Replacement Power Adapter $6.95 shipped

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Replacement Power Adapter $6.95 shipped

Postby dohcacr » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:15 pm

AC Power Adapter 5V 2A
Model Number: WT10
Make: FAIRWAY
Color: White:
Plug: Center Positive
Plug Outside Diameter: 5.5mm
Plug Inside Diameter: 2.5mm
Plug Length: 10mm
AC: 100-120V

This is a high quality power adapter that works great for a Roku Netflix player. I'm not guessing, I have one and it works. These things normally sell for about $20, but there is one seller on ebay that is selling them for $6.95 shipped. I'm sure the supply is limited, so if you snooze you loose.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230581375757&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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Re: Replacement Power Adapter $6.95 shipped

Postby kumasuki » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:23 pm

For comparison purposes, this PSU sold on eBay is rated as 2 amps - the oned currently shipped with all Roku models (and sold on the Roku website) are 2.5 amps.
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Re: Replacement Power Adapter $6.95 shipped

Postby mkiker2089 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:16 pm

This might be worth it to those of us with an original box and a 1.5 amp power brick however. Isn't the Roku rated at 5.2 volts however which might negate the half amp improvement? I'm sure it would work, just is it worth the upgrade?
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Re: Replacement Power Adapter $6.95 shipped

Postby dohcacr » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:25 am

mkiker2089 wrote:This might be worth it to those of us with an original box and a 1.5 amp power brick however. Isn't the Roku rated at 5.2 volts however which might negate the half amp improvement? I'm sure it would work, just is it worth the upgrade?


The power adapters for the original players were rated 5.0V 1.5A.That is not a guess. I'm staring at one right now. If your replacing one of the original 1.5A adapters, this adapter represents a 30% increase in load capacity. The current Roku power adapters are 5.0V 2.5A. That 5.2V adapter that you mentioned seems to be just a little distortion of fact. That happens in all forums, where everyone can offer an "expert opinion".
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Re: Replacement Power Adapter $6.95 shipped

Postby mkiker2089 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:38 am

dohcacr wrote:
mkiker2089 wrote:This might be worth it to those of us with an original box and a 1.5 amp power brick however. Isn't the Roku rated at 5.2 volts however which might negate the half amp improvement? I'm sure it would work, just is it worth the upgrade?


The power adapters for the original players were rated 5.0V 1.5A.That is not a guess. I'm staring at one right now. If your replacing one of the original 1.5A adapters, this adapter represents a 30% increase in load capacity. The current Roku power adapters are 5.0V 2.5A. That 5.2V adapter that you mentioned seems to be just a little distortion of fact. That happens in all forums, where everyone can offer an "expert opinion".


Not a distortion of the facts, it's Roku's specs listed on their site.

https://shop.roku.com/Roku-Digital-Vide ... es-W2.aspx
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Re: Replacement Power Adapter $6.95 shipped

Postby dohcacr » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:36 am

Well if that's the case "Roku's Spec" (actually a marketing description) is probably in error, because what they actually ship is 5.0V 2.5A.
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