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  • Decent power adapter

    posted by chuank on 12/09/2012
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    I suppose it works as advertised. I measured an output voltage of about 5.2V using my multimeter.

    Looks and feels like the original Apple charger, compact.

    Cons:

    The USB socket was a bit tight, and my USB cables had to be pushed in with just that extra bit of effort. Despite this, it didn't damage my cable, was just a bit more snug than usual.

    Also, it could just be the unit I received, but for some reason, my device, an Arduino, connected to it, zapped me the moment I touched the ground shielding on the board. So the adapter isn't 100% well-grounded, so be careful if you intend to power DIY electronics with this.

    OtherThoughts:

    Have yet to fully test out its 1000mA rating, for now, it is powering my DIY Arduino project connected to 8 7-segment displays with no issue.

    Bottomline:

    Cheap, lightweight, USB power adapter. Watch out for grounding issues!

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