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  • #15323
    AvatarBabiuk
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      Hello, I am going to buy an used vc3q unit, with Ted’s signature in front. The seller sent me a picture showing the adapter and I think it is not the original one. Anyway could you tell me if the adapter is good for the vc3q, please?
      Or maybe should I get anither adapter with different values of miliamps or watts or anything?

      Seller and me live in Spain
      I send here pics of adapter and unit showing “Power: USA”
      Thank you

      Ernesto

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      #15965
      AvatarBabiuk
      Participant

        Any help on this, please?

        I got it and I dont know if I can plug it, maybe it is dangerous for unit. Should I buy other adaptor?

        Which one?

        Thanks

        Maplin one is not available yet

        #15966
        AvatarDaleInTexas
        Participant

          Babiuk,

          The manual for my VC3Q (USA-model) says to use 12v AC external power.

          From the manual: http://www.joemeek.com/pdf/vc3q.pdf” class=”bbcode_url”>http://www.joemeek.com/pdf/vc3q.pdf

          THE POWER SUPPLY

          An external 12V AC power supply provides the power for the unit.

          DO NOT ATTEMPT TO POWER THE UNIT FROM ANY POWER SUPPLY OTHER THAN THE ONE SUPPLIED WITH THE UNIT.

          Circuitry inside the VC3Q converts the 12V AC into 14.5-0-14.5V and a 48V DC supply for the phantom power.

          Dale

          #15967
          AvatarBabiuk
          Participant

            Thanks, Dale.

            Yes, I know this is what manual says, but I’d like to know what specs for buying a new power supply. The one with the unit is DC output and I don’t know if I should try to plug in

            #15968
            AvatarDaleInTexas
            Participant

              Babiuk wrote:

              The one with the unit is DC output and I don’t know if I should try to plug in

              You need an AC to 12vAC transformer. Here in the US, I purchased a cheap 120vAC to 12vAC, 1500mA transformer like this: http://www.radioshack.com/enercell-12v-1500ma-ac-adapter/2730358.html#start=3” class=”bbcode_url”>http://www.radioshack.com/enercell-12v-1500ma-ac-adapter/2730358.html#start=3

              As you know, your picture shows a 230vAC to DC output. Proclaiming my ignorance of overseas voltages, you should locate a “wallwart” that is ???vAC to 12vAC, more than 300mA/.3A

              Here is a link to information, from Ted Fletcher, on transformers:

              http://www.tfpro.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=647&p=1037&hilit=Maplin#p1037” class=”bbcode_url”>http://www.tfpro.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=647&p=1037&hilit=Maplin#p1037

              I hope this helps and that you have a Happy New Year with your 3Q. :)

              Dale

              #15969
              AvatarBabiuk
              Participant

                Thanks

                Happy new year!

                I plugged the adaptor and the comp is not working neither showing light, I found a web with someone with same scenario and he discovered the problem was the adaptor.

                So I will try to get an AC adaptor, you say one power supply of more than 300ma is right, isn’t it?

                #15970
                AvatarDaleInTexas
                Participant

                  Yes.

                  Dale

                  #15971
                  AvatarDaleInTexas
                  Participant

                    Mr. Ted Fletcher,

                    I owe you a HUGE apology, for thread-jacking this post. I just realized it says “Ask Ted”, not Ask Dale.. I hope that my interjection did not cause any harm. Please delete my post if you feel it should be removed. It will not happen again.

                    Respectfully,

                    Dale

                    #15972
                    AvatarBabiuk
                    Participant

                      Ok, thanks!

                      I got a new adapter AC and everything is ok. Wonderful unit!!!€€€

                      It is a marvel

                      Thanks

                      #15973
                      Ted FletcherTed Fletcher
                      Keymaster

                        Hi Dale….. That’s OK, sometimes I miss reading the posts and am late catching up! :)

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