[TriLUG] Linksys long in the tooth?
randy at electronsweatshop.com
Tue Jan 15 12:32:51 EST 2008
jbrigman at nc.rr.com wrote:
> Lesson to the rest of us - try to avoid equipment that uses 5v rather than 12v, it appears the lower voltage, higher current contributes to early failure - I've got at least four instances of this just in my own experience.
I don't think this is really true. You assume here that two devices use
equal amount of power. A 12 V device could very well use the same
current as a 5 V device and more than double the power consumption.
Power consumption is what causes heat, which is one thing that can lead
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