XBox power connector

Synopsis

The DC power connection (plug) is a proprietry connector, that has lugs that prevent under powered power supplies being used with an incorrect XBox 360:

  • A 203W power brick will work on all XBox 360 variants;
  • A 175W power brick will only work with a 175W or 150W XBox 360;
  • A 150W power brick will only connect to, and work with, a 150W XBox 360

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Charging a Samsung Tablet with an Apple iPad charger

Preamble

A friend of mine had a totally discharged Samsung tablet, and had only the Samsung USB Connector (as she had left her usual charger at home):

Samsung USB Connector (30 pin)
Samsung USB Connector (30 pin)

She needed it to be charged and I thought that I would give it a go. Continue reading Charging a Samsung Tablet with an Apple iPad charger

D-Day – The actual solar PV installation

Preamble

The installation was carried out by Clear Sky Energy, which is run by Steve West (see also the Clear Sky Energy survey blog). A most professional team (Steve and Scotty), they arrived promptly on the Monday, and after introductions all round, then began work start away. Below are the photographs of how the work progressed, in chronological order. Continue reading D-Day – The actual solar PV installation