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    Hot charger

    Is it normal for the charger to get hot? Never noticed before, i usually just disconect from the dock but yesterday i unplugged from the mains. (original charger)

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    Yes, it's normal. It'll get pretty warm after charging for a while. But it shouldn't be too hot to touch, just nearly too hot if you keep pressing the part near the plug end (how's that for accurate temperature assessment.. )

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    I find my charger gets hot if I'm either using it while it charges or when I use one of those low grade 13amp 125v extension cords that are usually white in color that you can pickup at a dollar store. If I use the wall outlet or my heavy-duty orange extension cord it stays cool or gets slightly warm once in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelprc View Post
    Is it normal for the charger to get hot? Never noticed before, i usually just disconect from the dock but yesterday i unplugged from the mains. (original charger)
    I found the same when tinkering with my TF300T the charger will get hot but also heard to always use the wall or heavyduty extension cord to avoid the overheating as well.
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    How about plugplugging into surge suppressor, I always plug electronics into surge suppressor.

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    You could try flipping the charger over - the writing on the bottom now on the top for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneTopCat View Post
    How about plugplugging into surge suppressor, I always plug electronics into surge suppressor.
    A normal US wall outlet is rated at 15 amps at 120 volts and is supplied with either 12 or 14 gauge wire at the least. Most surge suppressors I have seen have a 3/8 diameter cord which typically houses 14 gauge wire. The problem with the cheap extension cords is that they are really for very light use and the wires in them are often 16 gauge and just meet (barely) the minimum required and are not really made for inductive (transformer) loads. Hence they are more likely to make the transformer heat up. As the cord heats up resistance increases which reduces voltage, which increases amperage needed. Tl;Dr. The smaller or longer the cord, the more heat due to resistance.

    Sent via electron magic. My opinion is my opinion and any solutions or ideas probably have a hundred ways to arrive at the same result. Unless you pay someone to provide the right answer, you get what you get. Free advice is often worth what you paid for it.
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