Subject: Re: Shark power supplies
To: Steve Woodford <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: port-arm
Date: 03/27/2007 23:13:49
On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 16:51:02 GMT, Steve Woodford wrote:
> On Friday 12 January 2007 20:32, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> > Sob, my shark's power supply has mislaid its blue smoke and is
> > refusing to function without it.
> One of mine did that soon after I got it.
> > The one I have is a 5V 6A job which seems quite high (current wise). =

> > Does anyone:
> >=20
> > A) Know of a suitable source of replacements?
> > B) Operate their shark on a lower rated unit?
> Repairing the original power supply is an option, as I did when one of =

> mine let out the magic smoke a while back.
> Maplin or CPC are good places to look for a suitable replacement,=20
> particularly the latter. Check out, order code PW00626.
> Cheers, Steve

Didn't think much of the choices from maplin.

The PW00626 is NLA and it's replacement seemed quite expensive=20
(=7E=A340+postage).  So I took a punt and bought the PW00744, which is on=
ly a=20
4A device (not a problem for me, since the attached disk is externally=20
powered).  Seems to work fine now, so thanks for the pointers.