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Old 15th November 2010, 12:35   #1636
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Power Adapter for Roomba

Can anyone tell me where can I buy a new Power adapter (220V) for a Roomba.
I purchased the equipment in US and the power adapter seems to be faulty/ conked off.
I have written to the parent company but no response from them ;(
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Old 15th November 2010, 13:08   #1637
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I can't tell you... but I usually manage to find spare parts like this with the aid of Google. If there is a part number on the adapter, try using that for a search. If you are lucky, it may reveal one or more specialist spare-part companies that have the item.
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Can anyone tell me where can I buy a new Power adapter (220V) for a Roomba.
Just take the adapter to any electronics "parts" store. You will get a replacement for 300 - 500 Rs.

You only need to make sure, DC output voltage and amperage rating are same. Parts store will match replacement adapter based on these numbers on adapter.
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Old 15th November 2010, 14:44   #1639
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Just take the adapter to any electronics "parts" store. You will get a replacement for 300 - 500 Rs.

You only need to make sure, DC output voltage and amperage rating are same. Parts store will match replacement adapter based on these numbers on adapter.
I have tried that but the out voltage is 27.5 V and 1.25 A. Power adapters of that output are unfortunately not easily available in the local market.
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Old 18th November 2010, 15:41   #1640
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After 6 years, my Kenstar basic (Read: Just used for re-heating) has gone Kaput. The heating part (coil/plate) has got fried and a replacement will cost around Rs 2500 with just a month's warranty.

Just wondering if buying a new one is better ? If so, which basic microwave is good. Kenstar service was immediate but would like to try some other brand.
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Old 18th November 2010, 16:47   #1641
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^^^If you are buying a basic MW just for reheating, it may be worthwhile to consider what the dealer from where I bought my MW told me. He said, even if you want a basic MW, at least go for one with a grill, as the ones with grill have a stainless steel interior whereas the very basic ones usually have painted or enamel (not to be confused with Samsung's ceramic enamel, which is supposed to be much better) on their interiors. He said the paint/enamel in the basic models tend to peel off after few months as even if you use it only for reheating, the walls do get wet with vapors from the food.

No idea how true this is, but it may be worthwhile to keep in mind, as at least stainless steel can be expected to stay the same even after many years.

If you can find a basic model with stainless or even ceramic enamel, then of course its another matter. But do you get basic MWs with stainless interiors?
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Old 18th November 2010, 19:04   #1642
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My Panasonic microwave is dead :(

We are taking it to a Panasonic-authorised service place in Adyar tomorrow.

Been doing the gadget-drool thing over the latest microwave-convection-steam ovens, but they are far too expensive, and it would be hard to justify even a convection microwave as my kitchen already has a built-in electric oven.
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Old 18th November 2010, 22:17   #1643
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Hi team.

Just bought a fridge. Thought I'd write a quick review.

So our old faithful, a Videocon VNR-A16 AM 165L Direct Cool (Bought in Nov/Dec 1994....ah..those were the times, I suppose. At least this is what I've been told.) was on it's deathbed for the past two-three months. It used to make loud noises with it's compressor on, like the sound clouds make before a storm. Well, the storm was coming.

So, two-three days back, its compressor gave up. The cooling was just enough to make drinking water cool enough to be at a pleasant temperature in North Indian winter. Then began the search for a new one.

The budget was about Rs. 25,000 and we had a frost free fridge of 320-350L in mind. These were the models that were short-listed.

The Home Appliance thread-fridge.jpg

The Hitachi triple door was not in our budget, but it was my dad's dream fridge, hence its presence in the list.

When parents went to shops, for some unknown reason, we all reached an unspoken agreement not to consider 350L fridges. The double door Hitachi didn't appeal to mom [You have to pay big bucks if you want something impressive with the Hitachi tag, and this one was the same price as competition]. So there were the Samsung and LG 320L models left.

Thus began the search for the Samsung and LG 320Ls. As both were top-end Frost Free models which I had found on the manufacturer's website, my parents had to scour the entire city looking for those two.

After no luck at the first six shops, luck finally struck at the 7th and 8th. Parents say that they found the LG at the 7th, and the Samsung at the 8th.

They finalized the LG, after my mom misheard me on phone that the LG model was better than the Samsung.

Still, no harm done. Both were equal contenders.

So, when they came home, I saw the bill and the print-out of the above image I had sent them with, and the model that was written on the bill was LG GL-338VT5. I guess they saw the same 338 in both of them, and thought they were the same.

