Help! 12v AC Supply

steviebwoy

Well-known Member
Hi all,

The good lady and I have just been out and bought a small fish tank for our kitchen, We've got a proper tank in the lounge, but wanted to run a smaller tank for a couple of goldfish.

In our infinite wisdom we ended up buying a Fluval Chi fish tank from our local store. It was ex-display and only set us back £25. Hurrah, thought I.

The only problem with it, is that it didn't come with a power supply. The bloke in the shop told us that it would only cost us "£6 or so online", however I haven't the foggiest what we're actually looking for.

The end of the cable has a plug on it which would presumably have run into the transformer. It says 12V/AC 400mA 4.8VA on it, and I think it's a 2.1mm plug, but I'm not really sure.

I've found a replacement power supply on the official site (http://uk.hagen.com/Aquatic/Replacement-Parts/A13950), but was just wondering if you guys could recommend an alternative for "£6 or so online"!

Thanks in advance guys! :smashin:
 

steviebwoy

Well-known Member
Thanks mate! That looks pretty good, assuming I'm right that it's a 2.1mm plug! How much do you think it would be in total?
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
£6.97 with VAT + £2.20 2nd or £2.70 1st class. May be worth checking with Maplin if you have one local. If they do one it will almost certainly be more expensive but there won't be any post & you can take the tank in to make sure the plug fits.

Edit
Looks like their cheapest option is this but it has multiple tips so one of them should fit! Cheaper than Hagen who will charge P&P but around the same price as the proper replacement delivered here.

Edit 2
Harding in the High Street may be worth a try. No web site so I don't know what they actually sell.
 
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lynx

Well-known Member
Check CPC, usually really good for this sort of thing. Website isn't brilliant though.
 

Julie

Well-known Member
Edit : just out of interest; am I right in thinking that something like this won't do the job?
Universal AC/DC MAINS POWER ADAPTOR 300MA 3/4.5/6/7.5/9/12 VOLT: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
None of these are suitable, all three have DC outputs only.

Best to go with crocodile's find, you'll have it next day for under £13. :smashin:
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
All of the above are DC output whereas the OP said he needed AC. I'd definitely be inclined to confirm the specs with Hagen just to be sure.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
None of these are suitable, all three have DC outputs only.

Best to go with crocodile's find, you'll have it next day for under £13. :smashin:
All of the above are DC output whereas the OP said he needed AC. I'd definitely be inclined to confirm the specs with Hagen just to be sure.
Completely missed that it was an AC output, sorry... :blush:
 

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