I start to hate electronics equipments. I tell you why.
Over the years I have accumulated all the little things like electronic piano, portable heater, router, speakers, portable massage, and so on. They all came with wall wart chargers.
Now I have to clean up a box full of wires and wall wart chargers! Fuck me. I don't know where these come from. I need to throw them out but I am scared to throw out the wrong one then by the time I need the portable heater I will not have the wire and wall wart for it.
If you want to buy replacement wire/wall wart, you have to find the output DC and Voltage. What's a pain.
Why don't they have a goddam universal wall transformer for everything? I know it is too hard.
July 15th, 2017 12:51pm
I know I should look at the spec on the device and matching up with the spec on the wall wart. However, sometimes I just got a wall wart and no matching device.
July 15th, 2017 12:52pm
Never mind about my shitting run-on sentences...
July 15th, 2017 12:53pm
You really have to watch doing that. I have a kitty litter bucket container full of these things in the basement, organized by voltages. The issue is that the capacity (amps or milliamps) can range widely on transformers with the same voltage.
*Usually* the plug ends are standardized with the center post being positive but there are a few exceptions I've seen.
Radio Shack and other electronics stores used to sell universal transformers and I own one. It's a piece of junk that started to fall apart as soon as I started using it. There is a switch for voltage, another switch for output polarity, and the end of the cord has four connectors in one in a cross pattern.
July 15th, 2017 1:01pm
> Why don't they have a goddam universal wall transformer for everything? I know it is too hard.
More and more and more shit is USB. So that's the new universal.
Electronics companies love it because many of them don't bother providing the wall wart anymore -- they just give you a USB cable and power is now your problem.
But even without getting bundled chargers, I still consider it an advantage.
July 15th, 2017 1:02pm
ummm, you are not gonna plug that piano keyboard or router or that neck massage with USB cable. These need more current and voltage.
Even a small set of PC speakers need its own wall wart.
July 15th, 2017 1:05pm
"I don't know where these come from. I need to throw them out but I am scared to throw out the wrong one"
I use a dremel tool to etch the name of the thing the wall wart goes with on the wall wart.
July 15th, 2017 2:27pm
I use a silver marker. Mark that puppy with the name of the hardware it goes with, when it comes out of the box.
It's the only way to be sure.
> These need more current and voltage.
Well ultimately USB-C/3/whatever will solve that.
July 15th, 2017 8:55pm
My USB-E supply, the only port available on my new iMiniMac, is able to power my arc-welder which requires 4000W.
It does requires a 240V 3 prong outlet though, and cables can't be more than 2 ft long.
July 15th, 2017 9:28pm
Ah, it's those 2-foot cables.
THAT'S why that 14-year old died. The USB cable was too short, and pulled the extension cord into the bath.