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Is the secondary voltage required for a WD external storage book wdh1u5000n 12 volts DC?

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  • Lindsay Laing Mar 04, 2009

    Thanks I have purchased a 12v DC adapter for the external supply required and the ext drive is now functioning

    Many thanks

    L M Laing

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There is no absolute answer to this, it depends on the USB ports of the computer. Normally on a dekstop it might not be required, on most laptops it would be.
But ... if there are ports available, I'd use them both all the time, reduce the risk of power problems.

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MISSPLACED AC POWER SUPLY FOR "MY BOOK" 250 GB USB.


THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION WAS FOUND OUT BY MYSELF BY VISITING A REPAIR / SERVICE DEPARTMENT AND MAKING ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE DC OUTPUT OF THE AC ADAPTER ASSOCIATED WITH THE WESTERN DIGITAL, MY BOOK 250GB USB. tHE VOLTAGES ARE THESE. : - AC INPUT = 100 - 240 VOLTS 50/60 HZ
DC OUTPUT = 12 VOLTS ( REGULATED ) 2 - 0 A
CENTER PIN OF 12 VOLT DC INPUT PLUG IS " POSITIVE "

THANK YOU FOR THE SPACE TO ASK MY QUESTION.

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