How to Pair iPhone with JBL Speaker

This post shows how to pair an iPhone to a common JBL speaker. How to Pair iPhone to JBL Speaker We do this scenario with a JBL Flip 4 speaker. Moreover, we  use an iPad Air tablet for this demo, since we’re still learning how to take screenshots from an iPhone but haven’t mastered that … Continue reading How to Pair iPhone with JBL Speaker



Chromecast Audio Power Supply Specs

The power supply shipped with the Google Chromecast Audio receiver is a typical medium-current USB AC adapter. So it has a female A style USB port, as we see in the next picture. Chromecast Audio Power Supply Specs The US version of Chromecast Audio AC adapter sports a standard 120v two prong, non polarized plug.  … Continue reading Chromecast Audio Power Supply Specs



JBL Charge 4 Charger Adapter Specs

The JBL Charge 4 BT speaker does not come with an AC charger adapter.  But you can recharge the speaker with just about any standard full-power USB 2 charger.  Plus, we found that the adapter that came with our Charge 3, also works well on the JBL Charge 4.  Thus that’s the adapter that we’ll … Continue reading JBL Charge 4 Charger Adapter Specs



Radio Shack 15 312 Composite AB Switch Box Review

We bought the   Radio Shack Composite AB Selector Switch 15-312 (15312)   for the television.  This allows switching between a Comcast cable box and DVD player, as viewing video and audio sources on a single television. So we installed and looked at this two-input A/V switch a lot.  We found that after more than seven years, the … Continue reading Radio Shack 15 312 Composite AB Switch Box Review



How to Turn On ATX Power Supply

Use a desktop personal computer ATX-style PC desktop switching power supply anywhere you need 12 or 5 volts DC.  These power supply units (PSU) offer fairly well-regulated, well-filtered, and high current sources.  ATX PSUs make a decent bench supply.  So here, we offer ATX power supply short pins to turn on instructions.  These show which … Continue reading How to Turn On ATX Power Supply



Fixing Blowing Fuse in ATP5 Altec Lansing Speakers

Love these Altec Lansing ATP5 amplified speakers. But after a decade, they started blowing their internal 1.6A slow-blow fuse when plugged into mains power. And, given how sweet these units sound, we couldn’t bear throwing them out without at least taking a stab at fixing this blowing fuse problem in this ATP5 Altec Lansing speaker … Continue reading Fixing Blowing Fuse in ATP5 Altec Lansing Speakers



Tivo Roamio T6 DVR Review, Atlantic Broadband

We subscribed to Atlantic Broadband’s Tivo Roamio T6 DVR service in June of 2014, for the expanded recording time and slave TV features, as well as the smart program guide searching.  This is a great DVR and service too. This DVR is state-of-the-art in terms of time-shift TV watching.  This allows recording of up to … Continue reading Tivo Roamio T6 DVR Review, Atlantic Broadband



Samsung J7 Add Memory Instructions

You can add up to 128 GB more memory to your Samsung J7 smart phone. The added space allows you to store lots of music, movies, video, or documents on this phone.  So here, we show how to add more memory.  Putting in a memory card on this phone is easy. Just don’t use too … Continue reading Samsung J7 Add Memory Instructions



APC Smart UPS Battery Replacement SU1400NET

This week’s tinker project: An APC SU1400NET Smart UPS battery backup system. Rescued two of these from a junk pile bound wagon last week in Pittsburgh.  Both showed their APC replace battery light still on, even after left to run for several hours. We inferred thus, that the batteries had indeed died. So, we set … Continue reading APC Smart UPS Battery Replacement SU1400NET