Tag Archives: power supply

Teardown: Generic QC2.0 15W Charger (TCAU15U-050912)

Owing to the growing market-share of Qualcomm devices sporting Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 capabilities, the market for such devices has grown substantially. As part of reviewing some power banks with QC-capabilities, it would not be possible to assess their … Continue reading

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Repair: Cooler Master Xcraft 3.5″ External HDD Enclosure PSU (SKA-0512-20B)

When I get a little time, I like to go through the “donation” pile and do some testing. As it turns out, I was gifted a set of four Cooler Master Xcraft External Hard Drive Enclosures along with matching power … Continue reading

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Repair: Apple Macintosh PowerBook 100 AC Adapter (M5140X)

Since I made my posts about the PowerBook 100 that has “become” mine, I faced a dilemma as to what to do next. Even though I didn’t get too many people chipping in their opinion, it seemed that a full … Continue reading

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Project: Awakening the Apple Macintosh PowerBook 100

In the previous post, I took a look at the nearly pristine condition Apple Macintosh PowerBook 100 and accessories which were donated to me for some edu-tainment. While it was pretty to be able to look at a piece of … Continue reading

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Post-Mortem: Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (A1344)

Unlike most of my other posts which are relatively straightforward, this post has a little story behind it. In March, Matson of Chicago, Illinois, USA contacted me about his “dead” Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter and wondered if I’d be … Continue reading

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Modification: Manson HCS-3102 Power Supply Output On/Off Switch

Three years ago, I purchased a pair of Manson HCS-3102 programmable switch-mode power supplies. These were not particularly expensive supplies, and judging by some of the noises they made and the granularity of the programming and read-back, weren’t particularly high … Continue reading

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RoadTest Review: Keysight Technologies E36103A Power Supply

If you think all I have been doing is blogging about my holiday and LED lighting … the truth is that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes. I was fortunate enough to be selected by element14 for … Continue reading

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Failed: Counterfeit Linksys/Cisco PAP2T Power Adapter (MS-050200)

If I had three words to say, it would probably be just my luck. On 20th February this year, the Linksys PAP2T ATA that provides VoIP phone service to the house went down because of a power supply failure. Knowing … Continue reading

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Teardown: A Failed PAG024F 12V 2A Power Adapter

This week, my internet connected was knocked out for about an hour after achieving a record 60+ days continuous uptime. The cause was quickly traced down to a failed power supply which runs my ADSL2+ modem resulting in a boot-loop. … Continue reading

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Failed: Linksys/Cisco PAP2T Power Adapter (AD 5V/2F PSM11R-050)

Rather interestingly, and rather suddenly, I came home to find one of my PAP2T ATA’s that served the home phone line to be offline. A closer inspection showed no LEDs were lit, and a quick exchange of power adapters proved … Continue reading

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Teardown: Failed Asus eeePC 701 Netbook Power Supply (AD59230)

I’m not sure how many people today will remember the Asus eeePC 701, arguably, one of the earliest netbooks which drove the concept to its eventual boom. The 701 featured a stripped down specification, originally intending to be reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Teardown and Warning: Unbranded USB 500mA Charger

I’m not sure if this is familiar to you – but it certainly is to me. Along the same vein of cheap eBay goods, and chargers, this is another one of those “cheap” Chinese specials. This is a cheap USB … Continue reading

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Review: Manson HCS-3102 1-36v/0-5A Switch-Mode Benchtop Power Supply

One of the most basic pieces of test equipment in the arsenal of an Electrical Engineer is the humble benchtop power supply. While I have gotten away with using old plugpacks, AT/ATX power supplies as surrogates, they have never had … Continue reading

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