electro-music.com   Dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic
and electronic music
 
    Front Page  |  Articles  |  Radio
 |  Media  |  Forum  |  Wiki  |  Links  |  Store
Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
 FAQFAQ   CalendarCalendar   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   LinksLinks
 RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in  Chat RoomChat Room 
Live streaming at radio.electro-music.com

  host / artist show at your time
  Muied Lumens Frequencies

poster

Please visit the chat
 Forum index » DIY Hardware and Software » Thomas Henry designs
Wart Remover
Post new topic   Reply to topic Moderators: Scott Stites
Page 1 of 1 [9 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
Thomas Henry



Joined: Mar 25, 2007
Posts: 298
Location: Southern Minnesota
Audio files: 2

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:57 am    Post subject: Wart Remover
Subject description: Easy-to-make utility item for the studio
Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hello all,

Well, I finally had it and decided to do something about all the wall warts that have been accumulating. In my set-up these obnoxious things are needed for my keyboard controller, Boss-600 recorder, Alesis Midiverb II, Behringer mixer, Casio CZ-1000 and CZ-101.

Naturally, these were taking up too many spots on the power strip.

So I bought three extension cords, cut them down to about 10 inches and spliced them. Now all six wall warts (which are pretty low current affairs in any event) can connect to a single outlet and keep out of the way of everything else. It also means that I can power up all of the devices with one flip of the power strip switch.

Total cost was $3.

And hey, I can't be responsible for any screw-ups on your end. Remember, this is 110VAC we're talking about. I insulated each of the two leads and encased the entire connection with heat shrink tubing. And be sure to keep the hot and neutral leads sorted out in case you plug anything else in these.

Hope this little tidbit tidies up your studio, too.

Thomas Henry


wart remover.jpg
 Description:
Wall wart affair for freeing up your power strip in the studio.
(Forgive the ten buck camera that took this picture).
 Filesize:  9.64 KB
 Viewed:  5043 Time(s)

wart remover.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tim Servo



Joined: Jul 16, 2006
Posts: 924
Location: Silicon Valley
Audio files: 11

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Wart Remover Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Neat! This is one of those "why didn't I think of that?" things.

Tim (Compound S) Servo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
State Machine
Janitor
Janitor


Joined: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 2774
Location: New York
Audio files: 24

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is a great idea. I had also been thinking of even getting rid of the wart power supplies all together and just making one power supply box with switchable "standard" voltages such as 9 and 12 volts, which is what all my gear seems to use. Right now, I have about 7 pieces of gear that use the warts so I could benefit from doing this.

For those who do not want to roll their own or feel uncomfortable doing this, these are available from Cyberguys.

http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/SearchDetail.asp?productID=9921

Bill


splitter.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  4.82 KB
 Viewed:  4926 Time(s)

splitter.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Tim Servo



Joined: Jul 16, 2006
Posts: 924
Location: Silicon Valley
Audio files: 11

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Wart Remover Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Or if you want a pre-made solution, there's also the "Power Squid" with 5 'tentacles' available at Fry's (and others, I'm sure).

http://www.powersquid.com/the_powersquid.html?sem=google&campaign=branded-powersquid&adgroup=powersquid&lp=y

Pretty hard to beat for the price, but where's the fun in buying something you don't have to solder? Wink


Tim (I love the smell of solder in the moring) Servo[/img]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
State Machine
Janitor
Janitor


Joined: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 2774
Location: New York
Audio files: 24

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Quote:
Pretty hard to beat for the price, but where's the fun in buying something you don't have to solder?


Yes, I like this one even better. Unfortunately, I don't find soldering power cable very much fun Wink I would much rather be solder components on a PCB or at the very least, making my own custom data cables ............ Very Happy Very Happy

Bill
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Thomas Henry



Joined: Mar 25, 2007
Posts: 298
Location: Southern Minnesota
Audio files: 2

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Wart Remover Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Tim Servo wrote:
Or if you want a pre-made solution, there's also the "Power Squid" with 5 'tentacles' available at Fry's (and others, I'm sure).


Yeah, if a person's going to do it, do it with a bunch of terminators. You probably can't tell from my crappy picture, but my unit can handle six wall warts at once. Each terminator is double-sided, which is the way extension cords come anymore.

Again, total cost was $3 and it took less than 5 minutes to make.

Thomas Henry
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Blue Hell
Site Admin


Joined: Apr 03, 2004
Posts: 22316
Location: The Netherlands, Enschede
Audio files: 212
G2 patch files: 319

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Wart Remover Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thomas Henry wrote:
Again, total cost was $3 and it took less than 5 minutes to make.


And when you need it the shop is closed anyway Laughing

_________________
Jan
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
State Machine
Janitor
Janitor


Joined: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 2774
Location: New York
Audio files: 24

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Quote:
Each terminator is double-sided, which is the way extension cords come anymore.


Ahhh, cool, now we're talkin' ...... 3 bucks ...... OK, I would build one Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
State Machine
Janitor
Janitor


Joined: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 2774
Location: New York
Audio files: 24

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Quote:
Or if you want a pre-made solution, there's also the "Power Squid" with 5 'tentacles' available at Fry's (and others, I'm sure).


OK, maybe I wont build one .... Very Happy Very Happy .... Well, I just purchased two of these "Power Squids" for use at the next Electro Music conference for use by any of the performers including myself ... Very Happy They will come in handy ! I even bought the stupid Power-Squid T-Shirt, I am a sucker for T's, for $9.95 Shocked

Thanks for the Link Servo !!!

Bill
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic Moderators: Scott Stites
Page 1 of 1 [9 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » DIY Hardware and Software » Thomas Henry designs
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
e-m mkii

Please support our site. If you click through and buy from
our affiliate partners, we earn a small commission.


Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Copyright © 2003 through 2009 by electro-music.com - Conditions Of Use