I am hoping to attempt to fix my childrens ride on electric car as the power supply was left charging and has cracked / broken (see pics).
I am completely new to electronics, but was hoping to replace the power supply and get the car working again.
The power supply seems to have a non-standard connector and I cannot seem to source a replacement on the internet so the only option "I can see" is to replace the power supply and solder / re-attach the connector to it, hence this question.
I have measured the voltage across the car battery and getting about 13 volts so can I assume that this has not been damaged?
I have looked at a few articles / videos such as -
But the over-riding theme seems to be its fine to DONT MESS ABOUT unless you know what you are doing?
I am in the UK.
I was hoping that someone who knows what they are doing could describe if / how they would attempt to repair this (maybe there is an alternate way or the connector is not so non-standard). They may also describe how dangerous is could be if done wrong?
I can at least then go forward knowing I can pay someone to complete the repair if I am not comfortable doing it myself.
EDIT: As this question has been put "on hold", here are some original notes that I did not post but probably should have to show where I had got to, but on reading the link again, think I would have to know how to design a power supply before asking how to repair one? yet individual questions regarding parts of the steps to repair on are OK on this site -
For the record, from those others links here is what I would do if I wasn’t concerned about safety.
- Cut the connector end off the broken adaptor, cut the end of the new replacement adaptor.
- From the picture, would separate the 2 wires.
- Strip wires tidily.
- Twine them (people seem to think this is better than just touching and solder).
- Solder them
- Heat shrink wrap each wire
- Heat shrink wrap the external wire around the join to keep tidy.
- Test the adaptor without letting it out of sight (but to be honest how would I know it was OK? I will check for heat in wire etc).