@rattletrap sorry to hear you charger died on day 1. There is an arc that happens when you plug in the charger... that's normal but not the cooking the inside of the box part. Because I'm a little nuts, I always have the plug in the board before plugging into the wall. That way the arc happens at the wall rather than on the XLR plug on the board. Others like me, who are crazy, use a surge protector and just use the power button on that to control the arc... I have heard of a few other charger issue but they seem to be very few and far between.