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July 15, 2011 2:20 PM Subscribe
I have a portable rechargeable amplifier that was custom built for me when I was in Peru, it no longer makes sounds when unplugged, although an LED lights up. When plugged in to the wall, it emits sounds.
posted by cloeburner to Technology (9 answers total)
I opened it up today and noticed the 12v 4.5ah battery was bulging, and I am pretty certain that is the culprit.
But, I suppose further details could help clarify the problem. I let a friend borrow it, and when it came back it would no longer hold a charge. Seeing as Peru uses 220v, I have a step up/step down convertor to allow me to use it in the states [I suppose here, I need to step-up the power].
Anyway, I've noticed that now the amp works when plugged directly into the wall without any transformer, that's probably not a good thing, but it can do it anyway.
I looked inside the amp and no capacitors look blown and the wiring looks fine, I think it's the battery, but maybe there could be another issue. And why would the LED still light up if the battery is bulging? Does it still hold a minute charge?