Hi all. I’m starting to think that a pretty essential piece of kit for a Restart Party or Repair Cafe is a bench power supply. We’ve seen a number of instances where people have;
- Brought an to fix item but forgotten the adapter
- Been using an incorrect power supply (‘hey - the plug fits in but it doesn’t work properly now!’)
- Don’t want to replace the blown power supply unless they known the device itself is OK (laptops for example)
I’ve been having a look at these two;
[https://www.amazon.co.uk/SHNITPWR-Adjustable-Universal-100V-240V-Converter-Black/dp/B08LD7J3SM/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=shnitpwr&qid=1638818749&sr=8-9](http://SHNITPWR 3V ~ 24V 3A 72W Power Supply Adjustable DC 3V 5V 6V 9V 12V 15V 18V 19V 20V 24V Variable Universal AC/DC Adapter 100V-240V AC to DC Converter with 5.5x2.5mm 14 Tips & Polarity Converter)
[https://www.amazon.co.uk/SHNITPWR-Universal-Adjustable-Transformer-Converter-Black/dp/B08LD86DPX/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=shnitpwr&qid=1638818855&sr=8-4](http://SHNITPWR 60W Universal Power Supply 3V to 12V 5A AC/DC Adapter 100-240V AC to DC 3V 4V 4.5V 5V 6V 7V 8V 9V 10V 12V Adjustable Variable Power Transformer Converter with 14 Tips & Polarity Converter)
But I’m thinking that something which can do 0-30v and maybe up to 5amps will be far more useful (despite extra cost) and last longer;
I’ve got a bunch of ‘tips’ from a cheapo older universal power adapter, so maybe soldering wires to those for use with croc clips is a better solution (assuming I get the polarity correct ).
Any recommendations or thoughts?