[mythtv-users] HD-PVR power supply (wall wart) gone bad
darylangela at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 11:27:28 UTC 2018
On Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 11:06 PM Bob <mythtv at cox.net wrote:
> On 12/1/18 8:33 AM, Allen Edwards wrote:
> > Don't use the +12 line. It will likely destroy the unit. I am very
> > surprised that the internal +5 supply in a PC ran out of current. I
> > could understand that if you got the +5 from a USB cable but not from
> > one of the molex cables. Maybe the wire is too small or you actually
> > hooked up something wrong. Get a voltmeter and check what is on the
> > wires when you are recording.
> > Allen
> > On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 5:27 AM Daryl McDonald <darylangela at gmail.com
> > <mailto:darylangela at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > More than doubling the voltage is never a good idea, my guess would
> > be not enough amperage, I couldn't get reliable operation from
> > internal power supply to a HDHR so I now keep a supply of
> > replacement walwarts on hand.
> Here's a photo of the cable:
> The Molex connector was taken from a Molex-to-floppy drive adapter
> cable. The cable diameters seemed similar in size as the Hauppauge
> cable. I did use the full cable length from the wall wart.
> I am going to experiment with using another supply line on the power
> supply. The power supply is only a 500W, hopefully that is not an issue.
> Thanks for the feedback/thoughts.
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Your capture device is at risk, if that "another supply line" is the 12
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