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Does anyone know of an Edison Base AC->DC converter

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Posted by kenneth wayne peralta on August 30, 2004, 7:58 pm
I'm researching to find a small solid state device that converts 110V 60Hz
AC to 5V DC.  Ideally, this device would screw into a standard light bulb
Edison Base.

The application would be for pretty low current draw (prolly not exceeding

I was told at one point there existed such a device, but haven't had any
luck tracking one down.

Does such a thing exist?

Posted by Tim Keating on August 30, 2004, 8:54 pm
On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 19:58:28 GMT, kenneth wayne peralta

Why look for such a specialized device??

Get a standard lamp to socket adapter.  ( ~$.30)..
  Then plug in your favorite switching wall wart AC to DC adapter.

  The AC adapter which came with my D-link wireless access point
weighs in around 3 oz and output 5vdc@2a.  

Posted by kenneth wayne peralta on August 30, 2004, 9:46 pm
 On 8/30/04 4:54 PM, in article 2e47j01oar0acjv6dcisg6ed3uofsuoihq@4ax.com,

1. Portability
2. Heat (i.e. transformers radiate heat)

Posted by ptaylor on August 31, 2004, 1:05 am
 kenneth wayne peralta wrote:

So does anything else that has to dissipate that much power.A
resistor,regulator,transformer,etc. Even a highly efficient SMPS will
produce some amount of heat.

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