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  Reply # 1191721 8-Dec-2014 17:47
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lucky015:
1101: IBM/Lenovo used to send out replacement power supples with the voltage set to 110V (US)
I even saw one of there techs get caught out by that : POP
Its something I had to learn the hard way :-(



Ive done that, It does make a lovely pop. Almost as good as the time I accidentally plugged a molex connector in upside down to a running 386, That one ended in smoke.


Molex only goes in one way?

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  Reply # 1191752 8-Dec-2014 19:11
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The molex plug is a pretty bad design in that you can get the pins to touch the wrong way around, and there is no easy way to feel the correct way up. Its a crap plug which is why I try to buy PCI cards etc that use the sata plugs instead.




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  Reply # 1191804 8-Dec-2014 20:55
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richms: The molex plug is a pretty bad design in that you can get the pins to touch the wrong way around, and there is no easy way to feel the correct way up. Its a crap plug which is why I try to buy PCI cards etc that use the sata plugs instead.


MMmmm. The smell of burnt circuitry. Takes ages to go away.....

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  Reply # 1192001 9-Dec-2014 10:38
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Happens to everyone sooner or later.
I fried a Yealink T42G with the power adapter from a Cisco 7940. The one time I didn't check the voltage it happened.

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  Reply # 1192007 9-Dec-2014 10:50
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In many cases it's not a great idea using adaptors from other equipment even where the printed output specs are the same - last week I resolved an issue with a flaky tplink router simply by using the supplied adaptor. ; ).

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  Reply # 1192011 9-Dec-2014 10:56
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gzt: In many cases it's not a great idea using adaptors from other equipment even where the printed output specs are the same - last week I resolved an issue with a flaky tplink router simply by using the supplied adaptor. ; ).


A different adaptor with the same voltage worked for a while on my WD elements external drive until it died. Had to take the drive out and buy a new sata/usb board for it. When I tested the adaptor I was using with a multimeter it was giving a higher voltage than it was meant to

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