Best electrical cords, adapters & outlets according to redditors

We found 1,230 Reddit comments discussing the best electrical cords, adapters & outlets. We ranked the 503 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Electrical Cords, Adapters & Multi-Outlets:

u/Macblair · 699 pointsr/battlestations

Gorgeous setup, you could use a flat rotating plug to send the power vertically, and have it be white so it blends in more, as clean as this setup looks I feel like its worth the 7.99

u/CoziestPayload · 117 pointsr/oddlysatisfying
u/Seth0351 · 61 pointsr/guns

Just got a new safe for xmas, hated the lighting in it so got started on a DIY lighting project. Spent 20 minutes and $24, its pressure sensitive and lights up all compartments.

u/bllarkin · 58 pointsr/homeautomation

Something like this would do the job

Etekcity Power Extension Cord Short Cable, Outlet Saver, 3 Prong, 16AWG 13A, UL Listed (10 Pack, 1 Foot)

u/this_is_your_dad · 34 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Here's the cheapest ones I've found:

u/vokegaf · 33 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Just buy a pack of short extension cables. End of problem.

Here's an example on Amazon.

Here's another.

Plug between the outlet and the wall wart, problem solved.

u/VagabondVivant · 24 pointsr/travel

I actually went in the opposite direction, favoring compactness over convenience. I just use a 3-outlet tap combined with the power adapter for whatever country I'm in.

I've never had issues fitting things on the outlet tap and it packs up to a tiny size.

u/Klaxon5 · 23 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

No joke, I travel with one of these. I'm never without a plug. Just ask people politely if I can unplug them for a second.

u/StoneCold_JaneAusten · 22 pointsr/ireland

>Going to volunteer with special needs people in your southweaterly region.

Fair fucks to ya.

>Tipping practices

It's at your discretion. For taxis, breakfast and lunch; I usually just round the bill off and leave the change. If I'm eating out at night, I'd add 10% to the bill. Staff should be getting paid at least €8.65 which is minimum wage here, so less reliant on tips compared to the US.

>what to do

Have a look at /r/irishtourism there is a wealth of information there.

>what to avoid

Entering into discussion about the current situation in Gaza. Apart from that, just be you.

>Other than replacing all of my cables with your weird plug

Get yourself one of these bad boys ya mad thing. No need to be replacing all your plugs.

>I am still incredibly surprised by the fact that Irish is a language. I assumed English was basically the only language youse guys have.

Outside of pockets(Gaelteacht areas), it pretty much is for the majority of the population. Sign up for some Irish classes if you're interested. It's a beautiful language and a good way of meeting new people.

Enjoy your time here.

u/raven12456 · 18 pointsr/pics

It isn't the same as the one listed above, but I found this one on Amazon. There are covers on the USB port, and when they are closed it shuts the USB power off. This if course doesn't help people who leave their cord plugged in...

u/iBeenie · 13 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Hmm.. apparently you can could buy them on Amazon and looking at the reviews I'm surprised they even sell sold them.

u/amirandap · 13 pointsr/smarthome

How using an electrical mini extension

Stellar Labs 6" Extension Cord with Flat 360 Degree Rotating Plug, 14AWG White

Or just install a new outlet next to it

u/big-gato · 11 pointsr/whatisthisthing

From an amazon description of a similar product:
"Most portable generators use female outlets for power output - that's fine when you're plugging a tool or appliance directly into the generator. But when you need to get power from the generator into a wired system - home transfer box, RV, boat/marine applications, etc. - it raises a conundrum. This unique cord is an inexpensive and effective solution that can be used with regular extension cord for longer connection distances. "

u/jaggamuffin · 10 pointsr/synthesizers

DC wallwarts have not been a problem for me since I found out about these. Someone here recommended them. Whoever you are, thank you! I'm just about ready to buy my second ten-pack.

u/FeelingPinkieKeen · 10 pointsr/AnimeFigures

My Lighting setup:

  1. LED Light Strip (Tape style so you can stick it to the glass)

  2. Power Brick for LEDs

  3. Switch for LEDs (Different styles can be used based on user pref) (!NOTE: these do not dim LEDs)

u/someone31988 · 9 pointsr/retrogaming
u/rockayama · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

If you're just trying to maximize outlet space, something like this cube tap would be light, since there's no cord.

(2 prong version)

hard plastic ones are generally lighter than the rubber ones, you can generally find these at hardware stores, though the shapes vary.

(Edit: as a note,, sometimes with the horizontal shape, the plugs are too close together to fit multiple plugs, cube version can sometimes help that).

u/legalizemarinara · 8 pointsr/pics

A challenger approaches

u/youngeli · 8 pointsr/AskNYC

Outlets with 2 prongs are very rare, usually only found in very old homes. If by some chance you need to plug a device with 3 prongs into an outlet with 2 prongs, you can buy something like this

u/barackstar · 8 pointsr/Vive
u/BestFriendWatermelon · 7 pointsr/AskUK
  1. London is expensive. Go to for all your house searching needs, including to look up property prices. I'll say it again, London is expensive. Central London is like Manhatten, New York for property prices. Unless your wife is to be staggeringly well paid, you'll need to get a place outside the city for anything even remotely liveable at a price that doesn't make your testicles climb back inside you.

    A quick look at Richmond shows studio flats starting at £800-900 per month. One bedroom flats starting at £1,100.

  2. Monster, Indeed and Reed are the best websites. Cold calling can't hurt, although many companies have HR goons that want you to go through a certain process that usually starts with an advert in one of those sites. Nobody's going to freak out at you for ringing them up though.

  3. Our Netflix sucks, you can google ways around the regional block to get US Netflux like everyone else does. We have satellite and cable TV that'll give you most shows popular in the US. Sky is basically Fox's UK division, so you'll get anything Fox has (Simpsons and the like). You'll also get the BBC which means a tonne of great content. You do have to pay for a TV licence here though.

    You won't get corn dogs, our chocolate is sweeter, there are specialist shops you can buy US snacks if you're desperate.

  4. Not any huge lifestyle changes. We have smaller houses, smaller cars (the island is quite crowded), no guns (including police, although in London with the terror threats you'll likely see anti terror police armed to the teeth). One thing that's a bit of a culture shock is because there's no guns, there's more petty aggression from youths and the like.

    Our portion sizes are much smaller. Food and petrol are more expensive. Pubs are an important part of UK culture, we tend to drink more and more often than Americans (or anywhere except Russia, really). Our beers are great.

  5. your mileage may vary, but most Brits have a kind of double face. We can be ranting about hating Americans, then when we meet one we're thrilled. If you can separate the impersonal views of Americans with the personal like of individual Americans, you'll be fine. Don't be surprised to hear someone slagging off Americans before apologising and explaining the don't mean you of course.

  6. use google to look up the best company to deliver "cable" or internet. Sky does great packages which will give you everything. BT and virgin will gives you a more stripped down cable, but good Internet. We don't have the weird regional monopolies the US has, it's the free market here so look for the cheapest and best deal.

  7. you need an adaptor for our 3 pin sockets. Our plugs are the best in the world, but no other country uses them for reasons we find mystifying.

  8. a lot of us are asking the same question about football. You can always fake it.
u/JeromeAtWork · 7 pointsr/vancouver

Wow, Amazon actually sells them

>I plug on end into a standard 120v ac socket and the other into my pool to kill all the frogs
10/10 would buy again

u/closet_otaku_desu · 7 pointsr/AnimeFigures

I'll link the full order:

u/redlotusaustin · 7 pointsr/homeautomation

If you don't mind going the DIY route, you could probably come in under $100 for parts for the strips:

u/Hfftygdertg2 · 6 pointsr/electrical

It is more likely to be dangerous than using a 2 prong device. A 2 prong device is designed to be safe without a ground. A three prong device is designed to use the ground for safety, which means of something goes wrong dangerous voltage could be present on the metal parts of the device (including things like USB ports).

If you can't afford an electrician, maybe a portable GFCI would work. For example

u/aurorafluxic · 6 pointsr/battlestations

This looks amazing. Can I make a suggestion though? I too have a power outlet right under my desk, but to prevent that "hanging cable" from showing up, I use one of these guys:

It fairly rigid, and allows me to make my setup look like this, with a nice flat look (it rotates) and the power cord going straight up against the back wall:

Great work!

u/itstoffer · 6 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Etekcity 10 Pack Power Extension Cord Cable, 16AWG-13A, 3 Prong Grounded, UL Listed (Black, 1-Foot)

These make life way easier.

u/areakode · 6 pointsr/homelab

$16.99 right now, but they frequently drop as low as $13.99 for a 10-pack of 1 ft cords. Unless you need 10, I doubt this will be much of a deal at the moment.

u/minibeardeath · 6 pointsr/vaporents

And here are the details of my build.

The basic circuit is:

[power brick positive] -----> [switch] --------> [Induction module] ----------> [power brick negative]

Here is the list of purchased parts I used:

u/NestProE · 6 pointsr/Nest

Hey there! Sorry that this is happening to you. While I agree with others, it makes no sense that that using your fan wire as a common fixed your issue - But it did! So that's great news for now.

For the record, I have had clients before tell me your same exact story - Their Nest suddenly needed a common after years of it working perfectly. Whether it's due to a surprise update, power outage, or strange anomaly - don't worry, others have been in your shoes. Just another quirk that comes with having the Nest.


u/aaronisafalcomain · 6 pointsr/synthesizercirclejerk
u/skftw · 5 pointsr/Aquariums

Just a tip, if you put your heaters on a GFCI outlet it will protect you and your livestock if it ever breaks. Not a bad idea for the rest of the equipment either, to protect against pump leaks or lights getting dropped in the water. Just plug a powerstrip into one of these and you're good to go.

u/bonkus · 5 pointsr/pics
u/burkholderia · 5 pointsr/guitarpedals

You can put the PP2 under the board and just strap it in place with a couple zip ties. I have mine mounted this way. Not as secure as using the mounting brackets but if you don't have the tools to do the drilling (I didn't at the time) it works. I have it mounted against the center post so I could do two sets of zip ties in each direction.

