12V to 9V peripherals?

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Joined: Dec 19 2003
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I'm organizing the space around my basement server, and since the server is on all the time, I'd like to use it to power some of the surrounding peripherals.
I've got a hub that uses 12V - no problem there tapping into the server's 12V line, but the DSL model and Linksys router take 9V wall warts. All three wall warts are roughly rated around 1 amp.

Is there a risk applying 12V to these items?


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Joined: Dec 20 2003
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Maybe, probably not if they u

Maybe, probably not if they use wall worts. Or just build a regulator for them. It's very easy.


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