Google Home Mini Power Adapter Specs

The AC adapter shipped with the Google Home Mini smart speaker is a typical medium-current USB supply.  So we cover the Google Home Mini power adapter specs and details for this wall supply.  But if you’re not able to find an original replacement adapter, any high power USB supply with a micro USB jack works … Continue reading Google Home Mini Power Adapter Specs





Echo Dot 2 Power Adapter Specs, Alexa 2nd Gen Dot

We cover the AC power adapter specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 smart speaker here.  It is an often seen medium-current USB switching power supply.  The detachable cord has a female A style USB connector with the usual USB wattage. See it in the next picture. The US version of this USB power supply … Continue reading Echo Dot 2 Power Adapter Specs, Alexa 2nd Gen Dot





Anker USB Charger, Dual Port Wall Adapter Review

The dual port, 24W USB Anker USB charger adapter is among the cheapest USB wall adapters we’ve seen. Yet it offers compatibility with USB 3.0 devices and maximum charging speeds, thoroughly isolated ports, foldable 120 volt plug prongs, and reliable operation. At under $11 per unit, this AC USB adapter can charge even the highest demand tablet … Continue reading Anker USB Charger, Dual Port Wall Adapter Review





AC Power Adapter for Google Home Mini

An adequate AC power adapter for Google Home Mini is a USB power supply that outputs a nominal 1.8 amps at 5 volts (8 watts or more).  Should the adapter that comes with the Mini break down, then you’ll certainly need another.  So this post makes several  Google Home Mini replacement power adapter suggestions.  These … Continue reading AC Power Adapter for Google Home Mini





Unlocking Honeywell Thermostat Instructions

Many Honeywell smart home thermostats, have a lock screen mode. This  keeps anyone from messing with t-stat settings without first putting in a password.  You set this pass code when locking your t-stat.  Then, to unlock it, the t-stat asks you to enter this secret code to again have full control over settings such as … Continue reading Unlocking Honeywell Thermostat Instructions





Locking Honeywell Thermostat Instructions

Some smart models of the Honeywell thermostats like the RTH9580WF discussed here, have a locking mode.  This keeps curious fingers from adjusting t-stat settings without first punching in a password.  You create this secret code when  locking your thermostat.  Then, the t-stat asks you to enter this code to again open up access to settings … Continue reading Locking Honeywell Thermostat Instructions





Philips SRU4208WM/17 Universal Remote Review

We’ve used the Philips SRU4208WM/17 Universal Remote with the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 DVR from the Atlantic Broadband cable company for nearly two years. This universal control works as expected, serves adequately as a replacement for the CLIKR-5 remote that the cable company gave us originally, and is affordable. Benefits, Pros, Features, and Advantages of … Continue reading Philips SRU4208WM/17 Universal Remote Review





Electric Cable Ceiling Heat Pros and Cons

Many houses built during the 1960s and 1970s, in areas not served by natural gas suppliers, incorporated electric cable ceiling heat as the primary means of keeping the interiors warm during the cold months of the year.  The house builders, before installing the plaster or drywall to form the ceilings, would install electric resistance heating … Continue reading Electric Cable Ceiling Heat Pros and Cons





How to Lock Unlock Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF

Some models of the Honeywell smart thermostats including the RTH9580WF discussed in this post, feature a screen lock mode, that prevents anyone from changing thermostat settings without first entering a pass code.  You create this pass code iwhen you request to lock your thermostat.  Subsequently, the t-stat asks you to enter this password to regain … Continue reading How to Lock Unlock Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF





Repair Electric Kettle Lid, Hamilton Beach 40891

We love our Hamilton Beach 40891 cordless kettle.  But by necessity, we learned a bit about kettle repair, when the lid for that kettle came apart after several years of use.  We fixed it, and so here, we share how to repair electric kettle lid on our 40891 Hamilton Beach teapot. So, we determined how … Continue reading Repair Electric Kettle Lid, Hamilton Beach 40891