I also have a power strip mounted underneath this way with a couple space saver adapters so that my wallwart power supplies would fit and the board was still flat against the ground. The link above is expensive for a single one, I found 5 packs for less than that, but just to give you an idea of what I was talking about.

u/DiDgr8 · 5 pointsr/Tivo

You don't even need a new power strip just get a bunch of these power extension cords.

As an aside, Irma wasn't Cat 3 when it hit Central FL. It was Cat 2 down here in Fort Myers. I just got my cable and power back on today (and about half the county is still down) and my TiVo survived just fine. I missed a couple of recordings, big whoop. I couldn't even have bought a Bolt today.

OP is a whiner.

u/cirenj · 5 pointsr/Dynavap

This is my parts list.... Simple and it works

The enclosure I used:

The 5A power supply (5A and you don't have to use a mosfet):

I used a glass slide tube for inside of the coil. You will have to rewrap the coil on the IH to fit around the slide, not hard at all:

The actual IH:

The 5v switch w/ wiring harness (you don't need any extra wires this way):

A Unibit would be a good thing to have to get the 3 holes drilled in the box. A hotglue gun and a screwdriver and your set....

u/BigTimpin · 4 pointsr/amazon

Awesome thanks! I actually saw a perfect one in the recommended items section:

Yours looked good too but I'd be concerned at how loose the swiveling outlets are - the air freshener is an oil heater so I wouldn't want it to swivel sideways at some point.

Anyway I found what I was looking for so thanks so much!

u/TayRay420 · 4 pointsr/computers

No offense, but you make no sense in that question.

What I think you're referring to is a usb hub with external power, something like this. Which would provide 5V DC to your USB devices. Some devices like portable hard drives receive their power straight from USB and might not work with a passive (ie no external power) hub.

Or maybe you're referring to an AC wall socket that comes with a USB port with a built in regulator tied directly to your AC line. Something like this. Which has essentially moved your USB->AC outlet adapter inside the wall.

u/Kmill83 · 4 pointsr/hydro

2 600w LEDs and it doesn't exceed 850w on the whole smart plug.
power pictures

Edit: in the power pictures you can see I took extra precaution. Most everything in the tent has built in trips, but I don't trust those or my apartment. I bought these extension cords then routed every plug through one of those to my battery backup using a 1ft extension when needed. Finally, everything is going to a smart plug with energy monitoring so I can calculate what I cost the energy bill every month. This allows me to make sure I grow the value of what I spend on growing at least. So far, I'm still running about even at $40 a month.

u/MeatyJonesTheRapper · 4 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Container: Rubbermaid 20 gal Brute Bin

Lights: Kingbrite 60 W Quantum Board (if you want dimmable, ask for a dimmable driver like the HLG-60H-36B and a potentiometer)

Screws: You'll need lots of nuts, long screws, washers, and spacers to mount the board and PSU. First put the board on the lid and mark where to drill, then drill holes. Then put the power supply on the outside in the middle, mark and drill those hoses. Mount power supply and then flip lid over and mount the light, using long screws and nuts to hold it in place (the light should NOT touch the lid but be 1-2 inches from it, held in place by nuts). Drill small hole for power line, then connect. Finally, drill 3 inch hole for exhaust beside the light. You'll also need long screws with nuts to keep the fan and shrouds together. Be sure to use spaces anywhere the screw heads or nuts are touching the lid or the lights. For light spacers, I used rubber spaces between the nuts.

Cooling shrouds: 120mm Fan Duct Cooling Shroud to 4 Inch Vent Hose

90 degree 4 inch elbow for exhaust: 4 in. 90° Round Adjustable Elbow

4" to 3" reducer for exhaust: 4 in. to 3 in. Round Reducer

2x regular JB Weld to mount the reducer and 3 inch "trunk"

Fan: Delta AFB1212SHE-PWM 120mm x 38mm 4pin PWM+Tac Sensor Extreme Hi-speed 3700 RPM 151 CFM

Fan controller: Noctua NA-FC1 4-pin PWM Fan Controller

Fan power supply: LE Power Adapter, UL Listed, 3A, 120V AC to 12V DC Transformer, 36W Power Supply

Fan power supply adapter: CRJ Female DC Power Supply Plug to 12V Molex Power Adapter Cable

Fan molex adapter: Coolerguys Mini 3-4 pin Fan Adapter (Single)

2x ABS fan elbow (for "snout" intake): 3 in. ABS DWV 90-Degree Hub x Hub Long-Turn Elbow

Air filter for intake: 16.25 in. x 12.5 in. x 0.19 in. - 16.3 in. x .2 in. x 12.5 in. - CF300 Carbon Filter

Air filter (not pictured): VIVOSUN 4 Inch Air Carbon Filter Odor Control with Australia Virgin Charcoal for Inline Fan

Fan hose (not pictured): iPower GLDUCT4X8C 4 inch 8 feet Non-Insulated Flex Air Aluminum Foil

Watering device (not pictured): Janolia Automatic Irrigation Kit, Self Watering System, with Electronic Water Timer

Camera (not pictured): Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision (glue steel piece for magnetic base onto the upper side of the bin)

Notes: This design is very safe because it keeps all electronic components high in the bin. At the same time, using a battery powered watering system keeps you from requiring to ever open it. The lamp runs very cool. The PWM fan controller works well and keeping the air moving without using a lot of power (do NOT buy a cheap voltage modulator, I did first and it doesn't work nearly as well as the PWM controller). The Wyze cam is super cheap and lets you keep an eye on everything or make timelapses. Have fun growing your tomatoes!

u/Creoden · 4 pointsr/Hue

I've been using multiple FLS-PP along with LED strips and it works fine with the current HUE firmware, you can get one of the modules and see if it works with your LED strip, just a quick look, and it has the same plug that the 5050s LEDs I have, but the 5050s LEDS are RGB.

u/Karkov_ · 4 pointsr/simracing

I was looking at something like this: power adapter
5 amp seems more than sufficient

u/bcbrz · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Note that if you dont have an existing C wire and dont wanna run new wire you can also buy a plug-in adapter that fakes it.

24 Volt C-Wire Power Adapter/Transformer for Ecobee Nest Honeywell Emerson Smart WiFi Thermostat by Fyve Global | 25 ft Cable

u/pandaman1784 · 4 pointsr/ecobee

If you don't mind an external transformer near the thermostat, you can just buy this:

The wires from the transformer go into Rc and C. Your current wires go into Rh and W. I did this for my parents. Works amazing.

u/pooveyhead · 3 pointsr/computers

If your laptop can accept 240v, you can plug your computer in with a socket converter like this. I would not recommend plugging a US adapter into a UK socket without a socket converter.

If your computer does not accept 240V and only accepts 120V, you won't be able to plug in your computer to that socket without a voltage converter, like one seen here.

The 12 pounds or so it would cost you to get both items is probably a lot less expensive than replacing your laptop, so I'd consider going this route before damaging your computer.

u/Dustin-Mustangs · 3 pointsr/RetroPie

There are power supplies you can get that come with a power button on the cord. I have personally had bad luck with those, resulting in low voltage warnings despite having a properly sized power supply. If you put a switch before the power supply you don’t have to worry about any of that.

Here are a couple of options that would accomplish this:

GE Grounded On/Off Power Switch, Plug-In, White, Energy Efficient, Space Saving Design, UL Listed, 15A, 120VAC, 1800W, 25511

Master Electrician 6-Feet Indoor Extension Cord with 3 Outlets and On/Off Switch , Black

u/EngrKeith · 3 pointsr/amiga
u/Umlautica · 3 pointsr/hometheater

The ground pin on the outlet is not hooked up to an earth ground. Since you're renting, you can get a GFCI Outlet Adaptor for added safety. It will disconnect the outlet if power is shorting through you to the ground.

u/galron007 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

plug the power supply & network cable into some kind of device (this and this), that is suspended over the mineral oil container, that should prevent getting seepage on the floor.

u/fannypacks4ever · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I like bringing a power splitter just to charge my phone, in case all the outlets are full. Though it's not as bad as 5 years ago.

Don't wear a lot of accessories. You have to remove them all during security. Also bring comfortable shoes. Sometimes my feet swell due to the high altitude and it's such cramped seating that it's hard to stretch.

And if you're on a smaller two engine plane you may experience more turbulence (shaking and tiny sudden drops).

It also gets pretty cold in flight, regardless if where you're going. I like to bring a zip up hoodie because it's easier to put on than a sweater. Also the air is very dry. They have lotion in the tiny bathrooms, but I prefer to bring my own. I'll even put vaseline in my nose because it's so dry.

If you're bringing shampoo bottles or other liquids, store the bottles in a ziploc bag. The high altitude may cause them to burst the lid and leak everywhere. Before storing, I like to squeeze out all the air in the bottles and then cap them so there's less air to expand. It doesn't always work though because some lids aren't as air tight as they should be.

If you think you will use the bathroom a lot or don't mind getting up with other people have to use it, get the aisle seat. If you think you will be fine or don't like to be bothered to move, get the window seat. The seats are so damn cramped, it's unavoidable waking someone when you have to use the bathroom, especially since all the chairs are leaned back. If you're taller than 5'8", try to sit at the emergency exits, they usually have more leg room.

u/devpsaux · 3 pointsr/CarnivalCruiseFans

Power strips will get confiscated if they have surge protectors. They may even get confiscated if they don't, because of overzealous security people who have been told to take anything with a switch. I use one of these if I need more outlets.

GE Wall Tap

The 6-power USB charging station would work well and is basically what I carry with me. I'm just partial to the Anker brand:

Anker 6-Port USB Charger

Newer ships may have 2 110v outlets, and will have multiple USB ports.

u/hellabad · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Only thing I would suggest is work on your cable management.

You could buy something like this to hide all the cables
or something like this so the cables aren't sticking out.

u/VeryAverageDude · 3 pointsr/audiophile

You may want to look into these, so you won't have that bent up cord....

u/Fenn2010 · 3 pointsr/DIY

Do you mean something like this?

