Portable CD and Batteries

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 18:01
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On the last trip I took our portable CD player ( 3 in one ) with new Batteries ( 6 in the back) They lasted 2 CD's and were flat. I thought something was wrong with the set but Harvey Norman informed me this was normal on battery power. Anyone else had this problem. From now on I will be plugging it into the Camper Trailer's batteries ( 2 x 105dc).
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Reply By: GLAYVA MAN(bendigo) - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 18:12

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 18:12
gday nobby.
why not get a cheap(it will do its only a cd player)inverter.
pay for it self in no time.jamieson wild cat
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Reply By: Member - Ross- Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 18:23

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 18:23
Not the best solution by far, but we hade some success with a walkman type player that made like a tape into your deck and ran of the in car system.
Worked fine but was certainly a walkman over the dash when in motion, though a small piece of that non-slip rubber matting helped in that regard.

Sarah Brightman in the Gammon Ranges.... marvelous.Rosco
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Follow Up By: Member - NOBBY - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 18:47

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 18:47
Ross thanks for that but I already have a CD in the truck. This is just for camping. I think the invertor idea sounds ok. I'm not really up on all this power business so I guess I will have to have a yarn to the 12v shop in Bris. Sarah Brightman sounds good anywhere, especially in the bush.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 21:29

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 21:29
I've got a CD with Sarah singing Nessun dorma, it was a special recording. Talk about make the hair on the back of your neck prickle.Carpe Diem
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Reply By: paul - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 22:05

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 22:05
Get a new 3 in one that takes 8 1.5v D cells in the back, plenty around. Then don't buy batteries and hook it up to a 12v battery via the rear section where the batteries are meant to go. As 8 x 1.5v is of course 12v it will run far more efficiently straight off a 12v battery than thru an inverter or thru a bunch of expensive small capacity D cell batteries. Just ensure you get the polarity right the first time or it won't work at all or ever. Mine is connected to a small marine 12v plug with alligator clips that curls up inside the battery compartment when not in use, the other ends are soldered to the correct connection.
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Follow Up By: Member - NOBBY - Thursday, Oct 02, 2003 at 07:44

Thursday, Oct 02, 2003 at 07:44
Thanks Paul.. Since logging on with me query I have found out that Dick Smith sells a connection that goes straight into the back of the CD and the other end has a cigarette lighter connection. Sounds pretty good to me. Only costs about 5 bucks.
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