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crumbs....wooters is estimating 1 hour 30 minutes!! DANG!!! No monkeys probably!!! shuckeyducks.....
WOOT HISTORY!!! 2 letters same household!
My 12/9 Bunnies Ogling Carrots had the letter
Husbands 6/24 Bunnies Ogling Carrots had the letter
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As much as I want a working pair of these, for as crappy as my last set was (gouged plastic, bad motors, looked like they'd been dragged across a warehouse floor before being shipped here), there's no way I will buy another pair of these. The last ones - even the replacements I was sent - went in the garbage. Sorry, Woot. Not again.
Turn your scars into stars.
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cinoclav wrote:Gee, thanks for that Mr. Wizard. The whole frickin purpose of those car adaptors is that they have the same output as your computer's USB ports.
Hey now, no need for sarcasm.
You are mostly correct. 500mA at 5V should be sufficient for most things that run off USB. The data spec calls for that as a maximum. Really, I don't see these lights pulling half an amp. They are just really...wimpy. I suppose it's possible, but more likely he had defective lights.
However, USB ports on a computer are capable of providing significantly more amperage. The USB battery charging specification provides for up to 1.5 amps, which most USB 2.0 connectors are rated at. And heck, if you have a powered USB port (my laptop does) it can deliver up to 6A of current!
So, no -- those dinky car adapters are not the same. They are mostly a gimmick, and convenient for piddly stuff like charging a bluetooth headset while you are on the road.
How can something be better than nothing if nothing is perfect?