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|Display Name:||Steve from LA|
A legitimate concern! A large power adapter (a.k.a. a 12/24VDC:120VAC converter) can generate quite a bit of heat, especially should several be in close proximity to one another in an enclosed space. However, I would guess (i.e I'm not an expert) that fire would be of low risk and failure of the adapter would be more likely. I guess it depends on the situation. That is, ambient temperature, size of drawer, wattage/heat loss of the adapter, etc. I would go ahead and try it, but on a trial basis. Periodically check the temp of the adapters by touching them first in an open air test, and then comparing that to the temp (by feel) of the adapter in the enclosed drawing. If it gets very hot, you're likely on the road to competent failure or worse.
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|11/8/12 3:50 PM|