I just looked up flat cord in google and the most common name for this type seems to be slimline cord--though it seems that may be an actual brand name over a specific type of cord.

EDIT: In fact, digging a little further, would this work?. And thank you for the gold!

u/erikthorvaldsson · 3 pointsr/HomeNetworking

Seconded. I use these; they work great.

u/djmixman · 3 pointsr/homelab

Like the hidden cabinet look.. Now you just need a small UPS and some of these for those wall warts...

u/Danciusly · 3 pointsr/instantpot

You can buy 1-ft extensions by the bag or singly. Amazon/etekcity or Monoprice are reliable brands.

I remember reading that the cords are short for safety reasons, to prevent snagging, tripping accidents.

u/omgsalmon · 3 pointsr/battlestations
u/Norberces · 3 pointsr/kancolle

Sure first here's the LED strips, Power Adapters, and Dimmer. Looks like they've gone up in price a bit since I did it but it's still not too bad. I didn't take any in progress pictures so I'll just have to describe how setup went. The LED strips come with a sticky back side so I just stuck that to the poles on the front side of the Detolf. I used 1 LED strip, 1 dimmer, and 1 power adapter per 2 Detolfs but you could also use 1 strip per Detolf. This will give you more even lighting, and the power adapter should still be able to handle powering 2 fine, you'd just need to also buy a connector for the 2 strips. After you've got the stuff its as simple as just taping on the stip in a |‾| running from the outside poles and across the top of the Detolf, running the power cord outside of it through the gap in the door, and the plugging in the dimmer.

u/JennaroniPepperoni · 3 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Thanks so much! I highly recommend these LED strips. They're paper thin so they bend easily at the corners of a detolf. You'll need this adapter for the power.

My only complaint about them is that they're a little too bright at first. You get used to them though! You can't beat this nice even white lighting and the ease of installation.

u/msucurt · 3 pointsr/homegym

I bought these after a suggestion from another person on this forum. I didn't think they would work, but WOW, it made a huge difference. Brightened my area unbelievably good. First link is the LED lights. Second link is the adapter to be able to plug it in.

I just wrapped mine around the inside of my window.

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Strip Lights, 300 Units SMD 3528 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car Bar Indoor Party Decoration (Daylight White)

LE Power Adapter, Transformers, Power Supply For LED Strip, Output 12V DC, 3A Max, 36 Watt Max, UL Listed

u/provideocreator · 3 pointsr/videography

Based on the specifications of that monitor, it requires a 7-18V DC power adapter. Within that range, you can get at 12V DC adapter for cheap and they're very common and generic. The amperage required by the monitor is less than 1A, so a this power adapter will work fine. Within the specifications of your monitor, and not expensive.

u/_ataraxia · 3 pointsr/snakes

i bought these LED strip lights, which can be cut down to whatever length, and this power supply. i also bought some extra wire and connectors so i could run one long strip of LED lights through all four enclosures. worked around the adhesive issue by hot gluing the fuck out of them. i scratched up a line about two inches away from the front wall, to create some texture for the hot glue to grab, and allowed some extra glue to sort of wrap around the strip and prevent the strip from being peeled away from the glue.

u/astronautpen · 3 pointsr/woodworking

Thanks! I purchased all the LED parts from Amazon. Here are the links.

LED Strip:
Power Supply:

The LED Strip can be cut every three lights, so you can make it whatever length you want. I have a ton of it left over. For the dimmer I just cut the power cord a few inches after the adaptor and wired it into the terminal block.

u/DexterMorgan67 · 3 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Powerline adapters are perfect for what you're looking for. Do not plug them into a surge protector, they get weird. You can get either ones with outlet passthrough or without. I'd also suggest getting these to get that plug off the wall a bit.

u/TriMyBalsagna · 3 pointsr/Dynavap

You will need an induction heater

You will need a power supply

Technically that's really all you need. You could wire the leads to the induction heater and plug it in and it will be on. But I don't think anyone likes the idea of leaving this thing plugged in and always on. Which is why most users will choose some sort of switch set up. For my induction heater I used this one.

Several users have pretty in-depth full guides. I think the best and most clear one out right now is this one

u/Teh_Chap · 3 pointsr/Dynavap

Big shout out to the /u/beasthoss guide in the sidebar. Worked like a charm first time. Induction heating really makes the already awesome dynavap experience even better. All parts used are listed below for anyone interested. I did use some t-taps I had laying around but no solder.

Induction Heating Module

Power Supply

Glass Adapter

Momentary Switch

Project Enclosure

Drill Bit

Edit for parts list.

u/justinfanok · 3 pointsr/HomeKit

24 Volt C-Wire Power Adapter/Transformer for Ecobee Nest Honeywell Smart Wifi Thermostat By Fyve Global | 25 Foot Cable

u/FistThePooper6969 · 3 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Get something like these: [UL Listed] Miady Short Power Extension Cord Outlet Saver, 16AWG/13A, 3 Prong (10 Pack, Black, 8 Inch)

Those are US, but hopefully there are some for your plug format. Perfect for power strips.

u/avramce · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

As everyone said, immediate win would be zip-ties or velcro to manage the excess length, you can get a 100M spool of twist ties from a dollar store or homedepot or online. For the more permanent cables like the power cables, you can fix them to the back wall with wire channels, for the power bricks, you can free them from the powerstrip with either a power squid or a short extension cable. Lastly, for multiple cords that are going in the same direction or through the same hole on your entertainment center, consider a cable sleeve to clean up the look.

u/sant0slhalper · 2 pointsr/mflb

The charger is multi-voltage so just get a UK -> US adaptor plug.

u/pitaenigma · 2 pointsr/ireland

>Get yourself one of these bad boys ya mad thing. No need to be replacing all your plugs.

I fucking hate adaptors (not to mention that Israeli plugs are not like American) so I'll probably spend the extra don'tknowwhat and get a new USB charger and laptop cable. Not a big deal.

Seriously what the fuck is up with those plugs? The world has pretty much agreed on flat or round, maybe have the ground look different, and UK and Ireland are like ''Fuck it, rectangles. And the ground is on top. That's how we roll''

u/fragglet · 2 pointsr/google

You don't need a different charger, you'll just need an adapter so you can plug it in. Something like one of these.

European sockets run at 230V while US ones run at 110V, so for some types of appliances there can be problems. But things like laptop chargers are made for the international market anyway, so they almost always just work.

u/Badagaboosh · 2 pointsr/vaporents

Just buy something like this. Doesn't need to be MFLB-specific.

u/dave-a-sarus · 2 pointsr/boutiquebluray

I got this one and haven't had any problems so far

u/bunghole169 · 2 pointsr/techsupport

ok cool it says 100-240 so i can use that one u linked right

or this one

u/Ranzel · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Usually this won't be a problem unless plugging an extremely excessive amount of power into it, it should be able to handle the 4000w extension, but if you want the security of knowing 100% this it will be able to handle it, this should work:

The only difference is it doesn't support US to EU, just US to UK, and it's higher quality, I hope this helped, best of luck!

u/Mango123456 · 2 pointsr/electrical

Perhaps you're looking for a cable with an "in-line switch". If you DIY one, be sure to switch the hot, not the neutral, and only use a polarized plug (one prong larger than the other).

u/drtonmeister · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Portable gfci?

It used to be that these were commonly available in local retail, but they've become scarce. Any hardware store should be able to order one however.

Note that many of the portable ones have a "feature" that they also disconnect the power to what is plugged in in the event of a power failure, and need to be manually reset. That is a feature that I like for power-tools (poor man's "no volt release" switch), but it is undesirable on things like aquarium pumps and heat-tapes. The yeliow home depot one is reported to not disconnect on power failures, and that is the sort you would want.

u/Ekrof · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I've never seen a pre-wired 12v PC fan, but I wan't really saying that the ones you linked aren't safe. You can use GFCI outlets, those will protect you from shocks.

u/Wyo-Patriot · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

You will probably have to get a cheater plug and then plug into that a GFCI protector like this one to protect you and your piano.

u/vtable · 2 pointsr/pics

It's a tiny bit cheaper to make them this way than to have an extra bit of cable between the transformer and the plug. Meanwhile, consumers lose two or more outlets on their power bar or wall plug.

Mini extension cords like these are really helpful for these (but I'd rather not have to use them).

u/Imbeingoriginal · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

Can also get these little 8" extension cord cables (sometimes they call them wall wart savers or something like that) to get the one spot to fit.

u/bookmonkey786 · 2 pointsr/onebag

Id say maybe make sure one of the pants is a nice normal looking one that you can pair with the shirt for a nice date night, so many places you would want to do that.

I'd prefer an extra shirt and underwear or two just so I don't have to deal with the washing, weight is low enough that it was worth it for me, space has never been a concern, I personally travel with 5 tshirt and undies, but many people travel with just 2 pairs.

Do you really need the vest when you have the hoodie and down jacket and rain shell?

Compact alternative for power strip: a 3 way power splitter, combine with a 1ft extension cord for a more compact power strip that can also deal with bulky wall warts better.

u/mugsoh · 2 pointsr/Cruise

This one is a bit more compact.

u/pooperdooper · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles

Actually is using a power strip. that's what's in the priority mail box.

btw a generous thing to travel with or take to starbucks-- this

u/JimmyTheFace · 2 pointsr/msu

I didn't have the dorm experience, but I lived far enough from campus that I would hang out there all day most days.

Quality shoes - you will be walking quite a bit. Depending on your style, consider something like a waterproof hiking shoe that will last through some like snows.

Reusable water bottle that will fit in your backpack well. Sparty's will fill it up, or you can use the drinking fountains.

I'm a fan of some of the /r/edc stuff as well, a small flashlight can be very useful, and shouldn't run over $20.

A small plug splitter, would be very useful. I have a more complicated one, but if I did it again, I'd get this. A lot easier to charge your laptop/phone when you don't have to convince someone to unplug theirs.

