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3:37 AM
I feel stupid asking this
but I can't think of what to call the 2 AC lines on an AC device
like in DC you call them positive and ground
 
 
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5:24 AM
@W5VO I was thinking probably 12V battery and use a buck converter to get a stable 9V supply (or similar with a boost converter but in my experience buck is more efficient), to power a mobile wifi repeater for about 12hrs.
 
6:10 AM
@Littlegator live and neutral?
@Littlegator not sure if phase and neutral is common in english, it is common in Dutch
and the third wire would be safety ground
 
 
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7:25 AM
Hi all. @Littlegator active / neutral is another common term, although not sure which countries use what.
 
 
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3:48 PM
hi
can anyone help me with reducing current from an adaptor?
 
 
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7:12 PM
@jippie "hot" and neutral are most common when talking casually about wiring your house in the US. Phase and neutral is clear to me, but it might be used more by engineers than by electricians.
 
7:26 PM
Man I have been puttin up some really crappy answers today
 
7:55 PM
Hi
 
8:10 PM
@harvey_slash hi
 
8:32 PM
@harvey_slash Why do you need to reduce the current from an adapeter (I assume you mean a constant voltage power supply)? Have you read this?
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Q: Choosing power supply, how to get the voltage and current ratings?

Olin LathropPower supplies are available in a wide range of voltage and current ratings. If I have a device that has specific voltage and current ratings, how do those relate to the power ratings I need to specify? What if I don't know the device's specs, but am replacing a previous power supply with parti...

 

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