Universal Power Adapter Concept Offers Alternative to Wall Warts

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TheWalnut

How is this any different than the igo stuff? www.igo.com

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AndyYankee17

igo still uses a transformer which wastes a lot of electricty, once again feel the adaptor it will be warm, that's wasted electricity.

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horzo

I'm not sure hardware manufacturers will be too excited about this since they make a nice profit from proprietary power supplies.

 

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jwalch.hawk

I really hope this takes up...  The comparison to USB is such a good analogy, too.  I think this could do a world of good in terms of creating a standard.  It doesn't sound like quite the hard standard that USB is in that USB devices have some more stringent requirements they have to meet whereas these devices will get to "request" whatever power they need...  But if it's energy-efficiency is the same across the spectrum, I can see this really taking off.

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AndyYankee17

wow, this is a really needed product, anybody ever touch an adaptor that's been plugged in for a couple of hours? all the heat is wasted electricity. That 4% statistic is amazing, lots of people could use 4% off their electric bill

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