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Manufacturers and suppliers should be legally obliged to permanently mark (engrave, laser etch, hot print) on any wall wart supplied as-new with a piece of equipment the company name and exact model number of the associated device, thus ensuring a slightly greater chance of reconciling multiple anonymous
power supplies with the correct equipment.
That is all.
("Let's all" disclaimer).
||Good move. Some of my favourite ones actually say which
thing they're for (Tascam 424 portastudio for example - top
||In recent years I've taken to buying packs of little paper
and string swing tags - tiny ones - from stationers (or
tobacconists, I wasn't paying attention, no keys were being
cut, so it wasn't cobblers). I write the device on two tags
and a tag goes on each end - so that I can plug the thing
in easily among a sea of similar wires in the dark at the
back of the devices while balancing on the edge of one
foot, and also at the other end so that I can unplug
accurately among the sea of mains adaptors on the floor
with the most diverse set of shapes and directions of plug
||I also do this to hdmi leads (and SDI leads).
||Incidentally, could I also add a request along with yours?
Manufacturers - make your fucking minds up - which way
does the cable point outward - top, or bottom? Also,
manufacturers - how dare you - stop taking up more than
your fair share of width, so I can plug other things
alongside, in the mains distribution adaptor that I have
actually paid for and bought and own, and now there you
are, soaking up a pair of blank sockets either side of your
fat ugly thoughtless selfish inconsiderate mains adaptor
that can't fit alongside other ones. Bastard.
||I thought this was a removal technique.
||I have it on good authority (lewstanley? you there?)
it does not work.