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My wife has a Department 56 Halloween village, and just picked up a buncha used pieces from an auction. Some of them didn't come with their power adapter, so of course I looked on their site to try to figure out what the output of the power supplies were and learned that they won't tell you because they want you to buy their adaptors.

Anyway, while everyone's getting out their villages for the year, I'm wondering if anyone can help us by noting the details of the OUTPUT listed on the AC Adapter/power supplies for the following houses:

LaGhosti Movie Theater
Dead End Motel
Swinging Ghouls
Scaredy Cat Ferris Wheel

Specifically, we're looking for whether the supply is AC or DC, Voltage (ex. 6V or 12V,) and Current (ex. 400mA or 800mA).

D56 makes sure to tell you to use only their supplies, but they're preying on people who don't know any better... as long as the power supplies match these specs you can use any power supply. I've started keeping a spreadsheet of all the details for our pieces, so we'd be happy to share any details of villages we own.

Thanks!
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Thanks, Godcrusher... I really appreciate the effort!

Unfortunately, those are for the standard D56 3V villages, and the ones I listed are nonstandard, and don't even appear on the D56.com accessories page. I've been all over the web looking for a reference but coming up short.

thanks again
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Hi Neverhart ,

Did an Ebay search and found this info . Hope it helps , post some pics when you get the items working .

LaGhosti Movie Theater - Adapter Model #OH-35089DT Output 4.5vDC 600mA
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dept-56-SV-Halloween-LaGHOSTI-MOVIE-THEATER-7pc-Village-Set-55374-NIB-w-Sound-/221416181268

Dead End Motel - Adapter Model #OH-35013DT Output 3vDC 100mA
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Dept-56-SV-Halloween-DEAD-END-MOTEL-55377-NIB-Retired-2007-SPQQKY-Snow-Village-/322215023564?hash=item4b058313cc:g:S3AAAOSwpzdWtBAa

Swinging Ghouls - Adapter Model #U030015D12 Output 3vDC 150mA
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dept-56-Halloween-Village-SWINGING-GHOULIES-53133-NRFB-Animated-Ride-New-2003-/322235863387?hash=item4b06c1115b:g:rwsAAOSw8-tWVXh0

Scaredy Cat Ferris Wheel - Adapter Model #OH-41054AT Output 12vAC 650mA
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dept-56-Halloween-SCAREDY-CAT-FERRIS-WHEEL-53208-NIB-Animated-Musical-Lighted-/221496446623

The Ferris Wheel says AC output , everything else is DC .

Have a great Halloween ,

Tom
 

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Thanks theundeadofnight!!! I've scoured eBay looking for that info, so clearly your Google-Fu is to be feared. Got adaptors on the way, and have hacked some others to work.

Thanks again, I will post pics when the village is in acceptable state.
 

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My wife has a Department 56 Halloween village, and just picked up a buncha used pieces from an auction. Some of them didn't come with their power adapter, so of course I looked on their site to try to figure out what the output of the power supplies were and learned that they won't tell you because they want you to buy their adaptors.

Anyway, while everyone's getting out their villages for the year, I'm wondering if anyone can help us by noting the details of the OUTPUT listed on the AC Adapter/power supplies for the following houses:

LaGhosti Movie Theater
Dead End Motel
Swinging Ghouls
Scaredy Cat Ferris Wheel

Specifically, we're looking for whether the supply is AC or DC, Voltage (ex. 6V or 12V,) and Current (ex. 400mA or 800mA).

D56 makes sure to tell you to use only their supplies, but they're preying on people who don't know any better... as long as the power supplies match these specs you can use any power supply. I've started keeping a spreadsheet of all the details for our pieces, so we'd be happy to share any details of villages we own.

Thanks!
neverhart
Did you ever get Scaredy Cat Ferris wheel to work? What adapter did you need?
I had one given to me but the wires have been cut that would of went to the wall plug. If possible I’d love to get this working. But don’t know what exactly I need.
 

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Yes! It’s a weird one so I got it online... I think at jameco.com. Search for AC-AC power supply 12V. The original is 650mA, I believe the closest I could find was 1A.
 
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