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Hardware Thread, Replacement Activboard PSU in Technical; Anyone know where you can get one of these PSUs from ? I just know ActivBoard / Prom will charge ...
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    Replacement Activboard PSU

    Anyone know where you can get one of these PSUs from ?
    I just know ActivBoard / Prom will charge the earth for a replacement.....
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    If you find out, please tell us - I have been looking and been unable to find one

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    We've had quite a few of these go, we just order them from Promethean, think there about 25.

    Would be handy to know a cheaper place, they might do a generic one in Maplins?

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    For something like this power supply does the device just draw as much current as is needed?

    I know its regulated so the voltage will never change if the current drawn is not fully taken up.

    Unfortunately I'm not an electrical engineer

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJT1 View Post
    For something like this power supply does the device just draw as much current as is needed?

    I know its regulated so the voltage will never change if the current drawn is not fully taken up.

    Unfortunately I'm not an electrical engineer
    Well the 6V output looks the same - just a point of checking the power tips.
    I have to pop in Maplins on Sunday - [ got to take yet another DVD player back which won't output on my HD TV via HDMI to DVI lead ] So I'll pick one up.....

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    Sorry to twist the thread slightly, but the older Smartboards require a USB to Serial converter lead/dongle box which is quite expensive. It would be nice to be able to source a cheaper clone for this.
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    Those power supplies at this address will do as long as you get one with at least 1700mA (1.7A) output.


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    PSU

    Promethean original not as dear as you think. Contact a premier dealer for a price and if you find a good one they are cheap

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    I've always paid around 25 for official Promethean replacements, which I suppose is a bit steep considering their spec and unreliability.

    Anyone finds an aftermarket one with the same connector and same power ratings let us know!

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    The PSU's have a 12 month warranty, so it may be that you could get a replacement by contacting our Tech Support team with the board serial number. If it is out of the warranty, they should be able to quote you for a new one.

    Cost wise, I honestly don't know, but I would reccomend only using Promethean branded ones.

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