Difference between revisions of "Power Adapters Use & Lore"

From FreekiWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
 
(5 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
Match volts & amps exactly whenever possible.
+
{{migrated}}
'''Do <u>NOT</u> use a power adapter with less amps than the device requires, you will get a false negative on the device, either because it will not turn on at all, or because it will but work properly.'''
+
[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u1XpbEKPJnWd9CTWZ7FAQUF_a-cYjTFNDq691L2HgZo/edit?usp=sharing Link]
 +
 
 +
First visually examine the power adapter for signs of overuse.
 +
Is the power cord intact? Are there any "melted" or burnt sections?
 +
Do all the prongs on the plug look good?
 +
 
 +
'''Always''', check too see that any attached adapter is a correct match.
 +
 
 +
Match volts & amps (and brand) exactly whenever possible.
 +
Voltage '''must''' match exactly. Higher amperage is '''usually''' permissible, except on "regulated" devices.
 +
'''Do <u>NOT</u> use a power adapter with less amps than the device requires, you will get a false negative on the device, either because it will not turn on at all, or because it will but not work properly.'''
  
  
 
<!-- comment -->
 
<!-- comment -->
  
[[Category:Places]]
 
 
[[Category:Hardware Testing]]
 
[[Category:Hardware Testing]]
 
[[Category:Howto]]
 
[[Category:Howto]]

Latest revision as of 11:52, 1 August 2014

deletion

This page has been migrated to a document on Free Geek's Google Drive.

Information remaining behind may no longer be relevant.

MIGRATOR:

When you have tagged this page as migrated,
please add a link to the new document on Google Drive.

(Link to new page immediately below.)


Link

First visually examine the power adapter for signs of overuse. Is the power cord intact? Are there any "melted" or burnt sections? Do all the prongs on the plug look good?

Always, check too see that any attached adapter is a correct match.

Match volts & amps (and brand) exactly whenever possible. Voltage must match exactly. Higher amperage is usually permissible, except on "regulated" devices. Do NOT use a power adapter with less amps than the device requires, you will get a false negative on the device, either because it will not turn on at all, or because it will but not work properly.