Mission USB Power Cable for Amazon Fire TV (Eliminates the Need for AC Adapter)
About this deal
I welcome criticism, but I’ve been deleting comments that have no substance or don’t add anything to the conversation. However, the Fire TV boxes (1st generation) require to be plugged in as they have more going on than the stick.
It appears to have stopped the rebooting, and compared with the old stick it is much faster, and I like the new firmware.Without going in the details of how a switching power supply works, voltage drop for various gauged cable over a given distance and current, etc. Universal Compatibility: Eliminates the need for an AC power outlet to power your TV Stick, or Chromecast.
But it needs to be plugged into a power supply, and I don’t have an overabundance of outlets near my TV, so this Power Cable did exactly what I needed it to do. A well designed host port will just shutdown and stay shutdown until it detects the condition has been resolved.If the risk of bricking your Fire TV Stick due to a poorly timed restart isn’t reason enough to not power it off of the TV’s USB port isn’t reason enough not to do it, the other reason is for better performance. The result is a poorer performing device, or worse, a device that fails to work properly because it needs to wait for an update to install or a background task to complete. Also I wouldn’t bother the little bootup time everytime I want to watch something using Firestick, this also ensures that the system is rebooted and reduces the possibility of unresponsive controls.
I agree, an amp is a measurement of current, watt is a measurement of power, but the article does confuse the terms.The Fire sticks can only run one process, whereas the boxes can run multiple, which is handy for people like myself who run NordVPN on services like Netflix and Disney+ for the U. The only way this scenario would be possible on AC power would be if you were unplugging the Fire TV stick after each use, then plugging it back in each time you turned on your TV?