A friend of mine has just bought an external CDRW. The thing came without leads but I had a USB connector lead which he has put on. He is missing the power lead which, according to the Aopen site, is a DC5V±5%, DC12V±10% . My electronics knowledge leads a bit to be desired but the case connector is a small round connector and has 3 pin holes on one side and two on the other (5 in total).
I've worked out that I need a small five pin connector glued onto a transformer...anyone any ideas where to buy it or what I am supposed to be looking for?
Doesn't seem to be a DIN then. Strange the image doesn't show. Tried in both IE6 and Firefox and shows in either. This will be like looking for a needle in haystack. So many different types and Mfrs. You may have to consider a custom alteration. Some outlets click here
This drive is reportedly mfd by Sky Electronics click here Their UK website address takes you to Cricklewood Electronics who seem to have quite a selection of connectors but I cannot see one like the one you mention click here
Gandolf, there are two types ( from my limited knowledge ) of connectors One is 5v ( three little pins ) and 12v Three larger pins, I would suggest a visit ( with CDRW ) to Maplins as you will either have to buy 2 X Ps's or a Single with both 5v and 12 v outs.
From the all the discussion it would seem to me not to be an 'External' device at all. Surely a true external device would have what I call a 'Kettle' connecter which plugs into a 13 amp socket or the device would have been sold with a 'Powerbrick' -something missing perhaps? had look in the box?- Read the instructions?
the majority of external cd-rw come with a 'powerbrick' as jack puts it, i believe this is what G is looking for, i have emailed Aopen to see if they can recommend a stockist, other than that, i can't find a reference to the adaptor on the web.