Either a collapsible umbrella or packable raincoat.

Extra headphones. I'm lucky enough to have accumulated several pairs of iphone earbuds, so if I lose/break one, I'm still okay.

u/whozurdaddy · 2 pointsr/WTF

"No sir, we dont sell those. They are dangerous. But you can easily fix your problem by cutting off the female end, and attaching a male end."

or, just wait until Amazon has them back in stock

u/RugerRedhawk · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Here's the amazon product page. It's $2 cheaper.

3/5 stars with 17 reviews. Quality seems sketchy.

u/MJAT · 2 pointsr/DIY

Not quite following what you are trying to accomplish..pic may help.

This 90 hug mini extension may work or this small pop out 90

u/justAreallyLONGname · 2 pointsr/assholedesign

You mean one of These.

[Insert text here] (Link in here)

Yours didn't work because you used \ before the [].

u/mottld · 2 pointsr/ToobAmps

I recommend getting a three prong to two prong adapter for your scope so It isnt grounded on the power input/chassis.

One channel to each grid. Nothing in the input jacks of amp, volumes turned down. The only dc offset you should see is whatever the fixed bias is set to. You could pull the power tubes and disconnect the fixed bias to be sure.

u/alaskanoble · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

Etekcity 10 Pack Power Extension Cord Cable, 16AWG-13A, UL Listed, 2015 Upgraded Version (Black, 1-Foot)

u/ansible47 · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

Probably not the fix for your situation, but I have way too many wallwarts and these are great

For the sake of isolating variables, see if you still have the same issues. If you do, an iso brick isn't going to fix it either.

u/rsoandrew · 2 pointsr/askanelectrician

Go on Amazon and get a pack of "plug saver"s or "outlet savers" get 16AWG. Something like this (but there may be cheaper, I just did a quick search) -

u/intulor · 2 pointsr/HomeKit

Check amazon for extension cords. They sell packs of 6/12 inch cords that you can plug into each outlet on a strip and then use to plug in any kind of accessory, like wall warts or smart plugs. It’s not elegant looking, but it’s the best way I’ve found to make use of every socket on a power strip, at least without getting a strip with outlets that rotate to give you more room.

Something like this:

u/Jedi_Lucky · 2 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

They are called liberators and you can buy them on Amazon:

u/JohnFrum · 2 pointsr/Surface

But that big brick would take up 2-3 slots on my power strip. I hate when manufactures make me plug in bricks. I had to get these to deal with that issue.

u/Feltz- · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

power strip extensions

Your welcome.

u/payeco · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

Those are perfect keeping your power strip from being clogged up with wall warts and things like smart power outlets. They really come in handy, I'm already on my second 10 pack of them.

u/ChewWork · 2 pointsr/Workbenches

They provide enough light but aren't super bright, I do have the option of putting another strip across (I only used half) to make it brighter but 1 should be enough. You can't beat the price: LEDs and Power Source . I originally was going to hold them up by zip ties, but the backing is sticky enough to stay on the wire shelf. I'm not sure how well it will stand up in the future but for now it's great.

u/TheAdster · 2 pointsr/huelights

Ok, so I'm about to embark on this project. I want to put the Hue strips behind my TV, but I need 2 strips, which is expensive and cumbersome. Here's what I've been able to find...

I purchased some item from Amazon. Here's what I got:
16 foot roll of RGB LED's:

12v RGB LED Power Amplifier:

12v Power Supply for LED Strip:

Here's what I plan on doing. I cut off the LED strips AFTER the Philips controller. That should leave 4 wires, the R, G, B and V+ wires. I connect that to the RGB Amplifier. I them connect the amplifier to the RGB strip and voila, everything should work, in theory. I haven't completed this project yet, I just got the items today. I plan on recording a video assembling everything together. There's a few videos on YouTube showing this as well, but they're vague. Hope this post helps!

u/Vaporhead · 2 pointsr/snakes


I made sure to get the 3000k as they're a warmer softer light, as well as waterproof. I got myself one power adapter per box (each box was a single piece, so I ordered to strands of lights).

The lights are adhesive backed, but adhesives in the enclosure are a big no no, so I just used the adhesive to hold em in place while I placed them, and then siliconed them into place for good.

The lights are cool cause you can wire multiples together with available adapters and connectors. The strands come with a couple adapters too. But no power supply, so make sure you get one, or something equivalent.

Also, I wrapped the lights around the upper perimeter of my boxes, but they're definitely bright enough that I'm considering taking about 1/4 out. They're not overly bright, but it's more of a personal opinion, but my snakes don't seem to mind them. So you may not need more than one strand, depending on how much light you want in the enclosure.

u/dubyrunning · 2 pointsr/flashlight

OP could also use the Viltrox with an AC adapter to run on a power bank with an AC outlet like this one. The 24,000 mAh one would probably run a Viltrox for 10 hours, and the 40,200 mAh version would almost certainly well exceed that.

EDIT: Based on reviews, this one would probably be better.

u/Mrcool360 · 2 pointsr/PSVR
u/seismosaur · 2 pointsr/electricobjects

You don’t need to match the 2A input. You just need it to take in AC power and and put out 12V 3A. This is what I got and no issues with it:

The cord on that is almost 4ft. I don’t quite need a 6 ft cord because my EO is mounted right above an outlet that’s hidden by furniture.

u/thriceone · 2 pointsr/PSVR

Yes, standard 12v 3A with proper polarity from a reputable brand should work just fine.

/u/MattAces posted this one in a previous thread, I haven't confirmed this one would work or not, though.

AC Adapter

u/asorba · 2 pointsr/electrical

This would get you very close, it's slightly under powered. Do you have the specs on what the adapter is powering?

This one would also work, but it could supply too much amperage if the device is shorting or having other electrical issues.

Edit: Either way, you could replace the end with the one from your adapter if they do not fit, assuming you know how to crimp or preferably solder and shrink tube.

u/Bill0405 · 2 pointsr/Vive

I ordered 2 of these to fill my 10' x 10' playspace

I ordered 5 boxes of these to attach them. 1 in each corner, and 1 in the middle of each tile.

I angled the pins so that they went all the way in and are sturdier.

For the lights it took 2.5 spools of this

Also an adapter

And a remote to power it all on/off without having to plug it in over and over.

u/nerdybirdie · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

This is the one they sell for it, I don't think I'd have anything appropriate on hand. But thanks :)

u/Squadz · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures


With this:

Canadian links, but they have them in other countries.

Very simple to setup - I just put it right next to the rods in the Detolf and went up and around.

u/icydeadpeeps · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

Are you talking about the power supply for the Charsoon charger in the UAVFutures video? If so I also had the issue you have (as well as another issue where it killed one of my batteries by not balancing properly) I bought this power supply to replace the cheapo one it came with :

I pretty much immediately upgraded to an iCharger 106b+ though and only use the Charsoon as a battery tester. It's much nicer having something that can parallel charge and discharge as well as be more reliable to not kill my batteries.

u/Brocko103 · 2 pointsr/guns

I think yours has the double doors? I had a 16-18 gun cabinet with a single door. The door was the perfect width for this Molle seat back panel. I had to cut a corner for the lock mechanism and had it sewed by a local custom leather shop. Then I drilled and used rivets to attach it to the door. I have another cabinet that I added plywood shelves to. I just used double stick tape to stick plywood to the sides, then put a shelf on top, then stick on 2 more sides, then another shelf and repeat.

It sounds like you're going overboard on lighting. I just outfitted my new safe residential security cabinet with LED strips. The safe is 40" wide, 72" tall and 25" deep. I bought this two-pack of LED strips and this power adapter and a this 5-way power splitter. I installed one full strip minus 6 inches around the perimeter of the door, and I didn't need any more. I added a loop around the sides and top at the back of the safe only because I had a second strip of LEDs, not because it was necessary.

Edit: I know it's impossible to judge brightness in a photo, but here's two I took of my safe. The single strip of LEDs facing away from the door provide sufficient light. The LEDs around the back edge add a ton of light, but the glare from looking at the LEDs cancels out a lot of the added brightness.

u/kehillah · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

So basically I used a 16" wire wreath frame and wrapped tin foil around it to reflect the light better, and stuck on the LED Lights! They don't come with a power adapter so I bought this one.

u/kickstand · 2 pointsr/travel

If all of your devices are USB-powered, I highly recommend one of these:

As for regular power adapters, I just get the cheap ones because they inevitably get lost or broken.

Make sure your electronics are rated for 220 power sources.

u/Aznboy1993 · 2 pointsr/VisitingIceland

Most of your power supplies (phones, laptops, cameras, etc. The only exception I usually see are motors, audio amplifiers and the like) will support both 110/220V and 50/60Hz. You will just need a dumb (i.e. does not do voltage/frequency conversions) adapter to allowing you to physically plug your US type outlet to a UK/EU type. I personally use this.

u/80sMidwestMom · 2 pointsr/Gifts

Here is one on Amazon. It's worth noting that if you are charging a phone or a camera battery that's post-2005 or so, you only need to use the adapter plugs. Advanced electronics don't need the actual converter.

On the other hand, a hairdryer, clippers, and other less advanced stuff will need the converter box thing. When I was studying abroad overseas (before wifi was everywhere and before I had a smartphone), I just bought a clock and hairdryer and then left it there at my host parents' house. And [gasp] used payphones with a calling card :)

u/CharlieKillsRats · 2 pointsr/travel

Those box universal adapters work really well, they are cheap, usually $10 or less and work just about everywhere and even though they are a little big its not an issue.

u/theOTHERbrakshow · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics


This will actually work. remove Q1, Q2, Q3 and everything to the right and replace with this setup. For the transistors use this. Power the whole unit with something like this.
Let me know if you need more help. Cheers!

u/SuperAngryGuy · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

How long of a strip? If it's 5 meters then you'll likely need a 12 volt 5 or 6 amp power supply.

edit- one plant, one pot. It's a common beginner's mistake to put multiple plants in a single pot. This is 3 inches of soil in a Tupperware container with the plant taken out of the container for photo purposes to give you an idea of what's possible.

u/nstig8andretali8 · 2 pointsr/electricians

Buy these and you'll have it when you need it.

u/_g550_ · 2 pointsr/Pikabu

Ещё болгарка есть. Напильник. Правда, придраться могут в Мельбурне: таки порча имущества.

