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morgan2476
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Router power supply

Hi Folks
I need to move my wireless router. I have a long enough network cable and adsl cable, the problem is the length of the power supply cable from the Adapter.  Does anyone have any suggestions.
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Re: Router power supply

extension power lead?
morgan2476
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Re: Router power supply

Hi Articifer
I did think of that, but what I would prefer if I could use a thin cable similar to the one from the transformer.  I don't really want to have a thick cable.
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Re: Router power supply

I've used lighting flex before now to extend cables like that.
Couple of choc-block connectors and insulating tape, it's only 12V DC after all.
(some routers are AC and up to 19V, but rarely)
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Re: Router power supply

I've never seen mini extension leads for adapters but I suppose you could always go to the local TV repair shop and get them to make you one.
Otherwise it's a normal extension lead I'm afraid.
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ross1127
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Re: Router power supply

Why do'nt you add another wall plug socket, (take a spur off one of your wall plug sockets)
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Re: Router power supply

You could use some thin wire to extend the low voltage cable, solder at ends plus some insulating tape.

morgan2476
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Re: Router power supply

I think I will take hp sauce's advice and get the blocks.
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Re: Router power supply

be sure to make solid connexions and to wrap the choc-blocks with insulating tape to ensure against shock.
MrT
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Re: Router power supply

You could always try an extension lead available here: http://www.rapidonline.com/Cables-Connectors/Connectors-Mains-Power/DC-Power-Connectors/Moulded-DC-p...
Or
Search for "Power Extension Lead" on ebay - there are lots!
oliverb
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Re: Router power supply

If the requirement's fairly generic e.g. 12v 1A you might be able to get a replacement adapter with a longer lead on?
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Re: Router power supply

You just need to watch out that you get the tip and ring polarities correct.

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@oliverb
The cables on ebay at http://stores.ebay.co.uk/kenable-ltd/_i.html?_nkw=socket+to+dc+power+extension+cable&submit=Search&L... vary between 1.5M and 10M in length.
@Strat
The cables will be 'tip to tip' and 'ring to ring' so surely polarity is not an issue.
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Re: Router power supply

Quote from: morgan2476
I need to move my wireless router. I have a long enough network cable and adsl cable, the problem is the length of the power supply cable from the Adapter.  Does anyone have any suggestions.

I assume by adsl cable you mean the router to filter cable. Have you tried using it to make sure it doesn't affect you connection speed/stability? We've seen a lot of problems over the years caused by dodgy extension wires!
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@Strat
The cables will be 'tip to tip' and 'ring to ring' so surely polarity is not an issue.

That was just if you considered oliverb's suggestion of a different power supply.  Smiley

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