Unless Gumstix just changed their Web site in response to this, I can't imagine how they could be any more explicit.   Sorry about your Overo.  We've all smoked our share of electronics.

From: Dennis Bland <dennis@dbperformance.com>
To: General mailing list for gumstix users. <gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:48 PM
Subject: [Gumstix-users] Overo Power Supply *ONLY* works at 120 volts

Gumstix doesn't seem to have any other customer feedback mechanism, so
I guess I'll just post this here.

Gumstix needs to be a little more explicit in the fact their North
American switching power supply only works at 120 volts.  If you plug
it into a 240 volt outlet with an adapter, it will blow up.
Imagine the not-so-hypothetical case where your team in North America
spents months preparing a demo for a customer in Europe, just to have
the board blow up in front of the customer.  All this because a
wide-ranging version of the power supply costs a dollar more?

I bought a electric toothbrush for $39 and it has a wide-ranging
(100-240 volt) power supply.  All other portable electronics have it.
Why should I have to carry around a seperate power supply for Gumstix?


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