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Power adapter market to grow by $2bn in five years

3/18/2013 08:58 PM EDT
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DrQuine   3/26/2013 10:20:17 PM
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One challenge that I find with old adapters is that they are not necessarily obviously connected to their host devices. It can take a bit of mixing and matching to find the adapter with the right connector. A benefit of USB charging (even if it is slow): I no longer need to worry about the voltage, pin-out, current, and connector type.

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garydpdx   3/20/2013 5:47:31 PM
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And add to that, Free Geek if you're in Portland, Oregon or Chicago or Toronto, or wherever else they may have an affiliate.

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garydpdx   3/20/2013 5:46:40 PM
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At least there is some standardization across product lines, e.g., Dell laptops and Motorola 2G phones like the RAZR (which adopted mini-USB). Second hand resale sites like Craigslist would be a great way to sell an old charger from a dead cell phone or computer (if it can't be used as a spare) and likewise, check on those sites before rushing off to Best Buy or Amazon.com ...

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DrQuine   3/19/2013 12:52:24 AM
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The market for power adapters is one of the tragic consequences of our disposable culture. Most of have enough discarded power adapters to populate a third world village - but each device requires a new incompatible one. Talk of standardization in telephone charger connectors (and the advent of USB charged devices) helps but we have a long way to go.

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