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Ned Miller
Can I use a Lacie AC adapter with a G Drive?
on Jan 18, 2016 at 9:27:59 pm
Last Edited By Ned Miller on Jan 18, 2016 at 9:32:41 pm

I have many Lacie AC adapters for the silver vertical hard drives and can't find my G drive adapter, a silver vertical full size unit.

Is it safe to use the Lacie adapter? If someone has a full size, horizontal silver G drive could you please send me the voltage data on it's AC adapter?

Thanks,

Ned

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Bob Zelin
Re: Can I use a Lacie AC adapter with a G Drive?
on Jan 20, 2016 at 5:53:29 pm

I went to google -
the Lacie power supplies are 12 V power supply

and look, here is the result of the google search on the
G-Technology power supply -
http://support.g-technology.com/kbase/users/kb.php?id=161&print=1

so it's 12 V also !

so yes, it should work.

Bob Zelin

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Ned Miller
Re: Can I use a Lacie AC adapter with a G Drive?
on Jan 20, 2016 at 6:51:10 pm

Thanks Bob. So the current doesn't matter? I thought it was an inner pin thing and that could blow the supply. So you're saying any of my Lacie 12v can do it, right?

Thanks,

Ned

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Bob Zelin
Re: Can I use a Lacie AC adapter with a G Drive?
on Jan 20, 2016 at 9:18:06 pm

the power supply has a current rating. This means that the drive requires a certain amount of amps to operate. For example, you keep plugging in lamps, and a vacume cleaner into your wall outlet of 15 amps. After a certain point, the circuit breaker will blow, because it does not have enough amperage to power all the lamps, vacume cleaner (and air conditioner).

Same with this - the drives take 12 V. I assume that the power supplies (you did not specify exact models) take 1.5 - 2 amps.
If you have a G-Tech that takes 3 or 4 amps (I doubt it), then the power supply will get very hot to the touch, and eventually stop working. But I am guessing that these are all 1.5 to 2 amps, so you should have no issue.

And when smoke starts to bellow out of your drive array, well, I really make sandwiches for a living and just stalk on Creative Cow.

Bob Zelin

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