New Classic Finds and etc. (Long)

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 13:45:11 2004

On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 21:15, Lyos Norezel wrote:
> Doc... this is a BAD idea... I've fried numerous devices by using the
> wrong power rating... even if it was only 1mA off. The voltage almost
> never matters... as long as the power is correct. Hope this gets to u
> before you fry your machine.
> Lyos Gemini Norezel

No offense meant, but you have it entirely backwards.

Assuming that there isn't an explicit problem (eg. the
object-to-be-powered has a short or will otherwise consume excess power)
the VOLTAGE is all that matters, assuming that the amperage-capacity of
the power supply is accurate.

You can run the tiniest 12V-nominal appliance from the hugest car

What Doc did is perfectly reasonable. And even if the JetDirect develops
a dead short inside, the new power cube is only 20% more capacity,
hardly increasing the fire hazard (more than appliances already are :-)


> Doc Shipley <> wrote:
> Funny coincidence, there. I just hacked a Sprint CAD-1000 AC adapter
> onto a JetDirect Ex+ last night. The receptacle of the JD is odd, so I
> had to pull the board and solder the adapter direct. Other than that,
> it's the right voltage, and a little over-amped (1A vs the JD's rated
> 800mA).
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