Although video streaming devices are prevalent, people still have many old DVDs in their closets. You can watch these DVDs on a portable DVD player with a built-in screen that needs a battery to power.
Previously, DVD players were designed to be used on a plane surface, but now you can hand one on the back of the car’s headrest with a 2500mAh rechargeable battery lasting 4-5 hours.
If you are traveling in a car, you can also use a portable DVD player charger or AC adapter for charging.
Caption: Portable DVD player
How to charge a portable DVD player with a charger?
If you use your DVD player for the first time, you must charge the built-in battery before use.
After the first charge, your player can run continuously for 2.5 hours.
You may notice a low battery icon during playback, meaning the player needs recharging.
Further, a power indicator light turns red when the player is charging and yellow when fully charged.
Generally speaking, a portable DVD player has a wall and a car charger that can charge the player for about six hours.
Here are steps to charge the DVD player with a charger:
Firstly, plug the power adaptor into the outlet on the DVD player, which you can find on either the DVD player’s right or left side.
Now, plug the other end of the power adapter into the power source, which can be a car cigarette lighter or a general electrical socket, depending on your power adapter.
When connecting to AC power:
- Connect the AC power adapter’s end to the AC wall outlet and another end to the DC IN jack of your DVD player.
- Turn off your player, and you will see a red light ON when charging starts.
When connecting to a 12 V car power outlet:
- Insert one end of the car power adapter into the 12 V vehicle outlet or cigarette lighter socket and the other end into the DC IN jack of the player.
- Turn off the player while charging, and take note of the red light. It should turn on when you plug in the charger.
Give time to the power adapter to charge your DVD player. It can take around 6 hours to charge a DVD player completely; however, the time depends on the battery size.
When the charging completes, the red light turns off, and a solid green light may turn on.
Remove the portable DVD player from the power adapter when the battery is fully charged.
How to charge a portable DVD player without a charger?
There are three different ways to charge a DVD player without a charger. Now, let’s discuss all these methods in detail:
Charging your portable DVD player through a USB
A USB-C port can charge almost any gadget; if your DVD player has an inbuilt one, you can charge it with a USB-C cable.
USB ports are of different types, and the very first one was the USB-A port which helps connect the open drive to the DVD player but cannot charge the player.
A USB-C port offers high-quality connectivity, as you can use it for high-speed data transfer and power delivery.
You can charge a portable DVD player through a USB-C cable through these steps:
First, take a USB-C charging cable with a plug adapter (a box-shaped plug).
Plug the USB-C cable’s type A end into the plug adapter, which is then connected to a power outlet (wall socket, power bank, laptop and so on) and the other end into the USB-C port of the portable DVD player.
Once connected, your device is ready to charge.
Charging your portable DVD player with a converter:
When your DVD player has no USB port, you can use this second method, i.e., charging with a converter.
You will need a power bank or a laptop and a USB type C cable along with the converter.
Now, follow these steps when the power source is a power bank:
Take the power bank and check whether it has enough capacity for charging.
Match the DVD power plug port with the power adapter/DC plug-USB-C plug converter.
Connect the power adapter converter and power bank with a USB type C cable with the type A end into the power bank and the Type C end to the converter.
Once connected, the charging indicator turns red in the DVD player.
Follow the method if your power source is a laptop.
Charge with a car cigarette lighter because you can charge any gadget with the car’s power.
To use a car cigarette lighter, you need the following items:
- USB-C cable
- USB type A-USB type-C converter
- DC-USB A Inverter
Once you have all these items, follow these steps:
First, connect the converter to the cigarette lighter, which can be either the lighter USB or a normal power cord.
Turn the car on when charging the DVD to supply the required power.
Now, plug one end of the USB cable into the universal plug converter and the other into the inverter, which is then connected to the DVD player’s charging port.
Once connected, the charging indicator light turns on and tells you your device is being charged.
3 top power chargers for portable DVD players:
Look for top-quality portable DVD player chargers. You can enjoy your viewing with the following 3.
SINYOFOX Car cigarette charger
- It has a 4mm positive barrel connector compatible with most car video players and DVD players (android headrest).
- Made of high-quality material.
- Have safety features like protection against short circuits, incorrect voltage, and internal overheating.
- The cord length is around 100 cm, and an LED indicator indicates the charging status.
- It can power one or two 12 volts devices through a car lighter socket.
AEISVIK DC car charger cable
- It is a 5.5*2.1*1.0 mm DC connector with a 15 amp current capacity, 12-24 volts, cable gauge spt 2 16 AWG, and fuse.
- The cord length is about 10 feet.
- The charger cable is compatible with portable car DVD/CD players, portable cassette recorders, radar detectors, backup cameras, LED light strips, and radio breast pumps.
UPRIGHT new 12 volts car DC adapter
- It is a power supply cord cable for portable DVD players (TECHNIKA PDVDTWINAQ10 TWIN 7”)
So, now you are familiar with different portable DVD player chargers and know other ways to charge the device without chargers with the help of different cables and devices.
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