Есть короткие удлинители

u/MobileNerd · 2 pointsr/Hue

Here ya go:

I don't use the plugs on my FLS-pp's that I have. I just cut the plug off the power supply and hard wired it directly to the FLS-pp. Since mine is a permanent installation this isn't an issue. Honestly I don't see why you would ever want the plug. It not like you will be swapping power supplies that often or ever.

u/GeckoDeLimon · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

I followed the Ikea LACK build, with my own mods.

I don't live near an IKEA, so I bought two end tables @ $8/ea, but ended up paying $26 total after shipping. I then purchased $60 in plexi, but used corrugated plastic for the back panel since it's significantly cheaper and the white background reflects more light on the print bed. It's basically the stuff that political yard signs are made out of (if that makes sense). I printed standoffs / brackets to hold the plexiglass (see Thingiverse), $14 in brackets & board for the side shelf. The lights were about $45, using this, this, & this. I put the LED strips on aluminum channel, but that really could have been skipped. I just had some from a previous project.

Because I went "full nerd", I used an arduino & temperature sensor to create a temperature controlled fan, with LED control panel (designed & printed bracket), and used sketch-up to build an exhaust housing very similar to this one, except for a 120mm fan. I don't have a filter on the enclosure now, and to be honest, 90% of the time, the fan is off. But I wanted to be able to place a charcoal filter on the exhaust fan for ABS, so I planned ahead. I'm going to tie my OctoPi to the Arduino and trigger the fan on high after a print ends to cool the enclosure down faster so I can pull parts off the glass bed sooner.

I'll guess my all-up price was about $200. It could have been done for probably $130 without the arduino & lighting tom foolery.

Other mods pictured are the printed Z-axis braces on the printer itself, this fan shroud on the control box (because the stock fan is a joke), and the aforementioned borosilicate glass print bed.

Until you have an enclosure sorted, even surrounding the printer on 3 sides with cardboard proved to be a huge step in the right direction for me. It proved that yeah, I really do want an enclosure.

u/QuietImpact699 · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting
u/vigulfr · 2 pointsr/Dynavap

Chanzon ( is the one that I used. I just ordered the Kastar ( - it should arrive tomorrow. I'll try that and report back!

u/dandu3 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Something like this is better suited. You'll probably want to check if the size is correct, but it's usually that size with 12V.

u/Layman76 · 2 pointsr/Dynavap

i think they were just kidding, but seriously, these are great. as i'm in the middle of a build right now, i have to ask: have you had any luck with the kastar PSU or is there one you recommend more? this is the one I've got in my cart at the moment but if you think the one you linked would be better i'd save a couple bucks. thanks for your wiring diagram, btw!

u/pixel_of_moral_decay · 2 pointsr/ecobee

I think your problem is the C wire... per your comment you have RC/W/Y/G... you need a C.

If your unit has a C terminal but unused, you can use the adapter ecobee's include to make a 4 wire system work. If not, then you might need something like this:

in addition to the adapter ecobee includes to give you power. Then treat that as your C... I haven't personally done this, maybe someone here can give you more feedback.

u/CorkyBingBong · 2 pointsr/Nest

99% chance you need a C wire. Myself and many others with 2 wire boiler systems were in this boat (even down to getting the same error e195). The good news is that it sounds like you already have a third wire in your walls, even if it isn't hooked up. You could just try and connect the wire to your boiler transformer but I wouldn't recommend this. Those transformers weren't meant to power both the boiler and an additional device (the Nest) and you'll likely see more power problems. Instead, you could purchase a plug-in external transformer, plug it in near your boiler, and send power over the C wire (there's lots of articles on how to do this - it's dead easy). I've been running mine in this configuration for a year with zero e195 errors. I actually had to take the extra step of installing a FastStat CommonMaker to "fake" a third wire as I didn't have one in my walls but luckily you don't have to do that.

**EDIT: You do not require a Nest Pro installer for this... if you were able to install your Nest then you will be able to do the above very easily.

u/fapricots · 2 pointsr/hvacadvice

Am I seeing correctly that this is a wood-burning furnace with electric backup? That's fun- I don't often see those around here (western PA, USA)!

Personally, I get a little nervous about splicing in wires to control boards without photos. It *looks* like you should be ok in this case, but it might be better to just use a plug-in 24V transformer (~$15 USD)

u/Eccentrica_Gallumbit · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Ok just making sure. Call the maintenance guy for the apartement complex and see if he can help you get it sorted. My guess is that you have a standard R and W wire (no idea which is which without seeing the boiler). If you need a C wire, you're going to need to have a plug in transformer.

u/loogie97 · 2 pointsr/homeowners

If you don’t have an extra wire, you can buy a 24v wall wort to power the nest. It isn’t pretty but it works.

u/Niyok · 2 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

They make 1ft power cords, called outlet savers, solely for this purpose. It's going to leave a mess of cables though.

Shop power strips have outlets extremely spaced out. Obviously at the cost of space and price.

Like you said a system in place would solve this mess, but it's difficult getting everyone to agree on changing their standard. Relevant xkcd.

u/ponytail1961 · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Something like this is what you are looking for.

u/pepesaiko140 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch
u/Ryuksan2021 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

just buy a converter, they're like 6 bucks on amazon

u/dwcanker · 1 pointr/bicycling

Chainreactions was selling these super cheap and I'm betting he bought one from them because I did the same :).

You just need one of those or look around and see if you have a cable that fits, it uses a pretty common one. I bought the converter but ended up finding a cord from an old printer that fit. And yes it works with 110v.

u/SnappyCrunch · 1 pointr/techsupport

Could be a problem with the mainboard or power supply. Neither of those things are cheap or quick fixes, and for a problem as simple as "I need to turn it on via the power switch at the back", I'd live with it. If it's absolutely unbearable, like you've gotta crawl under the desk every time you want to turn the computer on, then I suggest getting an extension cord with a switch in the middle, so that you can have that switch you need in a convenient location.

u/grunthos503 · 1 pointr/askanelectrician

How about a small power strip or a switched extension cord with multiple outlets.

u/TheTVC15 · 1 pointr/vinyl

A bit late on this, but this was happening to my new (30 year old) JVC AL-F3. It just righted itself out of the blue the other day, so it's fine now. Still, if you haven't found a solution, I'd recommend buying an extension cord with an on/off switch, like this one:
The switch on that is closer to where you plug in everything else, so what I did was just put the switch in the nook between my turntable and the side of my shelf.

u/TherionSaysWhat · 1 pointr/SCREENPRINTING

I used to use the same method (with a wrist watch, pre smart phone days). It works pretty well if your times aren't long. Consider getting an extension cord with in-line switch to make it easier.

After getting sick and tired of looking at my watch, I started using these photo enlarger timers which is what I've been using ever since. Well, I have a digital one now but essentially the same thing.

As far as the vacuum, I've not needed one for my stuff but I don't do a lot of fine halftones or complicated index prints. If you DO want to do process or index prints, you will probably need the vacuum.

u/tooclosetocall82 · 1 pointr/buildapc

It's not if there's no risk - say if a wire in your PSU becomes loose an touches the metal housing and then you touch the PSU housing you may get shocked or worse electrocuted. Best thing to do if you can't rewire your place would be to install a GFCI outlet or get a surge protector with GFCI built in. Something like this. It will shut down the flow of current if it detects it going anywhere other then back into the plug (like through you). These are what you have in your bathrooms and on the end of your hair dryer where the risk of electrocution is far greater than sitting beside your computer.

u/Jibco · 1 pointr/buildapc

You can go ahead and plug it in, but the grounded outlet would be safer. Mostly things will work fine, but watch out if you have a cheap power supply in the PC because they can occasionally transfer some voltage to the PC case. That won't give you a big shock, but it can tingle. The main safety issue is if something fails in the power supply that shorts to the case, then it will energize the case. A ground would prevent that. A GFCI plug can give some protection for that.

Also be sure to unplug it whenever there are lightning stirikes even remotely close to you.

u/Beezlesnort · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Because it costs less.

They could put a small cord on it that leads to the power brick, but that would add a few cents to the cost of the item. Multiply that by a few thousand, and it adds up.

There are solutions out there.

Like this

Or this

Or this

u/snuzet · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I've seen (own) very short 3-prong cords from computer store intended for when you have a power brick needing to fit into pc power strip. Maybe 6"

Link: Not what I have but literally found in seconds for search for very short extension cords
very short cord seen on amazon

u/ChilledMayonnaise · 1 pointr/techsupport

They are suitable.

I've used older versions of powerline, which could do about 10-15Mbps with a reasonable amount of latency - around 5-10ms RTT.

As far as gaming is concerned, as long as you aren't the gamers equivalent to high-frequency trading needs, the additional latency (even with older tech) isn't going to be your worst problem.

The only thing to remember is that you don't want to plug your powerline devices into surge strips/multi-tap hunks of crap. They need to plug straight into a wall socket. It this is a concern (they're giant wall-warts), you may want to look into purchasing a super short extension cord.

u/SuperGeometric · 1 pointr/editors

They make little 3-inch extension cables. Eliminates the problem of one adapter taking up 2 spaces. We use these all the time.

u/thedonbizzle · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Do this instead. Use an adapter (not converter) and one of these expanders:

I’ve been traveling the world for 9 months (24 countries and counting) using this and it works like a charm. Everything you plug into it needs to have its own converter (most modern electronics chargers like cell phones, etc, and any brick plug with a “100-240v” on it should be fine.)

Never plug a hair iron or similar heat-producing device into this setup. Those always need a converter.

