[TriLUG] OT: clean power

Jim Ray jim at neuse.net
Fri Jun 13 17:00:38 EDT 2008

Unless you're dealing with analog electronics, you don't have to worry
so much about clean power as you do Amps and Volts. Once the power hits
the voltage rectifier and capacitors, a little ripple won't switch a
transistor on you.

I can't attest for quality yet know Radio Shaft generally has universal
power supply thingies with lots of tips.

Now, if *surge* comes into play, you might want to look at a surge
protector or UPS. Mother nature has chunked a lightning bolt at some of
my electronics on occasion and fried things even with protection.

Mother nature doesn't play by the rules and will hop a trace on a
printed circuit board in a bloody minute.

Jim Ray, President
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-----Original Message-----
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Greg Brown
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 2:08 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: [TriLUG] OT: clean power

I'm starting to wonder the "wall wart" style el-cheapo power adapter
that shipped with my Netflix Roku player was the cause of said unit's
The topic of clean power via wall warts has come up in the past but I
can't locate the brand of adapter that was recommended by TriLUGers,
hobbiests and EE's alike.  Can anyone enlighten me what the brand name
of the high-quality adapters were and were I could purchase one?


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