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5.25V USB Power Adapter - connector misaligned?

by mpalomer on Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:48 am

I recently bought the 5.25V USB power adapter. It works fine at powering things but the connector on the adapter seems to be misaligned and a little bent, which makes the connection with a USB cable a little tight. Is this normal? Has anyone had problems with the connector over time?
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Re: 5.25V USB Power Adapter - connector misaligned?

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:35 am

Can you post a photo showing the extent of the misalignment?
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Re: 5.25V USB Power Adapter - connector misaligned?

by mpalomer on Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:29 am

It's kind of pushed inward on the left side (not really visible in the pictures) and slanting upwards from left to right in the first picture. Also half of the bottom part of the connector is bend upwards (more clearly seen in the second picture).

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Re: 5.25V USB Power Adapter - connector misaligned?

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:28 pm

That does look misaligned. If the case is preventing the connector from seating normally, it could cause premature failure of the connector. If you feel this is the case, contact support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread for a replacement.
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Re: 5.25V USB Power Adapter - connector misaligned?

by qwertinsky on Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:30 pm

adafruit_support wrote:That does look misaligned. If the case is preventing the connector from seating normally, it could cause premature failure of the connector. If you feel this is the case, contact support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread for a replacement.


You might want to check your stock as I received one a month or so ago that has the same misaligned connector.
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Re: 5.25V USB Power Adapter - connector misaligned?

by adafruit_support_rick on Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:12 pm

this is not a really what we consider a replacement failure, the pcb is just pressfit in, so sometimes it's twisted a little. As long as the cable seats properly, it should be OK.
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