Also recommend a usb charging hub like one of these: With the 3-prong expander and this you can charge multiple USB devices and have room to plug in a non-usb charger. This can handle 100-240v.

u/IndependentDuck · 1 pointr/amazonecho

I've got a Dot plugged into one of these since I also only have one outlet:

Echo in the bathroom is a game changer. I can listen to music or podcasts and set reminders when I think of stuff while I'm washing up or on the can. Also have it connected to a waterproof bluetooth speaker in the shower since the Dot isn't very loud.

u/TheVerloren · 1 pointr/electricians

The gfci should pop and turn off the electricity to the power strip if it shorts, but I’m not positive. Should be okay I think, I do it. Or get something like this GE 3 Plug, Wall Tap, Adapter, Grounded Access Design, Indoor Use Only, UL Listed, White, 58368 Outlet adatper

u/caffeinatedmike · 1 pointr/amazonecho

About your Cons. (1) I know it's not the same, but you can control the switches using Tasker, Send/Expect Tasker Plugin & AutoRemote Tasker Plugin. Let me know if you'd like the links for how to do so and I'll dig them up for you :) (2) I know it's not ideal, but if you're concerned about the second outlet not being available (which many people are, and for good reason) you can always opt for something like this outlet adapter from Amazon. This one in particular would work well because the plugs are sideways, meaning the tp-link plug won't be hogging the other outlet. Plus, you'll get an additional spot or two for small-plugged appliances such as lamps.

u/Splice1138 · 1 pointr/Surface

The USB port on the charging brick is not overly powerful. There have been a lot of people who have had trouble charging their phones with it over the years, especially larger phones. I've never heard of having to replace the battery for this.

Easy fix? Maybe not what you'd like but if the charger still works on the SP3 alone something like this plus this.

u/Anonymanx · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I carry one of these in my computer bag at all times.

u/SweepTheLeg_ · 1 pointr/techsupport

Great, thanks!

Do you think the one you sent would work better or this?

(quick note that the power cord is 2 prong)

u/MMauro94 · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

Why don't you use one of these?

u/77Yamachop · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Run the line out of your keezer and to the inkbird temp controller. If its the Itc-308, get a Grounded 3-outlet tap and plug the freezer and the fan into the cooling side.
Then the fan will turn on only when the freezer is running.

u/jpb · 1 pointr/sysadmin

There are never enough power outlets at conferences, especially IT ones. You'd think they'd realize that a large chunk of their attendees have multiple gadgets that will need charging between sessions, sobring a power strip or splitter. I have one of these ( in my laptop bag, and it is awesome for conferences and airports, it is a cube about an inch on a side that splits out to three power outlets.

u/Gnathostomato · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Commonly called a "suicide cord" or "suicide cable", for obvious reasons. They can be used to backfeed power from a generator into an existing system of outlets. In an emergency. If you're desperate. Here was one commercially available I wonder why they stopped selling it.

u/jtroye32 · 1 pointr/funny

Looks like someone sold a few on Amazon at one point:

u/badbradbruh · 1 pointr/WTF

Guns, bug-spray, and propane gas are dangerous too, but they probably sell those. Plug the double-male into the non-powered part first, and you should be okay.
Dual Male Plug 12-Gauge Connection Extension Cord

u/waffleninja · 1 pointr/pics
u/psychoreaper · 1 pointr/Philippines

Anyone knows where to find flat-plugged extension cords like this:

Either online or local stores. Nag check ako sa Ace Hardware sa Megamall wala akong mahanap. Thanks.

Edit: wrong link

Edit 2: local online stores to be exact like Lazada and Shopee

u/dorri732 · 1 pointr/audio

Get one of the cheater plugs (that doesn't have the ground plug) and try plugging the monitor speakers into that.

u/SirEdwardthe4th · 1 pointr/assholedesign

Buy a 3 prong to 2 prong converter from a hardware store to push the plug up an inch so you have enough room to plug in something under it

One of these.

u/SpaceIsPower · 1 pointr/audio

I had this problem and I came up with a couple solutions, depending on your budget range. You could be like me and buy a power conditioner for the speakers to give them clean power, if you feel ok with spending like $100+. Keep in mind that this may not fix your issue, but it's always good to keep your studio equipment on clean power.

You could try isolating the power for the speakers. Grab an extension cord and see if plugging them in to an outlet in another room helps. Sometimes you'll run into issues there and that could be an easy fix.

Also, one thing I'd for sure recommend is lifting the ground of the speakers. This can be done with an adapter like this one, although I HIGHLY RECOMMEND not getting them on amazon and just going to Home Depot and getting them there, they're like $.70 a pop. The ground lift helps A TON with extraneous noise, you'll notice on many DI boxes, there is a ground lift switch that can help with stage noise, it's the same concept but just with your studio monitors.

u/_HOG_ · 1 pointr/buildapc

Hi OP. What country do you live in? Curious what your mains is and whether you have a building ground.

You likely have one of three issues here:

  1. You have a building ground that is floating AND your PC is connected to it. To verify if this is the problem, get some of these ( Ground is relative and you don’t need an absolute ground to operate your PC. So, use one of these adapters for your UPS and for any device connected your PC.

  2. You have a very poor AC mains signal or circuit signal. Too high or too low or just very inconsistent. Use a $20 multimeter to test an unloaded outlet for proper voltage over time.

  3. You have a damaged power supply or your PC is next to a large source of EMI. Have you been migrating your PS from build to build? Capacitors wear out, replace your PS every 3-4 years. Cheap microwave next to your PC?
u/Dondervuist · 1 pointr/askanelectrician

I assume you're plugging the speakers into a 3 pronged outlet? There could be a ground loop between the speakers and some other device in your house- cable TV, telephone, etc. You could start troubleshooting by getting a 3 prong to 2 prong adapter like this and see if it removes the interference. (Note: this is just for troubleshooting and you should not permanently power your equipment without a ground, as it is unsafe)

There's also a possibility that the interference could be from radio frequencies, which is a completely different issue.

Probably the simplest, easiest fix would be getting a noise attenuating power supply like this or this. They are made to help isolate your audio equipment from both kinds of interference. This might fix your issue.

u/ernst_haeckel · 1 pointr/audiophile

You could try that. Cheater plugs are cheaper to test a theory.

u/psychojeremy · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Maybe try a cheap cheater plug to see if it's ground noise?

Edit: Maybe try one on your turn table as well. If the noise is from the turntable then anything after that will likely pickup the same noise.

u/ItalicsWhore · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating
u/Astr0nautikal · 1 pointr/battlestations

My brother has a vertdesk (just a different electric sit/stand desk) and he as a tripe monitor mount and got some power extension cables. Should be able to get you up and down without having things come unplugged, and "float" your monitors.

Also, how do you like the EvoDesk? Any good?

u/socsa · 1 pointr/Vive
u/Kyvalmaezar · 1 pointr/homelab

Agreed, labeling them is the best way to do it, even when they're plugged in. For my wall warts, I have them attached to a power strip with these 1ft extension cords so I can actually fit more than one in a strip. All of my electronics I don't use very often (old video game systems, VCRs, old towers, etc) get plugged into one of these power strips so they don't leach power when off. Each switch has a label for the device plugged into it and each cord plugged into it is also labeled. I have all the extenders labeled as well. This way no matter where I am in the power chain, I know what's plugged into what. The only thing that isn't labeled is the powerstrips ...yet.

u/EmpireCityRay · 1 pointr/cableporn

One of these would have helped get you the 6" you needed

u/MoogleMan3 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I use a couple of these surge protectors under my desk. They're amazing. The swivel feature is legit.

Also, if you have any power bricks that take up space, these are a must-have.

u/2wenty6point2 · 1 pointr/nes

I bought a pack of 6 inch extension cords. I am surprised at how many times I have used them in other similar situations. Might have been these:

u/devhen · 1 pointr/headphones

LOL nice.

A bag of these would probably come in handy

u/Makaizen · 1 pointr/buildapc

These might be a better solution for whatever UPS you get. It might not look tidy but definitely fixes those wall wart issues

u/azcalg · 1 pointr/arduino

I've used a 12V power supply for a motorized curtain project. Something like this should suffice depending on your motor (though if you're using a motor that draws too much current for that power supply it's probably way overpowered). You can run the arduino off of it too, just run the 12V to Vin and ground to ground. You could also use something like this to control the motor, might be easier than making a circuit out of transistors.

u/OverTheCandleStick · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car Bar Indoor Party Decoration (Daylight White)


LE Power Adapter, Transformers, Power Supply For LED Strip, Output 12V DC, 3A Max, 36 Watt Max, UL Listed

u/digi2k · 1 pointr/Workbenches

I mounted these above my workbench, they're super brightL

and then you just need a power adapter:

I mounted them facing down, behind a piece of wood so i see the lights directly.

u/wppn · 1 pointr/DIY

LED light strips come in 16ft portions and you can cut them to whatever size you want. They are also very cheap!



they plug right in and are super cheap to replace.

u/GoxBoxSocks · 1 pointr/techtheatre

Yes you'll need a power supply. If you were to buy this LED tape it comes with one, just cut the barrel connector off, strip the two leads, and connect them to the DMX decoder inputs. Then toss the remote and IR sensor in the garbage.

Or you could buy them on their own. Try not to go too cheap with them. The build you linked to uses a switch mode driver/transformer. They have surge protection and can switch between input voltage but I've found they can make a squealing sound when running.

u/MattAces · 1 pointr/PSVR

If it's AC adapter, I think it uses a pretty generic one, you should be able to find it.

u/Mauser224 · 1 pointr/lightingdesign

The product page says a 24w power consumption, so aiming for a 36w or larger power supply would be a good idea, something like this would work just fine.

u/screamingpigs · 1 pointr/crafts

I went to amazon and ordered these lights and this adaptor. I haven't gotten them in yet, but I'll let you know what I think of them when they do. They seem pretty straight forward but you never know with these kind of things haha.

