Power supply for D-Link DIR 300

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npaisnel
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 20:22    Post subject: Power supply for D-Link DIR 300 Reply with quote
Just wondering if anyone had experience of running a D-link DIR 300 at higher voltages?
Can the power input stage handle higher volts than the stated 5volt

It is just that I have a pile of 12 volt or 7.5 volt 'wall wart' style PSU's but no 5volt supplies that the D-Link is supposed to have.

I know some units can run at a wide range of voltages and some are very fussy about their feed
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 22:27    Post subject: Re: Power supply for D-Link DIR 300 Reply with quote
npaisnel wrote:
Just wondering if anyone had experience of running a D-link DIR 300 at higher voltages?
Can the power input stage handle higher volts than the stated 5volt

It is just that I have a pile of 12 volt or 7.5 volt 'wall wart' style PSU's but no 5volt supplies that the D-Link is supposed to have.

I know some units can run at a wide range of voltages and some are very fussy about their feed
If we're talking rev b1, the stock PSU for that unit is 5VDC/1.2A, I would not mess with the voltage however I would probably try a 2A PSU.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
Contradicting DarkShadow, most routers I've seen use pulse-width modulation power management chips that can handle a wide range of DC input, just so long as the input is stable. I mix 5 and 12 volt inputs freely with my Linksys and Asus equipment, I've been running the same hardware for years, and I've either never or seldom had hardware issues. None of my routers have failed so far.
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