Bush 908/8157/SG002D DAB digital radio power supply

Preamble

The power adapter that comes with a Bush digital radio, 908/8157(SG002D) is rated as 6 V 1 A. Even the rear of the radio states that a 6 V supply is required. However, if lost then these adapters are rather difficult to find – at least, they aren’t as ubiquitous as say a 5 V or 12 V supply… A 6 V supply can be bought on eBay for £7 or upwards, but why pay through the nose for a simple PSU?

Luckily a 5 V 1A adapter will work just as well, as these can be picked up for less than £1/$1/B$10 in your local charity/secondhand shop/store.

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Aukey CB-H19

Preamble

I bought this on eBay, Aukey USB 3.0 (7 port hub) Mains Powered 3 Charging Ports 2.4amps, £9.16+2.97

I purchased this to use in conjunction with the Nanotech dual USB 3.0 express card, which was struggling to provide the current for a 5TB Backup Plus USB drive, with the associated over heating issues. I hoped that the external PSU would alleviate the power draw and over heating issues experienced with the NanoTech ExpressCard. See ExpressCards on Santa Rosa MacBook Pro for more details about the overheating issue.

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Orico H4013-U3

Preamble

I bought this 4 port USB 3.0 hub in Fortune for 590 baht (from Orico Thailand it was 690 baht). It is a plastic hub, no screws, no way of opening it up to see what is inside.

I purchased this to use in conjunction with the Nanotech dual USB 3.0 express card, which was struggling to provide the current for a 5TB Backup Plus USB drive, with the associated over heating issues. I hoped that the external PSU would alleviate the power draw and over heating issues experienced with the NanoTech ExpressCard. See ExpressCards on Santa Rosa MacBook Pro for more details about the overheating issue.

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ASUS power jack

Preamble

These power adapters are almost impossible to buy, or rather obtaining a cheap adapter with the correct connector is very very difficult to find. The original adapters cost 800-1200 baht.

I ended up having to get a power supply which had the correct voltage and current, but which had a 5.5 x 2.1 mm plug, and then get an adapter. Unfortunately, the first was a little too loose, 3-8-2.9 mm.

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More High Powered USB charging stations

Preamble

After my failed attempt to purchase one of the rare, and much sought after, Xtar Eu4 charging stations, due to the fact that they were discontinued (see High power USB charging station), I thought I’d have a look for a reasonable facsimile.

Usually when a product is discontinued, some bright spark in China takes the design and continues to manufacture them, maybe with modifications to make them even cheaper to produce.

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