What Kind of Power Cord Will Work With My Tiger DVD Projector?

by Shala Munroe

Designed for teens, the Tiger Electronics/Hasbro Zoombox DVD projector has a built-in DVD player and speakers to allow you to watch movies larger than life, or connect your gaming device and see your game projected on a full wall. The projector includes a headphone jack if you want to enjoy your projected movie or game without bothering others. The Zoombox DVD projector uses a removable power cable, which is replaceable if you've lost yours. The power cable has two pieces, so make sure you have both before attempting to plug in the device.

Power Cord Specifications

The Tiger DVD projector uses a two-part power cable designated part KSS60-12.0-5000 by the manufacturer. You can find this replacement cable by searching online electronics suppliers, or by providing the part number at your local electronics supply retailer. The retailer's staff should be able to look up your cord by its model number and provide you with the proper replacement cord.

Two Parts

The two parts of power cable include the adapter, or box, with a cable that attaches to the computer and a second piece that plugs into the adapter and the wall. The adapter converts AC power from your home's electrical outlet into low-voltage DC, which is used by your projector. The second cable is used to bring the power to the adapter from the wall outlet. This is especially handy if you travel overseas, as you can buy a cable with a European wall plug to fit into your existing adapter box.

Voltage

The Tiger DVD projector uses a 12-volt AC adapter. The plug that connects to your wall electrical outlet has two prongs instead of three. If you need to replace your power cable, be sure to purchase one with the correct voltage. An incorrect voltage could damage the internal electronics of the projector or cause the bulb to blow prematurely.

How to Use

To use the power cable as recommended by the manufacturer, plug the proper connector of the adapter cord into the DVD projector. Then, plug the wall cord into the adapter's connection, and plug the wall cord into your electrical outlet. Plugging the cord into the wall first and then into the device -- especially if the projector's "On" button is pressed -- could cause a damaging power surge.

About the Author

Based outside Atlanta, Ga., Shala Munroe has been writing and copy editing since 1995. Beginning her career at newspapers such as the "Marietta Daily Journal" and the "Atlanta Business Chronicle," she most recently worked in communications and management for several nonprofit organizations before purchasing a flower shop in 2006. She earned a BA in communications from Jacksonville State University.