12V power supply WRT54gs ?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by pickie, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. pickie

    pickie Network Guru Member

    hi all got my router up and running but the 12V power supply is sooo hot you can hardly touch it ??? as far as i know the power hasnt been turned up is this normal, or is my supply broke ? the router itself is just warm to the touch so that looks ok

  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Call Linksys and report it. They may want to RMA the supply, just in case. If it's that hot, I'd say you have a problem.

    Mine is running off a UPS, so I get clean 120V power. It's slightly above room temperature, just mildly warm to the touch.
  3. pickie

    pickie Network Guru Member

    mine is hot hot, if you cup it in your hand it hurts :( thats how hot it is

  4. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    You have a potential for disaster there. As far as I know, they should never be that hot. I'd call Linksys, like, now. And don't put it on any flammable surfaces in the meantime, just in case.

    Am I overreacting? Yeah, probably. "Shame is better than flame."
  5. pickie

    pickie Network Guru Member

    i think my psu might be faulty as the voltage when pluged into the router ( under load) is 16V ??
  6. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    If you dun DD-WRT, you can check its INFO page to see how much transmission power is configured to use. On mine, it says 28mW and I have the WiFI disabled (no need, yet). As with the router and its power adapter, they are cool to the touch of my palm. Load average shows 0, 0, 0; however, the DATA LED on my cable modem (where my WRT54GS v3 connects to) always keeps blinking fast eventhough there is no activities from the computers and or other devices.
  7. pickie

    pickie Network Guru Member

    hmm i think the psu is well and truly broke, cos after pluging the adapter into the wall and NOT the router the psu still gets extremly hot :( me thinks i will conntact link sys

    cheers all for the help
  8. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    If it's putting out 16V, you're lucky it didn't fry the router, I think. RMA time, and I'd stop using it if I were you.
  9. pickie

    pickie Network Guru Member

    typical the RMA line is down :( and sales say to phone back when it is working again ???

    most equipment have a voltage tollerance + or - 3 or so volts so im probly just ok :)

    the router works fine on another power supply :)

  10. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    the WRT54G and GS will run on DC voltages ranging anywhere from 5 volts to 20 volts. There is a powersupply inside the router itself that gets the voltage just perfect for the components. While 16 volts is perfectly fine for the router to run off of, the wall plug should not get that hot, so you should RMA the wall plug
  11. pickie

    pickie Network Guru Member

    ok just talked to Linksys via Live chat :) and after a bit of thrashing ive hopefully got a replacment psu on its way :)

    cheers for the sticky about the live chat :) id probly not have a psu for months otherwaise
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