[SATLUG] OT: Replacing a power adapter

Geoff Edmonson 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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