Ok, well, my partner just repaired a broken appliance with an old adapter from the pile πŸ™„

@holly @phooky I have so many of those "wall warts". I purge occasionally, but so tempting to hang onto them just in case I need one for something later (which actually does happen occasionally).

@holly @phooky This is why leaving something to market to 'self-regulate' does not work. Lawmakers should mandate a standardized tip for these adapters, so that if it has the same DC wattage step down, it could be used on any device requiring this same wattage. This is creating a monumental e-waste!
I found one great example of re-usage: my two commercial grade StarTech usb 3.1 hubs; they can be powered by wire connectors (no pin) in 15-22V range. Almost any laptop adapter will do! I love them!

@phooky @holly Yes, wall-warts. I have lots of them. I've hoped for 40 years I might use one eventually. With all the standardization on 5 volts, this seemed to become more likely. But alas, every device you purchase comes with another wall wart. And the older wall-warts don't produce enough power. I remember 5 volt 500 mA units. Then, fancier phones upgraded to 1 amp. Wow. Can I use these with a Raspberry Pi? No. You need a 3 amp wall-wart, which is now smaller than a 1/2 amp wall-wart of the past.

@holly I once fixed a hoist scale at work with a replacement power supply marked "Oriental Hero" which had previously been supplied for a CCTV camera (which I thought was amusing given my own ethnicity 😁 )

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Yup, I have a drawer full Occasionally, I find a use for one

@holly @phooky @seachaint ........my grandad did this to me. i have five or six of the damn things 😭

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