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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Decent power adapter – Mini USB Power Adapter/Charger (100~240V/UK Plug) Reviews

posted by chuank on 12/09/2012 Certified Owner

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.
Other:
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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