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Hi.
I have a power adaptor for Christmas lights that has worn out, I was hoping someone can help identify what this format is called so I can search Amazon for a replacement power brick.
I haven't been able to find the same layout myself and haven't been able to find out what this format is called to help me search.


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Is it a black one, or is it a green one with a button?
An (in focus) picture or two would really help.

How do you know its the power supply "worn out" and not a failed lamp or damaged cable? (unless that is you accidentally damaged the power supply.)

As an aside, its often less hassle / cheaper to buy a complete new set of lights than to buy just the power supply (But we can but try)

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The picture you have posted speaks a lot but says nothing.

Answers to the questions I have asked would also help.

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Ok. It is black.
No button.
The picture shows that the holes that the plug goes into are mis-shapen. The Santa works fine as long as I move the small lead around inside the wall plug.
The smaller plug (at the top of the picture) goes into the wall plug (at the bottom of the picture) and wobbles around, as long as I wobble it in the right way, it works. I hope that makes sense.
It is impossible to replace what the plug powers, apart from no one selling it, my wife's grand mother purchased it (it's a Santa statue with light up fibre optic bits that stick out and light up) for a gift just before she died, you can understand that my wife doesn't want to replace it.


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someone-else wrote:
The picture you have posted speaks a lot but says nothing.

Answers to the questions I have asked would also help.



I have updated the pictures


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Not to sound funny but the answer is in your pictures

YL41-12000830A - 12v 10va AC

The more common types are the 2 pin that screw in and the button type - this avoids the problem

The pin and spade plug reminds me of din speaker plugs


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Bob225 wrote:
Not to sound funny but the answer is in your pictures

YL41-12000830A - 12v 10va AC

The more common types are the 2 pin that screw in and the button type - this avoids the problem

The pin and spade plug reminds me of din speaker plugs


I knew those plugs reminded me of something.
AC output adaptors seem to be rare these days. Watch out you don't get a DC output one.



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Bob225 wrote:
Not to sound funny but the answer is in your pictures

YL41-12000830A - 12v 10va AC

The more common types are the 2 pin that screw in and the button type - this avoids the problem

The pin and spade plug reminds me of din speaker plugs


It's ok, I understand what you mean. I googled what I thought was the model number (YL41-12000830A) but I can't find the specific pin format, the search results all brought back circle plugs instead of this pin and bar setup that I require.


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Is there a plug on the Santa end?
Or is the lead fixed?
I doubt if you'll find an adaptor exactly like that. . .
Might want some sort of connector in the lead.


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You can get a new mains in, A.C. 12v ac out "transformer" from Ebay

You will never get one with the same physical properties, as that one was made for that specific item. You will need to cut the plugs off and connect using choc block.

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There are some around, imo it will cost more than a replacement dancing santa

I will have a look see.


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Bob225 wrote:
There are some around, imo it will cost more than a replacement dancing santa


As I said earlier.

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As an aside, its often less hassle / cheaper to buy a complete new set of lights than to buy just the power supply (But we can but try)


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It is impossible to replace what the plug powers, apart from no one selling it, my wife's grand mother purchased it (it's a Santa statue with light up fibre optic bits that stick out and light up) for a gift just before she died, you can understand that my wife doesn't want to replace it.

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If you can get a power unit that outputs 12V AC at around 1 amp it doesn't matter what connector the power pack has as you will have to change the one on the end of the cable anyway.

Purchase the power pack and, if the supplier offers one, a plug to match and simply fit the new plug to the wire.

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12 ac transformer cut the plug off and fit it with a din socket

eg.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-AMIG ... rk:31:pf:0

and

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Pin-DIN-So ... :rk:2:pf:0


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