Make a USB power/charger from a wall wart

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Make a USB power/charger from a wall wart

A user on the Hacked Gadgets Forum posted this simple conversion of a common wall-wart into a USB power supply/device charger. He used the power adapter from an old Iomega drive and a few common components. I’ve seen several versions of these floating around. Easy to make. Nice to have around.

DIY Wall-Wart USB Power Supply – Link

2 thoughts on “Make a USB power/charger from a wall wart

  1. sceptreman says:

    This was actually posted in the forums three days prior to the Hacked Gadgets forum post.

  2. ronsmithkyb says:

    I love this wall charger – It allows me to charge my phone, mp3 player and tablet simultaneously and in one location.

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