December 27, 2014 at 4:12 pm #15323
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”
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.December 29, 2014 at 6:38 pm #15965
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?
Maplin one is not available yetDecember 31, 2014 at 3:54 am #15966
The manual for my VC3Q (USA-model) says to use 12v AC external power.
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.
DaleDecember 31, 2014 at 1:44 pm #15967
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 inDecember 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm #15968Babiuk 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:
I hope this helps and that you have a Happy New Year with your 3Q.
DaleJanuary 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm #15969
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?January 3, 2015 at 3:09 pm #15970
DaleJanuary 6, 2015 at 3:12 am #15971
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.
DaleJanuary 6, 2015 at 2:36 pm #15972
I got a new adapter AC and everything is ok. Wonderful unit!!!€€€
It is a marvel
ThanksJanuary 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm #15973Ted FletcherKeymaster
Hi Dale….. That’s OK, sometimes I miss reading the posts and am late catching up!
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