ATX Power Supply Short Pins to Turn On Instructions

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 ATX Power Supply Short Pins to Turn On Instructions





Power Off Computer Pros and Cons

As personal PC computer hobbyists, and tablet users, we ponder whether to turn off computers when not in use.  Indeed, we find many advantages as well as disadvantages to shutting down during off-hours.  So in this piece we summarize the power off computer pros and cons. We hope thus, that this information helps you will … Continue reading Power Off Computer Pros and Cons





Echo Dot 3 Power Adapter Specs, AC Power Adapter Info

Here we cover the Echo Dot 3 Adapter specs for the AC power adapter.  This is the wall plug that comes with the Amazon Echo Dot generation 3 smart speaker.  First,, the US version of this adapter has non folding AC prongs.  It also has a six-foot long affixed cord. Further, it’s light weight for … Continue reading Echo Dot 3 Power Adapter Specs, AC Power Adapter Info





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





Amazon Echo Spot Power Supply Specs, AC Adapter

Here we cover the Amazon Echo Spot power supply specs for the AC adapter cable wall plug included with this smart speaker. First, the US version of this cable has non folding AC prongs. It also has a six-foot long non detachable DC cord. Further, it’s light weight for its 15 watt power output. This plug … Continue reading Amazon Echo Spot Power Supply Specs, AC Adapter





AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa

Here, we give the AC adapter specs for Amazon Echo generation 1 Alexa speaker.  Now the US version of this power adapter has non folding AC prongs.  It has a six-foot long attached cord, and is quite light for its 21 watt power output.  It’s square yet modest width and height allows easy fitting into … Continue reading AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa





12 Volt Power Supply Adapter Failure on External Hard Drive

This is about switching power supplies and adapters of sizes from the very large to the quite small.  These convert mains and car electricity into the correct voltage and current you need to run today’s high tech devices. These adapters power cell phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.  Indeed, they power just about any IT … Continue reading 12 Volt Power Supply Adapter Failure on External Hard Drive





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





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





Chromecast Audio Power Supply Specs

The power supply shipped with the Google Chromecast Audio receiver is a typical medium-current USB AC adapter. It’s got a female A style USB port, as shown 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.  It features … Continue reading Chromecast Audio Power Supply Specs