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From: T ed Ozolins <ted1@×××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] switching adapter - power supply
Date: 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. -- Ted Ozolins Cranbrook, BC