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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:56 pm    Post subject: Power adapter problems in China Reply with quote Back to top

I have a Linksys router setup in Shanghai, and the original power adapter that came with the router in the US burned out after a day or so of using it here. If have since bought several 12V DC1A adapters here in Shanghai, which all work fine, but after a week or so of being plugged in (via a surge protector), they also seem to burn out (either that or it's a problem with the router, since the power light starts to flicker and it eventually fades to black. However, a new power seems to fix it for a while). Any suggestions? Am I just buying the wrong adapter?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I noticed that China use 220V/50. I assume you are using a 110V/60 Linksys. Are you using a power converter??
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I was using one connected to the US power strip and the adapter that came with the router didn't work. Since then I've been buying Chinese 12V adapters that fit the router, but stop working after a few days.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Why don't you ask Vonage for a 220V/50 version. I'm sure that's what they use in UK. You'll need an adapter plug as the Brits have a funny plug.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

SECOND THOUGHT: Sounds like you have an Chinese adapter with the correct voltage but is it the correct wattage??

THIRD THOUGHT: Did you notice the tag on the bottom of the WRT31P2 that says "Made in China"? Maybe you can get the correct adapter or a 220V/50 version on the local market if you can find a LINKSYS dealer.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

thanks for all the good feedback. I think I will try the Linksys dealer in China route.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Power adapter problems in China Reply with quote Back to top

jarbak wrote:
I have a Linksys router setup in Shanghai, and the original power adapter that came with the router in the US burned out after a day or so of using it here. If have since bought several 12V DC1A adapters here in Shanghai, which all work fine, but after a week or so of being plugged in (via a surge protector), they also seem to burn out (either that or it's a problem with the router, since the power light starts to flicker and it eventually fades to black. However, a new power seems to fix it for a while). Any suggestions? Am I just buying the wrong adapter?


You need to buy an adapter with minimum of 1000mA.

If the router is in good working condition this adapter will not die. Good Luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Power adapter problems in China Reply with quote Back to top

shone wrote:
jarbak wrote:
I have a Linksys router setup in Shanghai, and the original power adapter that came with the router in the US burned out after a day or so of using it here. If have since bought several 12V DC1A adapters here in Shanghai, which all work fine, but after a week or so of being plugged in (via a surge protector), they also seem to burn out (either that or it's a problem with the router, since the power light starts to flicker and it eventually fades to black. However, a new power seems to fix it for a while). Any suggestions? Am I just buying the wrong adapter?


You need to buy an adapter with minimum of 1000mA.

If the router is in good working condition this adapter will not die. Good Luck!

Just FYI, 1A = 1000mA.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Power adapter problems in China Reply with quote Back to top

jarbak wrote:
I have a Linksys router setup in Shanghai, and the original power adapter that came with the router in the US burned out after a day or so of using it here. If have since bought several 12V DC1A adapters here in Shanghai, which all work fine, but after a week or so of being plugged in (via a surge protector), they also seem to burn out (either that or it's a problem with the router, since the power light starts to flicker and it eventually fades to black. However, a new power seems to fix it for a while). Any suggestions? Am I just buying the wrong adapter?



This sounds like just overtaxing the power supply. The 1A (or 1000mA) rating doesn't in practice always mean that's what you're getting. Usually this doesn't matter as devices often overstate their needs, but maybe this one really needs it.

I'd look for one with a little bit more, say 1200-1500mA. Going bigger will not cause any issues, just they will be more heat and space.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

jarbak: I was surfing the LINKSYS website and checked out retail outlets in China. They are: INGRAM MICRO and DIGITAL CHINA. See following link:

http://www.linksys.com/cn/ch_partners.asp?coid=7

Hope this helps you find your 220V power unit.
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