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Author Topic: Handheld Light  (Read 12462 times)

Offline Berne

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Handheld Light
« on: November 15, 2008, 04:14:50 pm »
Hi All,
Im new Berne is the name hi!  I have a handheld light for the car it plugs into the 12V supply but now its not working?  Im now troublshooting the issue and need to know how do I test the bulb ( 12v kpr 0.5amp ) and how do I test the adapter that fits into the 12v dc supply ( for the rec I took it apart and all connections look good )?

All other parts look ok, all good advice welcome.

Regards,

Berne :-(

Offline adam2

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Re: Handheld Light
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 06:24:52 am »
The bulb may be tested by connecting it directly to a 6 volt lantern battery or a 9 volt transistor battery, connect one terminal to the side of the bulb and one to the base.
If you dont have a suitable battery then it is probably cheaper simply to try a new bulb, they are cheap, but not a common rating.

I doubt that anything has gone wrong with the "adaptor" since it is a simple plug, with nothing to go wrong apart the connections which you have checked.

Offline Berne

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Re: Handheld Light
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 07:49:39 am »
Hi Adam,

Many thanks for the reply, great tipp on testing the bulb and Yes the bulb is working grand, I took a look at some images on google of my adapter and Im missing one metal connection from one side of my adapter, so a new one is pending, I am going to try to solder a new adapter to the existing lamp lead.

All the best,

Berne