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Old 12-23-2006, 11:11 PM   #1
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My apologies if this has been asked before. I searched for a/c adapter and s50 and didn't find any results.

Can anyone recommend a good universal a/c adapter for the car dock? I have a tip that will fit, but the adapter I have only does 4.5v or 6v. I'm not interested in frying my car dock, so a 5.0v 1.0a adapter will be needed.

The a/c adapter that comes with the home dock works fine, but of course I only want the a/c and don't want to pay $70 for it.

If only the home dock had an FM Modulator built-in!!!

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Old 12-24-2006, 04:08 AM   #2
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There are a couple of ways to do it.

Go from 120v AC to 12Vdc and plug in your existing car dock power adapter

http://www.shop.com/op/~AC_To_DC_Adapter-prod-29485260-38593996?sourceid=298




Buy a 5V power supply that plugs into the wall directly to your car dock. Works with both home and car dock.

http://www.tss-radio.com/home-power-adapter-p-3838.html



The sirius store at Shop Sirius used to carry this one too. I looked they are out of stock.
http://shop.sirius.com/edealinv/serv...dParentID=7872


Some people say they got a cheaper one at radio shack but the issue was that it was not powerful enough to charge the battery. It needs to be at least 1500ma 5V DC adapter.

I'd recommend TSS they seem to do a good job. I think the price is a little steep for just a power adapter but at least you know it is going to work.

With the prices dropping you might find a used home dock for less on ebay. Just use that.
http://cgi.ebay.com/SIRIUS-SATELLITE...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 12-24-2006, 04:54 AM   #3
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*Excellent* tips! Thanks for the advice!!!!

I'll try for a few of the home kits off of eBay; if I can't get one at a decent price (they seem to end around $45, which is too high for me) I'll go with the adapter by itself.

Thanks again!

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Old 12-24-2006, 10:16 AM   #4
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There an AC adapter on ebay now for 12.95. buy it now price 6.95 to ship. Thats less than 20 bucks. There is also a best offer link. You might try for 10 bucks.


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There an AC adapter on ebay now for 12.95. buy it now price 6.95 to ship. Thats less than 20 bucks. There is also a best offer link. You might try for 10 bucks.

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Excellent! Thanks for watching it for it. I just did the best offer for $10.00. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Offer accepted! We are both in CA so hopefully I'll get it by the end of the week.

Thanks again!
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http://cgi.ebay.com/110V-AC-to-12V-D...QQcmdZViewItem
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Thank you! I've been scouring through threads trying to find that thing. Here's a pic

Now I just need to find one in a store locally. I was hoping Radio Shack would have one. In another thread they linked to an adapter from RS that's pretty much the same thing but it's $30..
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Hey, by the way..

This is a major longshot.. I've already got an inverter for my vehicle to plug in AC devices off of the cigarette lighter. Any way to use this backwards?

That might be as realistic as switching my house power to DC..
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I got one about a year ago at circuit city (~17 Buck$). It was in the Verizon cell phone area I think.... super easy! Good Luck!!!
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WARNING: I received my a/c adapter from the aforementioned eBay link and the tip included is NOT the right size (the center prong hole in the tip is too small to fit).

I have contacted the seller to let them know..hopefully they are willing to work with me as they clearly state it is for the Sirius S50.

Note that they took what seems like *forever* for them to get to me (since we are in the same state, I should have had it early last week at the latest).

Hopefully no one else has ordered one yet.

http://cgi.ebay.com/5V-AC-DC-adapter...QQcmdZViewItem
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They hid the tip of the connector in the listing for a reason.

Good luck with your issue and hopefully it works out.
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I just got the A/C adapter from that seller and had the same result. Too bad I found this thread too late Hopefully he will take care of us.
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Just got it today, it didn't work. I felt like it worked without the antenna plugged in. When I plug the antenna in, I lose the power in the cradle. Am I wrong, or should the cradle always be highlighted (lights on)? What will work? I don't want to pay $80 for a home dock.
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Now, will this work? Who is going to try it out?

http://cgi.ebay.com/AC-DC-Power-Supp...QQcmdZViewItem
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