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I have a small aquavase setup with the small compact floro lamp. The lamps power supply was missing. Is there anything I can splice into that wire for the power supply? My other one has a small transformer sort of box that feeds the light.

Here is what the end of the light cord looks like.



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I found a little power supply that I use on a small night light sort of thing. the plug fit perfect, but didn't power up the light. I know the bulb is good. any ideas?
 

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Check the back of the power supply to the light, there you should see something like:
120v AC in
??v DC out.

you want a coverter that will give you the same wattage out as your light.

Too little, not enought to light the bulb, too much, bulb burns out.


Also, RadioShack has some nice variable output convertors.
 

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Awesome, thanks so much for the help.

If my light is 7 watts, what voltage do i want to look for in a power supply? They dont express output in watts.

Is this correct:

Output: 24v dc 300 mA

24x300/1000=7.2 watts?
 

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You need to look at the transformer on your other light (if it is the same) and find out what the VOLTAGE is that it supplies to the light. Often, this is written somewhere on the device where the plug plugs in, or on some sort of label on the device (light).

For example, if it is a 12VDC transformer, and your bulb is 7W, your transformer needs to be able to supply about 1000mA.
 
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