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Topic # 207265 16-Dec-2016 11:40
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Apologies for the dumb question, but electronics is not my forte.

If I have a device that states it requires a 5W/1A USB power adapter, would a 5W/1.3A power adapter work OK with it? Or is the extra 0.3 amps a point of concern?

For what it's worth, the device is a Nintendo Classic Mini console, and the power adapter is from a Nokia Lumia 630.


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  Reply # 1690961 16-Dec-2016 11:45
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As long as the voltage is correct the device will only draw what power it needs, having a higher Amps rating will not hurt it....

 

 




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  Reply # 1690988 16-Dec-2016 11:48
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wellygary:

 

As long as the voltage is correct the device will only draw what power it needs, having a higher Amps rating will not hurt it....

 

 

 

Thanks.

 


This console is a Christmas gift, and I'm trying to ensure I've got everything needed so it can be enjoyed on the day. Nintendo don't provide a power adapter with it, I assume to keep costs down. I'm just thankful I was able to get one. They're rarer than hens teeth. But there was a brief window on Wednesday when Mighty Ape had them back in stock :-)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1690992 16-Dec-2016 11:54
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dclegg: Nintendo don't provide a power adapter with it, I assume to keep costs down.

 

Probably also to do with the fact that everyone wil have a boat load of USB wall warts already, ( as you demonstrated)

 

Its a bit like the whole Composite AV leads that you got when ever you bought any TV/Video/bluray player,

 

- you ended up with so many damn useless cables that you were convinced they were breeding in the bottom draw... 




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  Reply # 1690994 16-Dec-2016 11:55
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wellygary:

 

Probably also to do with the fact that everyone wil have a boat load of USB wall warts already, ( as you demonstrated)

 

Its a bit like the whole Composite AV leads that you got when ever you bought any TV/Video/bluray player,

 

- you ended up with so many damn useless cables that you were convinced they were breeding in the bottom draw... 

 

 

Possibly. But at least it includes a HDMI cable. Although I suspect i'll have to replace it with a longer one, due to the woefully short controller cord length. What on Earth were they thinking of there?


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  Reply # 1691037 16-Dec-2016 12:31
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Im more annoyed about the complete lack of additional controllers for it anywhere.





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