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PSU Wall Plug Power Supplies - Where to buy reliable quality?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sir Digby, 17 Dec 2016.

  1. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

    18 Jan 2009
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    My external hard drive power supply recently failed. Opening it up I was not thrilled to find that a number of surface mount resistors had burnt up and left either smoke residue (OK) or burn marks (not OK!) on a thin plastic separator.

    Conventional hardware wisdom says not to skimp on power supplies but I have found it difficult to find a replacement that I could trust, my search generally leads to no name / Chinese brand adaptors on Ebay or Amazon. The best I seem to have found is this, which I could at least be certain of being fused.

    Has anyone got any experience of where the buy trustworthy adaptors? I'd be quite happy to pay more than the £5/10 that adaptors are going for on Amazon to be sure it wouldn't burn the house down!

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