If a camera needs 7.9v, can I use a 7.5v adapter or a 9v adapter?

I have a video camera.
I can't find the power lead.
A replacement can not be purchased anywhere now.
I am trying to get a universal adapter to power the camera.
The camera says it needs a 7.9v DC power supply.
Would I get away with a 7.5 or higher than 7.9v supply?
The reason I ask is that I can't find ANY universal power supplies
that output at 7.9v.
Any advice on this is highly appreciated!.
Kind Regards,
David
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postitnote
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7.5V would be a safer bet than 9V. Given you don't know if this was a regulated or unregulated supply, make sure that you get a regulated 7.5V supply, or it will probably be over 10V off-load, which might damage the camera.
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Andrew Gabriel
D1 D2 ----- +12 --->|--->|---+---in|LM317|out---+------+-----> + 7.9 | ----- | | + [.1uf] Adj [240R] [10uF] | | | | | +---------+ | | | | | [1276.8R] | | | | Gnd -------------+--------+----------------+-----> Gnd
The above circuit will provide ~7.9 volts at up to 1.5 amps if you put the LM317 on a good heatsink, but I would recommend adding a pass transistor if the camera needa more than 1 amp. You can use a 1200 ohm and a 75 ohm in series for the 1276.8R resistance, and the output voltage will be 7.89, which will be fine.
Ed
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ehsjr

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