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Firewire 6-pin expresscard for laptop: will it suffice?





Jaan
I bought a Presonus Firebox recently. I live in Australia and got it off eBay only cause it was $200 cheaper.

However the power adapter blew when I plugged it in. However the Firebox still works (tested it on a friends 6-pin firewire port). I emailed Presonus Australia Dealer for a quote on an aus power supply.

I am also looking at different expresscard 6-pin firewire cards. Has anyone had any experience powering devices through a cardbus or pcmcia/ expresscard?

It is 12vdc and over 1a I think. I can give specifics if you want.

Cheers.
Donutey
Your talking about two interfaces, PCMCIA CardBus (based on PCI) and ExpressCard (based on PCIExpress).

From Wikipedia:
Quote:

In addition, the ExpressCard standard uses lower voltages and thus less power than the previous CardBus slots (1.5V and 3.3V versus 3.3V and 5.0V).


I'd imagine if the ExpressCard and Cardbus slots had similiar outputs as PCI and PCIExpress cards on a desktop, it should work. However, without amp on the numbers it's just a guess.
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