Difference between revisions of "Power Adapters Use & Lore"

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Match volts & amps exactly whenever possible.
 
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'''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.'''
to hold the more detailed info about power adapters.
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might not stay part of Adv Test pages, since other areas use also.
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for now, here's some of what we had on Ext HD Enclosure testing =
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"Using a power adapter with the same volts but higher amps is a bad idea because this may send too many volts into the enclosure, depending both on if the enclosure requires a "regulated" power adapter, and whether or not the power adapter is "regulated". "
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Revision as of 14:47, 16 October 2013

Match volts & amps exactly whenever possible. 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 work properly.