As for preference of white vs warm (yellow), I used christmas lights and a white fluorescent lamp as different backlighting to see which I liked more. I picked the white because I felt it had a more mysterious/ night time feel (just my opinion haha), but all the Hari and Deepti ones use yellow light so it's all up to personal preference. Post pictures of yours when you finish! I'd love to see how it turns out! :)

u/zachzwp · 1 pointr/PSVR

This is the one I already bought. Can I just get an adapter for this? LE Power Adapter, Transformers, Power Supply For LED Strip, Output 12V DC, 3A Max, 36 Watt Max, UL Listed

u/constantino2 · 1 pointr/DIY
  1. .25A is correct, but thats 250mA.

    phone chargers are typically 5v, not 12v. Anything with a 12v >250mA output would work, so it just depends what you have laying around. Or you can get something off amazon for maybe 10 bucks at most. such as
u/Greyhame888 · 1 pointr/battlestations

No problem. My particular ones are just green, but the same company sells RGB ones. Got them on Amazon.
The LEDs themselves are here and the power supply is here. Cheers!

u/BabyMcHaggis · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

A lot of the $30 - $50 mirrors that are readily available at Walmart, Target etc. are really not that great. They're better than nothing, but that's about it. If she's as into makeup as you say she is, she's going to want something properly bright. If you're looking for a makeup mirror with lights built in already, you're going to have to invest around $80 - $100. Instead, if she already has a mirror, you can just add LED lights around the perimeter, and it works better than most makeup mirrors. Definitely better than the $30-$50 ones.

Here's what I use: this LED strip + this power adaptor. It's super easy to install if she already has a mirror, and it is BRIGHT. It's cheap (around $40CAD), and SUPER functional. I can't recommend it enough. You can probably even get a different adaptor with a switch/dimmer.

u/FrozenFuryX · 1 pointr/Gledopto

Thanks! I got one from Amazon but it doesn't look like it's the right size as my Gledopto controller. Can you help?

This is the one I got:

u/interface2x · 1 pointr/metalearth

I recommend adding [these] ( (along with this as a power source) for light. I have two curio cases lit up with these and it works great.

u/Rifful · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

Sorry, was asleeping. LED strip here

Power supply: here

Shoutout to /u/squadz , got the idea from his thread a while ago.

u/ManofWax · 1 pointr/italy

Get one of these

u/monstercoo · 1 pointr/wiiu

I learned the hard way. I fried my 3ds charger first. Then on a rainy day, I got desperate and wanted to briefly use the gamepad charger. It ruined it on the first try.

Maybe Nintendo released different charger models or maybe you were using a converter instead of an adapter? The adapter I used that fried my chargers was this one. This is the converter I used to safely charge my gamepad.

u/TheScoopster · 1 pointr/Ice_Poseidon

got one of these for 5 euro in a bodega style store in paris when I left mine at an airport. it worked with all of my electronics and did not "fry my shit". it's an adapter.


u/phyneas · 1 pointr/travel

Unless you plan to be camping in the wilderness for most of your trip, you're probably better off bringing a universal power plug adapter like this one. It's really small and light and much easier to carry around than a solar panel. As long as your USB battery pack and power converter support the voltages in those countries, you don't need a voltage converter. (Almost all USB power converters these days support 100-240V, so you are probably fine, but check to make sure so you don't start a fire or burn out your transformer or device.)

u/tanj92 · 1 pointr/Hue

No problem.

I was also looking at an alternative solution from another reddit post which would use the following items:

u/Gameguy411 · 1 pointr/electrical

I haven't purchased the LED's yet. I was looking at getting the two below and then splicing the power cord from the LEDs into the toggle switch/grounding wires.



That way everything is grounded except for the light socket and hooked into the toggle switch. What do you think?

u/KetoCann · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Greetings, Buckteers! I just installed my new 7020 LED strip powered by this adapter, and connected via this power jack adapter onto a bucket spacer and noticed only half of the LED is lit.

The other end of the strip does have wires soldered on, but I am not using them. My understanding of LED strips is that I could connect another adapter to those wires and I would not experience dimming due to voltage drop on that end. Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon? I have not contacted the seller yet. Thanks, y’all!!

u/odd84 · 1 pointr/pics

Here ya go, same thing for less than half the price:

u/mudslag · 1 pointr/somethingimade

Iv been looking for something like this, thanks. For those that are looking here's the parts...

LED strip

Power supply


u/everrymanjack · 1 pointr/Dynavap

LEDMO Power Supply, Transformers,LED Adapter, 12V, 5A Max, 60 Watt Max, for LED Strip this is the power supply we used!

u/Realcaucasian · 1 pointr/Dynavap

Module: SainSmart 5V~12V Zero Voltage...

Power Supply: LEDMO Power Supply, Transformers,LED Adapter, 12V, 5A Max, 60 Watt Max, for LED Strip
(You May want to find a 10a one instead)

Momentary Switch: yueton DC 36V 2A 16mm High Round...

Box: Pinfox 2 Pack Black Waterproof...

u/likeittight_ · 1 pointr/Dynavap

The heat up time is how I calibrated it - ya I like it that way

I put a small rock at the bottom to adjust the height - see this guys post

Without the rock it heats FAST - Too fast. I could try a smaller rock when I get around to it


IH module:

u/bobs_monkey · 1 pointr/DIY

I was more so talking about a normal power supply brick, something like this (DC power supply is the proper term, just used to incorrectly calling them transformers). I've used similar of these to drive simple LED strip light setups.

u/ChrisSlicks · 1 pointr/bicycling

That one doesn't supply enough current unfortunately.

You can use a generic 12V supply so long as it provides 5A or more. Something like this one on Amazon would probably work provided the tip size is correct. Anyone know what the plug diameter is? 2.1mm inner / 5.5mm outer is the most common but you see a variety in the real world.

u/PubliusPontifex · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

So, I would just go with 4A and assume you're ok, but that's just how I roll.

How much is your usb pulling, probably not much, honestly I really doubt you'll have a problem with the 12v/4a.

If you want to be safer, go with: but you'll still need a splitter.

u/dougmc · 1 pointr/radiocontrol

If you're on a budget, it's pretty easy to convert an old PC power supply into a 12v bench power supply and those usually have more than enough power to power several battery chargers at once.

Or if that's too hard, you can buy one of these or even one of these or something similar and they'll do the job nicely and can usually power more than one charger if you wire things up properly.

Not that there's anything wrong with spending a few dollars extra for a charger that has an AC input, of course. (And that's what I'd suggest if you buy any new chargers.) And if you want to be able to charge two batteries at once, often it's cheaper to buy two seperate chargers than a single charger that can handle two batteries simultaneously -- at least check the prices.

I had picked up this charger from HK for about $20 about a year ago and it's been really good -- but they don't seem to carry it any more. And it doesn't do AC input so ... I see no reason not to go with ohhnoez's suggested charger if you do buy a new charger.

u/SantiagoSentMe · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

I put my intakes towards the top of the bucket and my exhaust fan in the lid. It mostly depends on what type of pot you're going to use. If it fills your bucket then you'll want to have them high enough so the air isn't blocked. If there's some space around it then you could go lower but be sure to leave a little space at the bottom if you plan to make a drainage tray. I planned my bucket with a 3 gallon smart pot in mind so i kept the intakes high enough to not be obstructed. There's a link to my first bucket in my profile as Ekropf was kind enough to put it on I haven't taken pics of my 2nd bucket yet, but it's similar. That site has lots of great pictures and info. If you do end up using an intake fan you'll want to mount it somewhere that doesn't blow directly on the top of your pot as it will dry out the top layer of the medium too quickly so the wet/dry cycle will be tough to maintain.
I can't stress the passive intake enough. I was very much of the opinion that I was going to have 1 intake and 1 exhaust fan but some very good people here pointed me in the right direction before I started building. You can see the thread and comments in my profile. (Hoping I can pass along the knowledge I gained. The people on this subreddit are awesome and helped me immensely.) I was very pleasantly surprised by the pvc elbows. They're only about 80 cents each and since I had already ordered 2 fans I made a 2nd bucket. Also, if odor control is important to you then you'll want to maintain negative pressure in your bucket. Intake fans can lead to positive pressure and air leak whereas passive will guarantee negative pressure. Just Google it if you haven't read about it yet.

Regarding the fans; here's what I bought. They're plug and play for a regular outlet.
I also got lamp dimmers for my fans and they work great. Here's a link but I found them for 7 bucks at a local home store similar to Lowes or Home Depot.

I'd recommend getting a temp/humidity weather monitor and try your bucket with 1 fan first. You can always install a 2nd if needed. It's important to check temp/humidity with your pot and medium in the bucket...I found its much different than an empty bucket. Something like this...

I found cheap bricks of coco at Petsmart. It's also used for bedding/substrate in reptile terrariums. Roughly 6 bucks for 8 quarts...add about 30% perlite or vermiculite and you can easily fill a 2-3 gallon pot.

Here's what I did for led side lighting and power supply. It's not an absolute must, but definitely helpful from what I've read.

If you have any more questions, feel free to pm me. I highly suggest looking through'll give you lots of different ideas and you'll be able to see how they work before building your bucket.

Hope this helps!

u/nin1993 · 1 pointr/Gledopto

I've been using this power supply for two 16ft light strips that are connected to one controller and it's been working good.
LEDMO Power Supply, Transformers,LED Adapter, 12V, 5A Max, 60 Watt Max, for LED Strip

u/PickleSlice · 1 pointr/homeassistant

Here's what I think I've settled on - Thoughts?

Magic Home RGB controller - Flash with ESPHome

BTF-LIGHTING WS2811 - 12v, 60led per meter, individually addressable.

Power Supply - 12v, 5a, 60w - Do I need to step this down to power the Magic Home with 5v, and the strip qith 12v, or can the MAgic Home handle 12v?

Step-Down - If I do need to step down.

u/Mzam110 · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

No you need something more like this

LEDMO Power Supply, Transformers,LED Adapter, 12V, 5A Max, 60 Watt Max, for LED Strip

u/SpaceDurr · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

This is what I got.

