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    I had unhooked a bunch of my gear and was moving it, and somewhere I misplaced the power brick for my external SATA enclosure. Kind of a pisser because I need my files back up :) Is there such a thing as a universal power brick? I know the voltage, etc; on the old one. It's some OEM job though, so I can't just get a replacement from the manufacturer :crying:

  • #2
    Try Radio Shack - they have some stuff that might work...

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    • #3
      Usually you just need to match the voltage and make sure the output of the ps is >= the output of the old one.

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      • #4
        So the power brick I need has to output 8.3 amps :doh! 1: I checked every brick in my house... even my laptop one (which feeds a very power hungry Dell) maxes out at 3.1. The Radio Shack guy just laughed at me. Grrrr.

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        • #5
          8.3 amps??? Wow is that case a converted space heater? :D I just checked a couple here and they need 5vdc and 12vdc but even if you add them up they are only 25watts ([email protected] + [email protected] = 25watts) on the output. The input side coming out of the wall is rated at 0.6 amp which is around 65watts.

          So huh where did that 8.3 amps come from? What voltage? Output or input side?

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          • #6
            I'm basing that off what it says the specs of the power supply are on the side of the box. I can't believe I lost the darn thing :(

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            • #7
              I don't think those little power bricks can do 8 amps. Must be some misprint. It's probably 12v and 1amp.

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              • #8
                Nope ;) I got a replacement today in the mail. The thing is a serious BRICK. The power brick itself has a fan built in! I've never seen anything like it. I hate to think what it's going to do to my power bill... I need to pull out the killowat.

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                • #9
                  Yeah, I can see it needing a fan if it is pulling that much current.

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                  • #10
                    And of course... I just found the original.

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                    • #11
                      Of course. :D

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