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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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