[MLB-WIRELESS] dead wall warts
jhecker at wireless.org.au
Tue Oct 4 16:59:58 EST 2005
A lot of wall warts are designed for Europe which has power surge
protection built into the power network. Australia doesn't have such
protection and even though the wall warts might pass safety testing here
they have a higher mortality rate in Australia because of the rouger
power we get here.
Your mains is faulty. Whether it's in the house or out on the mains
network is for your local supplier to work out.
David Ashburner wrote:
> Kind of strange, I have had 5 wall warts die on me in the last few
> months. I know they are probably
> not the highest quality parts but still...
> 2 x 12 v @ 0.5 amp (Minitar)
> 3 x 12 v @ 1.0 amp (Linksys & Proxim)
> when I crack on open and apply 240 to the primary side there is no AC on
> the secondary winding so it looks like it if failing in the transformer,
> I'm assuming some sort of current surge is blowing the fine wire on the
> I have noticed that the AC power is pretty rough, my UPS is constantly
> trimming the input voltage and you hear it switching in and out once
> every 10 minutes.
> anyone else have this happen?
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