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Reduce travel gear by one device with AirPort Express
Authored by: e_whizz on Apr 22, '09 01:49:20AM

Great idea. I've had no issues charging my iphones (1st and second gen) when the battery was sooo low and had been off becuase of that for several days. I don't think I've ever used the Apple Supplied iphone chargers!

But my main reason for replying is that the Airport Express power supply design is rather poor. Its at the upper limits of the components (filtering caps etc) when run on 240V. I've seen several die catastrophically (spewing out the insides of the regulator caps and chips).

So I'd be hesitant charging my phone or plugging in any other device that requires the limit of the USB spec in current to do its thing: this includes charging the iPhone!

Maybe the newer Airport expresses are a bit better?

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