[SATLUG] OT: Replacing a power adapter
w5omr at att.net
Fri Feb 18 21:25:50 CST 2011
On 02/18/2011 09:20 PM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> A few days ago when they had those rolling black-outs, the power
> adapter for my scanner apparently died. I don't know if that was the
> cause or if it was coincidence, but it was dead nonetheless.
> I found what appears to be a replacement at Goodwill, but it's not
> quite an exact match. The old one was 12VDC/1.25A output, and the
> replacement is 13VDC/1.3A.
> I'm thinking that's probably not enough of a difference to matter, but
> I wanted to get your (collective) opinion or if any of you have had
> any similar experiences.
I don't feel that 1v is enough difference to matter. It seems it's got
enough current handling capability.
What I -would- watch for, is that the center-pin of the female plug
(coming from the power supply) is the proper polarity.
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