not all plugs are created or wired equal. Sometimes the pin is hot and sometimes it's not.
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