A.A. Milne once said "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." I like this quote a lot. In part, because it goes with another quote that I made up ... "An absent-minded professor is redundant."
Case in point:
Over the weekend, I was working on cleaning up desk stuff, trying to figure out why the camcorder wouldn't work. Eventually I figured it out; it wasn't plugged into the proper power adapter, so it wasn't charging.
Of course, once I dug out the power adapter, I couldn't figure out what it was actually for. Everything else on the desk appears to be plugged in and working correctly. So ... what's this thing?
It's a Model GFP051U-0510. Input is AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 0.15A. Output is DC 5V, 1A. The tip is 1/8", black edge, positive center, negative shield. I tried Googling the model number, but all it tells me is that the adapter was made in China.
So ... any idea on how I can figure out what this is?