Thanks, HP*, we really didn’t need that awful unnecessary number of choices should we need a replacement or larger power supply on your workstation computers.
Let’s take a closer look:
Half the motherboard is power converters with questionable thermal management. Your drives are being powered by the motherboard. Dafuq?!
If that wasn’t strange enough, note “P2” there.
Go. Fuck. Yourselves.
* I am not even sure anymore if it’s actually Hewlett-Packard or just someone who licensed the “hp” trade dress. Even Compaq was never this hilariously dedicated at forcing vendor lock in. Hell, this is even worse than Dell with their power supplies that have nonstandard plugs and housings shaped like a Lego brick unsticker. At least those actually, you know, supplied the power. Holy shit on a stick.
Well that decades old mystery is solved: why your damn IsoTip battery is always shot.
A replacement is available from Amazon and PartsExpress for $17. Unfortunately the dumb charger will eventually kill it. If I buy one of these I’m stripping out the charger guts and wiring it to a smart charger that stops when the battery is full.