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EEVblog => EEVblog Specific => Topic started by: Halcyon on February 20, 2021, 03:16:17 am

Title: EEVblog Odysee Exclusive: Dymo just want to watch the world burn
Post by: Halcyon on February 20, 2021, 03:16:17 am
More of these please Dave!

https://odysee.com/@eevblog:7/Dymo-just-want-to-watch-the-world-burn:f
Title: Re: EEVblog Odysee Exclusive: Dymo just want to watch the world burn
Post by: chickenHeadKnob on February 20, 2021, 07:48:49 am
Me not get title. Is it because peeps are tossing usable stuff and Greta is angries?
Title: Re: EEVblog Odysee Exclusive: Dymo just want to watch the world burn
Post by: sleemanj on February 20, 2021, 09:28:26 am
Me not get title. Is it because peeps are tossing usable stuff and Greta is angries?

It's because they used center negative.

They are, to borrow from Mr Adams, a bunch of mindless jerks who will be first against the wall when the revolution comes.
Title: Re: EEVblog Odysee Exclusive: Dymo just want to watch the world burn
Post by: floobydust on February 21, 2021, 06:25:34 am
All Brother P-touch labellers are just as evil, 9V 2A center pin -ve oddball $24 AC adapter.
I hacked the cord on one 9V wall wart I have, dedicated it only to the labeller. Nothing else in the world uses that.
Title: Re: EEVblog Odysee Exclusive: Dymo just want to watch the world burn
Post by: nctnico on February 21, 2021, 12:14:59 pm
All Brother P-touch labellers are just as evil, 9V 2A center pin -ve oddball $24 AC adapter.
I hacked the cord on one 9V wall wart I have, dedicated it only to the labeller. Nothing else in the world uses that.
Depends on how far you look back. Center negative / positive used to be mixed much more back in the old days. Nowadays the world seems to move to center positive but for products (like label printers) which have been on the marked for decades it is hard to change. In case they change the polarity, the adapters can not be interchanged between older and newer models. And think about the cost of logistics involved with phasing out 'center negative' adapters with 'center positive' ones while this doesn't give any benefit to the manufacturer or customer.
Title: Re: EEVblog Odysee Exclusive: Dymo just want to watch the world burn
Post by: floobydust on February 22, 2021, 05:04:09 am
It's the most pathetic way to have a monopoly on AC adapters for your products and gouge your customers accordingly.
Looking at the Brother prices for label tape CAD >$20 for a roll, a new labeller is $50 and the AC adapter $31  :palm:
Title: Re: EEVblog Odysee Exclusive: Dymo just want to watch the world burn
Post by: Berni on February 22, 2021, 09:21:13 am
Yeah a lot of these label makers use the business model similar to office printers where they sell you the printer on the cheep but then make up the profit on consumables and accessories.

The prices for label tape cartridges are insane. But luckily you can buy fake compatible tape cartridges from china at only like 2 to 6 USD per cartridge(depends on type, size and how common it is).
Title: Re: EEVblog Odysee Exclusive: Dymo just want to watch the world burn
Post by: Fungus on February 22, 2021, 05:02:35 pm
In case they change the polarity, the adapters can not be interchanged between older and newer models. And think about the cost of logistics involved with phasing out 'center negative' adapters with 'center positive' ones while this doesn't give any benefit to the manufacturer or customer.

If only there was a way to use a different size plug...

(Or switch to USB C)

Maybe it's a way of getting people to blow up their gear by daring to use a non-official adapter. "Sorry, that's not covered by warranty, you'll have to buy a new one".