Backup Tablo Power Supply note

Continuing the discussion from Playback failing apparently randomly with is “Connection Dropped” or “Playback Failed”:

Even when your power supply (transformer brick) works, it’s not a bad idea to have a backup for future troubleshooting.

With my 4th gen, the power supply that came with it is my backup, I’m using this one to power it:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B6RFQ5HW

It’s 12V with same barrel (5.5mm OD, 2.5mm ID, Positive center) but it is 2A opposed to Tablo’s 1.5A. That’s okay, the device only draws the current it needs.

It’s a bit bulkier and it is black opposed to white, but I can confirm it works.

Unfortunately it’s out of stock but the voltage, barrel, and at least 1.5A is what matters if buying a backup.

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This the one I replace mine 12V 5A 60w power supply with four tuner and un power external hard drive should be more than enough for the power demand for ten bucks.
https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-100-220V-Security-Accessories-Converter/dp/B07L4LNSJV/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=6Q5cY&content-id=amzn1.sym.5f7e0a27-49c0-47d3-80b2-fd9271d863ca%3Aamzn1.symc.e5c80209-769f-4ade-a325-2eaec14b8e0e&pf_rd_p=5f7e0a27-49c0-47d3-80b2-fd9271d863ca&pf_rd_r=43MT6S98BVYYGPKWJ71F&pd_rd_wg=IR8mp&pd_rd_r=9e6ecb7e-a655-42fd-8fb7-0e989035b478&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mr_hp_atf_m

That’s a particularly nice one as the transformer brick is separate from the AC plug.

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That’s beefy! The USB 2.0 port still can’t exceed 0.5 amp by spec. That’s the limit unless the Tablo and hard drive exceed spec. That may not be a problem on some hard drives. Some of the small 2.5 and SSD can stay within an acceptable limit though. I would be interested in seeing what a power meter said.

Yeah, using a beefier brick won’t increase the power capabilities of the USB port unless the stock power brick was under-spec but I doubt that’s the case.