So we called the dealer and he said that as far as he knew, only pink 338VSX5 was in stock, but he'd have his men check out the godown. After a few minutes, he called back confirming that.

My dad decided to go to the shop again, this time with me.

The dealer began a long-winded story about the Micom of the VSX5 being damaged by frequent voltage fluctuations, and the 338VT5 being the newer model [letter T compared to letter S in the VSX5] and said that the VSX5 was discontinued [It still appears on the website, though].

So I finally gave my consent to the VT5. []LG Electronics

They dropped it home two hours later.

So, the fridge...

It's strictly above average. No apparent compromises have been made on quality, but the small shelf in the freezer, although it seems to be made of the same stuff as the bigger one, you can flex it by hand. Although considering its size, you won't be keeping heavy things there, but if you do, CRACK.

In the looks department it's beautiful. It's got pink-purple colored stripes on the outside, and inside, the two-tone theme [a lighter shade of the same pink purple, along with white] make for very refreshing interiors, especially if you consider what we had got earlier. There are two microwave safe boxes in the freezer, where you can store frozen stuff, and directly put the box in the microwave and heat it. There's humidity controller at the bottom. It's got a pack of silica gel as well, it seems [to absorb moisture]. There's the deodorizer as well, but according to the demo guy, it works only for 6 months or so, after which it has to be replaced. Although the manual says that keeping it in the sun for sometime will make it suitable to be reused again. Let's see...

Full marks for the demo guy. Although he came at 1 pm the next day [The fridge being delivered at 3.30pm the day before], but he himself moved the old fridge out, and placed the newer one in the kitchen without us asking him to. He tested the old stabilizer, and said we shouldn't be using this one as it was outputting 270V at normal input. He even bought the old fridge for Rs. 900 [For himself, not for the company].

All in all, a satisfactory experience. We are pleased.

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Any advice on room heaters ? Looking at branded stuff below 2000 bucks
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USHA Lexus, still the best & in your budget.
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How much do the oil filled radiators cost these days especially those made by DeLonghi. I need one with minimum 12 fins.
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Old 20th November 2010, 03:47   #1647
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Any advice on room heaters ? Looking at branded stuff below 2000 bucks
In that budget i think you can get Orpat Oil/Radiator Heater.
Bajaj was near 3k, last yr. when i checked.
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....When parents went to shops, for some unknown reason, we all reached an unspoken agreement not to consider 350L fridges. The double door Hitachi didn't appeal to mom [You have to pay big bucks if you want something impressive with the Hitachi tag, and this one was the same price as competition]. So there were the Samsung and LG 320L models left.
We too got a new one this month from LG. The price of a 350L was same as that of the 320L model here in Bangalore (~20k) and we went for the 350L model since we wanted a bigger one.

Somehow, none of them appeared strong & sturdy unlike our old Godrej ColdGold which served us for almost for last 20 years. Off the lot, this was the cheapest and decided to pick this up.

The LG365 version costed us 19970 during the festival sale here in Bangalore. Curious, how much did you pay for the LG 338VT version?
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USHA Lexus, still the best & in your budget.
We've been using an USHA Lexus heater for the past 10-15 years. It's the official heater of our family. Highly reliable. No electronic flaw occured ever. Although a part of the side plastics chipped some time back, but that was most likely cause of my dad using it as a portable body heater after bathing.

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We too got a new one this month from LG. The price of a 350L was same as that of the 320L model here in Bangalore (~20k) and we went for the 350L model since we wanted a bigger one..........

......The LG365 version costed us 19970 during the festival sale here in Bangalore. Curious, how much did you pay for the LG 338VT version?
It was about 22,500...I think. The LG site lists the recommended price as Rs. 24,800.
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My Panasonic microwave is dead :(

We are taking it to a Panasonic-authorised service place in Adyar tomorrow
They diagnosed and phoned us within three hours or so. Pretty good service.

However, it requires a controller board, and the cost inc. labour would be over 4,000. For a seven-year-old unit, I don't think that makes any sense. Obviously a cheap oven can be bought for that, and a not-so-cheap at two to three times the price.

After 40 minutes of power cut I gave up waiting to work on my new PC and strolled to e-zone. In terms of looks, I'd rate Samsung first, LG next, somehow didn't like the feel of the LH, but it is probably the best mid-budget choice. Might go to the Panasonic shop in T Nagar.

I introduced Mrs G to microwave ovens and washing machines; now she is complaining about living without them!

side note: e-zone had the Canon printer I want for under 10,000. Last time I saw it it was 12,000.
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