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  1. #1
    Andrew Lucas
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    Buzzing / Humming - poor power UK supply

    You could try russ andrews, expensive mind...


    http://www.russandrews.com/product.a...ency=GBP&pf_id
    =1800&customer_id=PAA1508120204315BCHXSWQVGUXGOJTI

    -----Original Message-----
    From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Robert Boltman
    Sent: 15 December 2004 13:10
    To: Slim Devices Discussion
    Subject: [slim] Buzzing / Humming - poor power UK supply

    Unfortunately, I struggled to find a suitable replacement - what you are
    looking for is a regulated (I think) 5V 1A AC/DC power adapter.
    Many of the ones I found were switchable voltage but only had 4.5V.
    You might be able to get away with one of these as long as the current
    rating is high enough (ie 1A or 5W total power). I had a 4.5V, 800mA one and
    it almost worked, but the Squeezebox crashed if you put it on full
    brightness!

    In the end I nicked an old adaptor from work (as described!).

    Just looked on Maplin... nothing obvious I'm afraid. This *might* do if it
    can supply 1A at 4.5V
    (http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...urce=15&WorldI
    D=&doy=15m12).
    But it's not ideal...

    Cheers
    Rob


    On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 12:30:20 +0000, gareth hughes <gvh (AT) dsl (DOT) pipex.com> wrote:
    > Ah!
    >
    > Since I got mine my home cinema has hummed badly. I haven't been able
    > to get the courage to start unplugging stuff but this would certainly
    > be the most likely culprit.
    >
    > I'm not very good at this so do you think I could be cheeky and ask a
    > big
    > favour:
    > Could you have a look at the Maplin site and see if you can recommend
    > a replacement supply? I wouldn't trust myself to get the right one.
    >
    > cheers
    > Gareth Hughes
    >
    >
    > Quoting Robert Boltman <robert.boltman (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:
    >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > Just thought this might be of interest to anyone who bought a
    > > Squeezebox in the UK. I ordered one from
    > > "www.advancedmp3players.co.uk" and when it arrived the power supply
    > > was pretty cheap and nasty. Sure enough when I connected it up to
    > > some speakers there was a very loud hum, and as I had bought this
    > > for a bedside alarm clock having a buzzing speaker two inches from
    > > my ear all night was not an option!!
    > >
    > > Anyway, I swapped the power supply (actually for an Iomega external
    > > 100Mb zip drive one!) and it sorted it completely.
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > > Rob
    > >

  2. #2
    Steve Sherwood
    Guest

    Buzzing / Humming - poor power UK supply

    Ouch... ú875 for an 8 socket extension adaptor....

    Andrew Lucas wrote:
    > You could try russ andrews, expensive mind...
    >
    >
    > http://www.russandrews.com/product.a...ency=GBP&pf_id
    > =1800&customer_id=PAA1508120204315BCHXSWQVGUXGOJTI
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Robert Boltman
    > Sent: 15 December 2004 13:10
    > To: Slim Devices Discussion
    > Subject: [slim] Buzzing / Humming - poor power UK supply
    >
    > Unfortunately, I struggled to find a suitable replacement - what you are
    > looking for is a regulated (I think) 5V 1A AC/DC power adapter.
    > Many of the ones I found were switchable voltage but only had 4.5V.
    > You might be able to get away with one of these as long as the current
    > rating is high enough (ie 1A or 5W total power). I had a 4.5V, 800mA one and
    > it almost worked, but the Squeezebox crashed if you put it on full
    > brightness!
    >
    > In the end I nicked an old adaptor from work (as described!).
    >
    > Just looked on Maplin... nothing obvious I'm afraid. This *might* do if it
    > can supply 1A at 4.5V
    > (http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...urce=15&WorldI
    > D=&doy=15m12).
    > But it's not ideal...
    >
    > Cheers
    > Rob
    >
    >
    > On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 12:30:20 +0000, gareth hughes <gvh (AT) dsl (DOT) pipex.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Ah!
    >>
    >>Since I got mine my home cinema has hummed badly. I haven't been able
    >>to get the courage to start unplugging stuff but this would certainly
    >>be the most likely culprit.
    >>
    >>I'm not very good at this so do you think I could be cheeky and ask a
    >>big
    >>favour:
    >>Could you have a look at the Maplin site and see if you can recommend
    >>a replacement supply? I wouldn't trust myself to get the right one.
    >>
    >>cheers
    >>Gareth Hughes
    >>
    >>
    >>Quoting Robert Boltman <robert.boltman (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hi,
    >>>
    >>>Just thought this might be of interest to anyone who bought a
    >>>Squeezebox in the UK. I ordered one from
    >>>"www.advancedmp3players.co.uk" and when it arrived the power supply
    >>>was pretty cheap and nasty. Sure enough when I connected it up to
    >>>some speakers there was a very loud hum, and as I had bought this
    >>>for a bedside alarm clock having a buzzing speaker two inches from
    >>>my ear all night was not an option!!
    >>>
    >>>Anyway, I swapped the power supply (actually for an Iomega external
    >>>100Mb zip drive one!) and it sorted it completely.
    >>>
    >>>Cheers
    >>>Rob




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