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Charging my Trend Air Shield

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Blog entry by cajunpen posted 07-09-2015 03:35 AM 1057 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i have a Trend Air Shield, not the Pro model, that I have lost my charger. A new charger is about $60.00, which is crazy for what it is. The battery is 3.6 volts and can be removed from the shield. Does anyone have a suggestion? I have seen a replacement charger for the Pro model on YouTube, but the “plug ins” are totally different.

Any help/suggestions will be appreciated.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/



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Makarov

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#1 posted 07-09-2015 04:31 AM

Pictures would help, but if its a simple plug in on a wall transformer and you still have a radio shack try there.

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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#2 posted 07-09-2015 02:40 PM

I have no clue what a trend airshield is. You might get more response if you posted this on the main forum page as more people might see it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 07-09-2015 02:57 PM

I have a Trend Air Shield pro and bought a 3.6v charger transformer that had the same plug. I purchased it at Radio Shack several years ago and if I remember correctly it was less that $29. I can even plug it in and charge it while wearing the air-shield.

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#4 posted 07-09-2015 03:13 PM

If you don’t have a local trash shack (many closed after the bankruptcy) or they can’t help you then either check the local retailers ie staples, walmart, or anywhere that sells electronics or go the easy way and buy online

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=multi+voltage+power+supply&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=25446838951&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8728152466596538653&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_1b2wpy5f3c_e

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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#5 posted 07-09-2015 03:35 PM

I’ve bought several of these over the years when my kids lost the battery adapter to games, toys and whatnot. They come with several different plugs, and are adjustable from something like 1.5 volts to 9 volts. And they’re cheap too. Try WallyWorld
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#6 posted 07-09-2015 04:30 PM

If the charger was just a standard wall wart with a barrel plug on the end, you just have to make sure your new charger has the same output voltage and polarity, and outputs at least as many amps as the old charger.

If necessary, you can take any wall transformer with the same DC voltage and at least as many amps as required, snip off the plug, and install the appropriately-sized plug, taking care to get the polarity right.

The polarity, voltage, and amps (or milliamps) should be stamped somewhere on the Airshield, probably near the charging port.

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#7 posted 07-15-2015 10:46 AM

Bill, I never heard of the item of which you speak so I had to Google it.
As already stated, Radio shack should have a “fittzall” charger and probably at a decent price. However at $60 for what you are trying to accomplish, is $60 really too much ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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