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  • 04.13.2016
  • Teardown: 12V AC adapters – The Horror
  • Niels.Malotaux, I've had an HP laptop that stays plugged in through the power supply for almost two years and it works fine. I bought a second charger for travel and made sure it was at least from HP. Hardly use the travel charger, though.
  • 04.18.2016
  • Welcome back to The EMC Blog, now with Magic!
  • When logged in, be sure to click on the yellow folder near the top of the page and select "Follow Author" so you'll be notified about comments in all future articles from Dr Art.
  • 04.13.2016
  • Teardown: 12V AC adapters – The Horror
  • I once bought a fake Apple charger from a store on 7th Ave. NYC. It worked in the store but failed the first time I used it in the hotel. Got home and opened it. Dangling components everywhere. http://img.deusm.com/theconnectingedge/2013/08/266011/232223_558757.jpg http://img.deusm.com/theconnectingedge/2013/08/266011/232223_572755.jpg
  • 04.01.2016
  • You can't think out of a box built of TLAs
  • BrooksL, When EDN (and Test & Measurement World where I was--same company), were in print. we were taught to always spell out acronyms on first use. A few were excepted from that rule, but it usually took something close to an act of Congress to get a TLA (three-letter acronym) on that exception list. For example, a recall a fight to get us to stop spelling out ADC. I continue that practice today with all I write and edit for EDN and EE Times, including Ransom's blogs. In some cases, I'll even put a link to the definition of an acronym in an article. Note the first use of TLA above is a link. I added that. I made an exception to spelling out TLA the first time here because it would have ruined the spirit of the piece. Thus, the link instead. While things like this used to be consistent in print, they may not be online. There are no more copy editors to catch things like that. It's up to each editor now. "Young people employed in marketing jobs are often the biggest offenders" Amen to that. I have sent back many a press release telling the sender that it's incomprehensible because of acronyms.
  • 04.08.2016
  • My kingdom for a 12V adapter
  • I once tried replacing the overhead light in my car with a Chinese LED. It was so dim that is was useless. I went back to a little halogen bulb.