Entry level EE has battery question. I use a heating element (vaporizer) that takes a 1.5V AA rechargeable 2000 mAh battery. It comes with an AC wall adapter that is OUTPUT 12V DC @2000mA so 24 WATTs right? That passes through some circuitry that has a variable knob so you can control the heat (which I assume current) and simulate the battery. It's much more powerful than the actual batteries are though. I'm sick of using rechargeables.
Anyway, the power adapter burnt out (just the circuit side, not the transformer) and I don't want to spend 80 bucks on another one. I'd like to simply plug another wall adapter directly into the device. I don't need the variable setting, whatever power it comes out as (as long as it's comparable to the battery it should be fine).
Can I use a wall transformer with 1.5V at ~16 AMPS and get the same result? Do they make such adapters at like Radio Shack? If I use higher voltage will the device still work as long as we don't exceed the 24 WATTS that the original power adapter was using as input? It is a small incandescent light and a heating element, nothing more.