Re: [gentoo-user] switching adapter - power supply
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:14:46
On 17-03-20 11:36 AM, thelma@×××××××××××.com wrote:
> I have a small box "VIA Eden Processor 1200MHz" it runs my asterisk and
> hylafax but it is powered by those external 12V adapters (12V 5A).
> They don't usually last long, max 2-years or less. I have a spare unit:
> Switching Adapter Power Supply.
> The box is in remote location so if it goes down due to PS I have to
> there and restart it, it shut down twice on me this morning; I think
> this adapter is going slowly.
> If find/connect 12V adapter with higher Amps 10A or 15A will it help
> extend the live of the these external power supplies?
> Or take one of the old PS from an old case and solder the tip to 12V
> line is better solution?
The higher current rating unit should run cooler thus live longer. If
the psu from the old case has a well filtered output should do quite
well. Since most desk-top psu are fan cooled could be an added bonus.