AC Power Adapter Specs for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Amazon Alexa Generation 2 Echo smart speaker discussed here, features non retracting AC prongs, a six-foot long permanently attached cord, and is surprisingly light weight for its 21 watt power delivery capacity. It’s typical square yet unimposing width and height allows easy fitting into a standard … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa Smart Speaker



AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Amazon Alexa Generation 1 Echo smart speaker discussed here, features non retracting AC prongs, a six-foot long permanently attached cord, and is surprisingly light weight for its 21 watt power delivery capacity.  It’s typical square yet modest width and height allows easy fitting into a standard … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa Smart Speaker



AC Power Adapter Specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 Smart Speaker

The power adapter shipped with the Amazon Alexa Generation 2 Echo Dot smart speaker is a typical medium-current USB switching power supply, that features a female A style USB connector, as shown in the next picture. The US version of this USB power supply sports a standard 120v two prong, non polarized plug, featuring non … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 Smart Speaker



AC Power Adapter Specs for Microsoft Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Harman / Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker discussed here, features retracting AC prongs, a four-foot long cord, and is pretty light weight for its larger size.  It’s very long, yet its modest width allows  easy fitting into a standard power strip outlet without blocking adjacent receptacles. … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for Microsoft Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker



Google Chromecast Audio Receiver USB Power Adapter Specs

The power adapter shipped with the Google Chromecast Audio receiver is a typical medium-current USB power supply, that features a female A style USB connector, as shown in the next picture. Google Chromecast Audio Receiver USB Power Adapter Specs The US version of this USB power supply sports a standard 120v two prong, non polarized … Continue reading Google Chromecast Audio Receiver USB Power Adapter Specs



Fixing Blowing Fuses Problem, Altec Lansing ATP5 Powered Speakers

Love these Altec Lansing ATP5 amplified speakers. But the other day, 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 ATTEMPTING this Altec Lansing speaker repair. Thus, during disassembly of the subwoofer (big) unit in the … Continue reading Fixing Blowing Fuses Problem, Altec Lansing ATP5 Powered Speakers



Lysol Power Foam Bathroom Cleaner Review

Fast acting.  Low odor.  Economical.  Minimal skin irritation.  Hart to rinse.  These phrases succinctly describe Lysol Power Foam Bathroom Cleaner. Indeed, in spite of its seemingly inert-smelling formula, we noted very rapid cleaning performance. We’ve used this Lysol cleaner for a year or so, and found it to work wonders in our home.  It removes tough soap … Continue reading Lysol Power Foam Bathroom Cleaner Review



Waterpik Power Spray Plus Shower Head NSP-853 Review

We received the Waterpik NSP-853 Power Spray Plus Massaging Showerhead for Christmas, and so far, it’s certainly a far cry above the stationary few-settings fixed mount showerhead we’d been using prior. The Waterpic is medium to light weight, with many different sprayer settings, is virtually self-cleaning, and saves lots of hot water compared to showerheads … Continue reading Waterpik Power Spray Plus Shower Head NSP-853 Review



How To Activate A PC Desktop Computer Power Supply

You can use a desktop personal computer ATX-style PC desktop switching power supply as a fairly well-regulated, well-filtered, and high current source where 12 and 5 volt applications require it. The Problem But the issue is: How do you turn on the power supply?  Unfortunately, you can’t just plug it in to an AC outlet … Continue reading How To Activate A PC Desktop Computer Power Supply



Power Off Computer Pros and Cons

As software engineers, personal PC computer hobbyists, and tablet users, we’ve wondered whether or not to power off computers   when not working with them. There’s no correct answer for all situations.  So each computer’s requirements given the specific environment as well as the type of computer involved, should be examined.  Think about the pros and … Continue reading Power Off Computer Pros and Cons