NEED POWER ADAPTER lightning nailed mine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Does anyone have a power adapter that they want to sell? I got hit ny a power surge. It killed off lots of my DC stuff and linksys has no alternative. I really don't want to be forced to go generic.
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    nothing wrong with a generic power supply, i've used them on many routers/switches/dongles.... as long as the voltage is the same or pretty close you won't have any problems... if you really want someone to sell you a linksys one you should specify the version of your router and the specs of the power supply Linksys has changed it up a couple times, though I imagine it will probably work with either but if your so concerned as to get a linksys one i'd recomend posting the details so if someone has one you can make sure it's the same thing...
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Don't get fixated on Linksys.

    Unless you have like a Gv1 which was a 5-volt unit? Check the autopsy pages on that part....

    It's a 12volt adapter with an M-size plug. I use similar units all the time works fine. Linksys always ships with a 1000mA (1A) wart, although recent models (v4 and v5) can get by with much less. Go to Radio Shack or anyplace you like and buy a standard DC adapter just make sure you have the M-size tip for it.
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    you could also try calling linksys and see if they'll sell you one
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If you go generic, make certain you check the polarity or you may burn out the unit. I have most of equipment connected to UPS (i.e. uninterrupted power supplies) connected to surge protectors. I have surge protecter installed in my circuit breaket panel and the telephone lines, cable run through surge protectors.
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    most devices won't turn on if you have the polarity wrong
  7. AStupidName

    AStupidName Network Guru Member

    Usually the center pin is positive, and I don't think it's different for the linksys power supplies. When you get a replacement that fits, just make sure the voltage is the SAME, and the current output is around the same or higher. If you cannot get one with the same current, go as close as you can, and keep an eye on the wiring/power supply to see if it gets hot. These devices shouldn't have much demand, so it's not like the power supply will burst into flames, but it might not work as well.
  8. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Some devices can burn out also.
  9. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    any adapter with 12 volts and at least 1000mah will work.

    1 amp is the same as 1000mah larger will work also,

    the polarity will have to be the same i think it has a positive tip im not sure. it can be found out on the back of the device (picture) it will be a dot in a circle or something like that
  10. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    That is the symbol for a positive center terminal if the plus sign is connected to the center dot and the negative sign is connected to a surrounding C.
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