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    polarity of Activboard powersupply

    Can anyone confirm the polarity of the Activeboard power supply. I have two here that someone's cut the low voltage cable!

    I can safely repair but I suspect the board will not like the supply reversed.

    Many thanks

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    is there a diagram on the back of the psu that will tell you? there is on most laptop adapters (centre pin positive set up), but i might have misunderstood the question.

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    For safety reasons I would recommend replacing them given that there are small hands in the vicinity (wouldn't want the parents knocking on your door!)

    You can purchase them via the Promethean Planet Shop and dependant on you model will be no more than 30

    Power Supplies

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    Most things are centre pin positive, no there isn't a diagram on the one I looked at yesterday.

    Repairing the low voltage cable would be perfectly safe so I'm a bit dissapointed that Promethean are trying to scaremonger into buying a replacement psu.

    Anyway 30 for a fixed voltage psu flipping eck that's a rip off.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRobinson View Post
    For safety reasons I would recommend replacing them given that there are small hands in the vicinity (wouldn't want the parents knocking on your door!)

    You can purchase them via the Promethean Planet Shop and dependant on you model will be no more than 30

    Power Supplies
    I appreciate your concern over safety, However we are a secondary school, so not so little fingers. I hold a degree in electrical engineering so understand the risks and how to mitigate them. More practically we can`t place orders at the moment so would not be able to order the new PSUs till April at the earliest.

    All I really need to know is is the connector center +ve or -ve.

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    I think your best option is to test one that isn't broken if you have one. I've lost my multimeter at the moment otherwise I'd test one for you.

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    I've just stuck my meter up one: the centre is +ve.

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