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Charlie Richman
2005-02-28, 14:57
A while back I complained about AM radio interference
from my Squeezebox p/s... and ultimately identified my
own solution (for all of $11) via a replacement p/s on
eBay.

I just received a check for from Slim Devices for that
amount.

No, I don't think everyone should go out and buy
replacement supplies and send 'em the bills. But I do
think it was a very classy thing for them to do.

Charlie Richman





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Phil Karn
2005-02-28, 16:26
Charlie Richman wrote:
> A while back I complained about AM radio interference
> from my Squeezebox p/s... and ultimately identified my
> own solution (for all of $11) via a replacement p/s on
> eBay.
>
> I just received a check for from Slim Devices for that
> amount.
>
> No, I don't think everyone should go out and buy
> replacement supplies and send 'em the bills. But I do
> think it was a very classy thing for them to do.

A colleague (the one who turned me onto Squeezebox) reported severe AM
radio interference with the Squeezebox-provided power supply. At first
he thought it was the fluorescent display, as the noise varied with
display brightness, but I pointed out that the display draws a lot of
power and changing the load on the power supply could indirectly affect
the amount of interference it generates.

I haven't checked yet for AM interference from my own Squeezeboxes, but
I assume it's pretty strong. I'll probably try adding some AC line
filters before I replace the Squeezebox-supplied supplies, as I like
their small form factor. (Maybe that's why they're so noisy -- no room
for a good filter.)

Slimdevices really ought to find another supplier of power supplies
after evaluating them for RFI.

--Phil

Yan Tran
2005-03-01, 07:02
I had solved my AM radio interference problem by changing over to an
optical connection to my receiver. As I recall, this doesn't work for
everybody, but it only cost me 7 dollars. I was going to switch to
optical anyway, so, no, I don't want a check. However, if slimdevices
switched to a different PS, I'd consider purchasing a second unit for
some speakers that don't have optical inputs.

Yan

On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 13:57:48 -0800 (PST), Charlie Richman
<crichman (AT) yahoo (DOT) com> wrote:
> A while back I complained about AM radio interference
> from my Squeezebox p/s... and ultimately identified my
> own solution (for all of $11) via a replacement p/s on
> eBay.
>
> I just received a check for from Slim Devices for that
> amount.
>
> No, I don't think everyone should go out and buy
> replacement supplies and send 'em the bills. But I do
> think it was a very classy thing for them to do.
>
> Charlie Richman
>
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