They don't have ones that are specifically white -> red but what you could do is buy addressable RGB LED strips and use a controller to do that. Adafruit would be a good place to start.

u/jaredjdr · 1 pointr/Dynavap

Hah! Not at all, this is the one I got. LEDMO Power Supply, Transformers,LED Adapter, 12V, 5A Max, 60 Watt Max, for LED Strip

Had a lot of issues deciding, myself. For the price, I went with this and skipped the MOSFET. I followed this guide to the T, if it helps.

u/wilson735 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

This one works wonderfully, and at a great price (~$10)

u/Buhnanah · 1 pointr/DIY
u/WeirdyMcLurkface · 1 pointr/wyzecam

Lots of cheap & easy options like u/Freedom95 referenced:

More expensive all-in-one option if you don't have room for your USB charger in the light fixture:

u/bastion72 · 1 pointr/amazonecho

This is only $18. That and some velcro or double sided tape...

u/wolframajax · 1 pointr/wyzecam

I use this outside at the far end of my garage with a smart bulb plugged into it so I dont have to flick the switch for light


u/elwhite321 · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

How can I control a 330mAp, 12VDC LED strip from running off a 12V DC5A power supply from a pi model 3?

I am able to power the LEDs connected to the power source via a bread board, however I have not yet figured out gpio pin control. I have considered a physical relay (too loud) and a tip120 transistor (potentially gets too hot).


Power strip


u/FatherStorm · 1 pointr/SecurityCamera

Padarsey 12V 30A Universal Regulated Switching Power Supply Driver for LED Strip Light CCTV Radio Computer Project

[UL Listed] Chanzon 12V 5A 60W AC DC Power Supply Adapter (Input 110V-220V, Output 12 Volt 5 Amp 60 Watt) DC Converter LED Driver Lighting Transformer

u/20_percent_cooler · 1 pointr/arduino

Thanks for the advice! So if I grabbed this three pack, could I power the board and MOSFETs with this power supply? I plan to use these LEDs, which say to use a 10A dimmer, but since I'm planning to cut the strip in at least 3 pieces, I don't think I need that much.

Another poster mentioned that I'd need something to keep the time, they mentioned an esp8266 to connect to my wifi, do you think that's necessary, or is there some way I could set the time without one?

u/kmeisthax · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

Damage to the drives would only happen if you used a really crap 12V PSU. If you're shopping on Amazon, you'll want something with a name brand and proper certifications attached, so basically anything that isn't the bottom of the barrel. Assuming you matched the voltage and polarity the only thing that can get damaged is the PSU. If you pull too many amps through it, it'll either burn out or catch fire, so I never ran more than four drives per PSU.

Also, splitters totally exist, pretty much all of those drives use a standard barrel jack and the same kind of wall-wart. The only thing you need to validate is that the wall-wart that goes with the drive is 12V and center-positive polarity. Then you can use whatever splitters and adapters you need to get the power from your brick to the drive.

Here's what I personally used:

12V5A PSU:

1-to-4 barrel jack splitter:

Size converters: (Out of stock but you can probably use the title as a search term and get something useful)

u/FMNJ9237 · 1 pointr/HVAC

Unfortunately I can’t run a wire from the unit because I’m in an apartment. Should I keep the jumper and remove the wire going from transformer to RC? (So the transformer would only power the C)

I know these are probably basic questions so I appreciate the help man.

Btw I’m using this type of transformer.

u/sixpackremux · 1 pointr/Nest

I got this:

24 Volt Transformer, C-Wire Power Adapter for Ecobee Nest Honeywell Emerson Sensi, Ring Doorbell Pro, Nest Hello, Skybell, Smart WiFi Thermostat and Doorbell Power, 25 ft Cable by Fyve Global

u/Kittylover11 · 1 pointr/smarthome

Here are the wires. The green one comes out at the heater and just hangs (not connected to anything). The wall heater in the bedroom does not have a green wire.

If I purchase an adapter, can I just use it as the C wire?

u/childishidealism · 1 pointr/Nest

Maybe? 24 Volt C-Wire Power Adapter/Transformer for Ecobee Nest Honeywell Smart Wifi Thermostat By Fyve Global | 25 Foot Cable

u/vdanh0802 · 1 pointr/Nest

sorry for bothering you again. i found this thermostat voltage adapter on amazon ( would this work for my system if i use it to power Nest (as there is no C wire). thank you

u/ChemicalMGMT · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Here is an album I took of the control board. I have tried running my own C-wire from an outlet separate from the control board and that did not work for the Ecobee3 lite

this is what I used for that:

u/Hyper-Silence · 1 pointr/Nest

I’ve installed many Nests in two wire only heating systems. Unless you have multiple zones, you have a very low chance of needing a common wire installed.

However, if installing a new bundle of wires is something you don’t want to do or don’t have the money for, here is another solution:
24 Volt C-Wire Power Adapter/Transformer for Ecobee Nest Honeywell Emerson Smart WiFi Thermostat by Fyve Global | 25 ft Cable

u/roo1ster · 1 pointr/DIY

Thanks for all y'all's input! I've got an ecobee3 lite and I'm going to try the 'repurpose G wire as C wire' tactic this evening (we never use the fan independently of the furnace -- pretty sure my wife is unaware that's even an option).


In the event that doesn't work, my plan is to supply 24V to the thermostat with one of these (which quite conveniently includes a wiring diagram in the product images).


mad props to this blog post that linked the 24V power supply and goes into a little greater detail.


quick disclaimer: I am not the author of that blog, nor am I qualified to be offering wiring advice.

u/lmc22391 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Did a little research real quick so I could give you the correct spots to hook it up. here is a link to what you buy and you will hook one to your C port and one to your RC port. It does not matter which one. Also make sure you move that small red jumper cable that’s connecting your RH to your RC.

So basically you will have four wires. (Important to remove the tiny red wire!)
A red and black cable from your wall. Red will go RH and black will go to W.
2 wires from your new transformer. One will go to C and one will go to RC. (Doesn’t matter which one because they can interchange. Plug it into your outlet and you’re all set. Literally takes 5 minutes!

u/cujo195 · 1 pointr/homeowners

Not trying to persuade you one way or the other, but you might just want to take a look at what is involved using the adapter. It's very simple if you go that route. Here's a link to one on amazon. This is the one I bought:

To be honest though, I'd probably go with the programmable thermostat except I like the remote sensors with the ecobee and also being able to monitor the temperature when I'm not at home because I'm paranoid like that!

u/jvhutchisonjr · 1 pointr/homeautomation

That one looks good. Here is one I found that is rated for the nest but only outputs 300mA.

If it only requires 300mA, then either one will work.

u/jamiegandolf · 1 pointr/amazonecho

I've seen a few of those and honestly was wondering if they'd work on any thermostat. I've found ones like this and wondered if I could possibly use it on, say, a Nest thermostat like this one or any other thermostat that required the use of a C wire to operate.

u/ecobee_noobie · 1 pointr/ecobee

Thank you for the response, @dapala1


Yes, the two black wires are from the 24V transformer C wire adapter:


If I tape up the other black wire, the ecobee will not turn on. Should I try something different?

u/ampsonic · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I wonder if adding this to my thermostat would work?

u/pete-aj · 1 pointr/homeautomation

You can purchase plug in transformers that provide the voltage for the c-wire depending on your system and thermostat. Here is an example on Amazon:

The c-wire is suppose to be for providing power to the thermostat. Some thermostats have built in batteries and so the c-wire provides voltage to keep battery charged. Not sure about Ecobee thermostat.

u/SystemEngineer · 1 pointr/Nest

/u/DrkMith Your post is super clear, and incredibly helpful. Yes, I do run the fan on occasion for circulation. That add-a-wire device seems like magic; very cool and handy and seems like my best option. I watched the video, it's within my capabilities I believe. If you've installed them before, any advice or watchouts?

One other note, if all I need is the C wire to the nest to get the setup to work, could I instead use a 24vac transformer connected to a normal outlet? Something like this:

Thank you for your expertise on this.

u/milano_ii · 1 pointr/ecobee

Looks like you have everything you need..should be able to use pek

Or you get one of these

24 Volt Transformer, C-Wire Power Adapter for Nest Honeywell Emerson Sensi, Nest Hello Skybell Smart WiFi Thermostat and Doorbell Power, 25 ft Cable by Fyve Global

u/ducksauce001 · 1 pointr/Nest

I don't have a c-wire in my steam heat system either. Got a Nest Gen 3 thermostat coz National Grid was selling it for $109 as part of Earth Week. I ordered a plug-in transformer to act as a c-wire. The reviews sound promising. Will report back once I have it installed.

u/bilbobaggins30 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

This is basically what I need, because there is no options to put one in for my Air Handler/Furnace.

u/bjdraw · 1 pointr/tampa

I never tried disconnecting it completely. I bought a power supply from Amazon for it and have it on, but not actually controlling anything.

u/hersy81 · 1 pointr/Nest

This is the only thermostat on my’s a small house, so just one zone. I found a 24v transformer without the relay that’s included in the venstar, has high reviews. Is the relay aspect in the venstar really needed?

u/eddyathome · 1 pointr/PennStateUniversity

One thing to look for is "six inch extension cords". Why? You know all those huge plugs for power adapters that take up two or three outlets on a standard power strip? Not anymore! Plus that bad boy into a six inch extension cord and all six outlets are usable again!

Super quick search...

It's less than twenty bucks for ten of these.

u/Frumious_Styles · 0 pointsr/guitarpedals

I have never used one of those. What i’m talking about is one of these:

Both devices will likely get rid of your hum. Whether the $80 one is actually any safer is another question, and one that i’m unqualified to answer.

u/MT_Flesch · -1 pointsr/funny
u/antoko79 · -4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I know this isn’t what you asked about, but you can get adapters to make 2 prong outlets into 3 prong

It’s likely not a permanent solution but it’s a quick fix you can use to get your toaster working while you figure out the long term.