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  # 1744742 20-Mar-2017 19:27
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That sounds dodgy from your ISP, Chorus sent out a mailer to RSPs saying they'll courier these out...


"From 7 March 2017, if your customer’s missing a power cable, we can courier one at no extra cost. They no longer need to wait for a site visit by a technician."


This includes identifying before the order or once the order has complete, your RSP just needs to submit a fault indicating a power lead is needed."

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  # 1744765 20-Mar-2017 20:20
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Also I agree with having the Molex plugs on the ONTs. As I know someone who destroyed their modem by plugging the power supply from their inkjet printer into it. The printer PSU outputted 35V and the modem needed 12V. Goodbye modem.



Very much agree.




I too made this mistake, was setting up for a lan, had two switches i was plugging in my trusty tplink and my cheap chinese one i wanted to have a serious load test..




Not really thinking, plugged the tplink into the chinese switch. no smoke, but dead on the spot!




Was originally going to turn it into a USB switch for the hard to reach occasions (5v 0.5a psu for it)


to be fair, not a costly mistake at all.. was like 5$! but now i have to wait for another to arrive!






an ONT, by far i wouldn't wanna risk that!

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  # 1744772 20-Mar-2017 20:32
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I did that with a dialup modem power brick and a really expensive print server back in the day. 16v AC from the dialup modems brick made quick work of the magic smoke containment in the print server.


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  # 1744774 20-Mar-2017 20:34
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Can anyone confirm whether the Alcatel has any built-in reverse polarity and/or over-current protection?

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