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  • Plug N' Plate Power Adapter Not 4.5 Volts

    I purchased a Copy Chrome Plug N' Plate Kit and it came with a power adapter that says 4.5 volts DC. However, I plugged the adapter into my home outlet and accurately measured the voltage output with a multimeter and it reads 8.62 volts DC. So did I get the wrong power adapter? And will this increase of 4 volts cause problems with the copy chrome plating?

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    Re: Plug N' Plate Power Adapter Not 4.5 Volts

    You need to test it under load.
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      Re: Plug N' Plate Power Adapter Not 4.5 Volts

      In order not to be outdone by Standard and Poor's, it was announced today that Underwriters Laboratory was reducing their ratings for American Voltage. What was previously rated at 8.62 Volts will, from August 1, 2011, be rated as 4.5 Volts. The reaction has been mixed, with most sources stating that they will also refer to all voltage simply as "Volts". God forbid that anyone should use "volts" and "DC" in the same sentence.

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        Re: Plug N' Plate Power Adapter Not 4.5 Volts

        Remember the first response to this question: Test any AC or DC power source under load. 8.62 volts DC is appropriate without any load. However, after applying a load, the adapter should supply close to the 4.5 volts DC as it is rated. The bloviating of UL is not relevant to this question.

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          Re: Plug N' Plate Power Adapter Not 4.5 Volts

          I purchased a Copy Chrome Plug N' Plate Kit and it came with a power adapter that says 4.5 volts DC. However, I plugged the adapter into my home outlet and accurately measured the voltage output with a multimeter and it reads 8.62 volts DC. So did I get the wrong power adapter? And will this increase of 4 volts cause problems with the copy
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