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    Default What are you doing with wall wart plugs?

    Trying to figure out how to protect the plugs for my router and RPi3 from the weather. I have the components in a CG1500 box, but not sure how to protect the plugs outside the boxcase. My bigger issue is my FM transmitter where the plug is hardwired to the board - no was to pass through the box.
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    Default Re: What are you doing with wall wart plugs?

    I remove then and use power from the power supply.
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    Default Re: What are you doing with wall wart plugs?

    I also cut them off and replace with buck converters.

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    Default Re: What are you doing with wall wart plugs?

    Run an AC line into the CG1500 w/ 2 or 3 vampire plugs
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    Default Re: What are you doing with wall wart plugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruppro View Post
    Run an AC line into the CG1500 w/ 2 or 3 vampire plugs
    This one might work, It was kind of what i was thinking was going to be my best option.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrGrumpy View Post
    I remove then and use power from the power supply.
    I don't have a power supply in the box. I am assuming (have not checked) they are all different voltages.
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    Default Re: What are you doing with wall wart plugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by ben&bobbi View Post
    This one might work, It was kind of what i was thinking was going to be my best option.
    I don't have a power supply in the box. I am assuming (have not checked) they are all different voltages.
    I donít use wall warts. I would put a small power supply in the box and as dcamron shared, a Buck Converter for the Pi. Wall warts tend to interfere with FM transmitter, so test everything (in position) before you mount anything
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    Default Re: What are you doing with wall wart plugs?

    I connect a vampire plug in parallel with the 120 power to the power supply which should be in a case and then plug the wall wart into the vampire plug Only needs a short piece of cord and one plug. You could also cut a 1ft piece off an extension cord and connect the ends to the 120 input screws. Works great.
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