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When I'm playing around with the programming on my AxonII, my batteries are forever going flat, so I was wondering if it is safe to use a 6V regulated A/C adaptor to power it during those times?
You said it was a switching wall-wart, so it should be quite accurate.
Quote from: macdad- on October 23, 2010, 08:50:45 PMYou said it was a switching wall-wart, so it should be quite accurate.I wouldn't go that far. The fact that it's switching shows how the voltage is converted but not whether it's regulated.When it comes down to it the only way to tell is to either thoroughly test it or open it up and do some research.
The model number is P007MB.
Just for the sake of safe conduct (towards your controller board), it wouldn't hurt to actually measure the output anyway - I have a sneaky suspicion that it's a Chinese made PSU and well... Better safe than sorry.
That may not be the adapter's fault.Unregulated adaptors (most of them are) are designed to produce something close to the rated output voltage under full load.Under minimum load, it's usually quite a few volts higher.
Agreed. I bought one off the streets in Thailand and the output was many volts higher than the actual setting - enough that it fried a circuit of mine. Lesson learned
Yeap I know how switchers work.My post was in response toQuoteAgreed. I bought one off the streets in Thailand and the output was many volts higher than the actual setting - enough that it fried a circuit of mine. Lesson learnedHe didn't say it's a switcher, and by the sound of it, it probably isn't (I doubt anyone can make a switcher that bad - most of the circuitry is just in the controller IC).