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I have several small components (HDMI splitters, USB splitters, etc) that use 5V/1A wall warts. I would like to replace them with linear power supplies. I have some Acopian 6V/2A regulated linear supplies on hand. Can I use a 6V linear supply to replace a 5V switching supply? Thanks.
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I have several small components (HDMI splitters, USB splitters, etc) that use 5V/1A wall warts. I would like to replace them with linear power supplies. I have some Acopian 6V/2A regulated linear supplies on hand. Can I use a 6V linear supply to replace a 5V switching supply? Thanks.
It would depend upon the individual device, but as most run 5V internally and the supplies only give 5V, my (educated) guess is the regulation is being provided by the PSU, so applying 6V to them will likely cause damage. There are plenty of 5V mains freq supplies out there and you may be able to get a single unit with sufficient current capacity for all of the devices and a splitter cable for less than the cost of multiple smaller units.
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