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Topic # 76744 5-Feb-2011 22:34 Send private message

I am currently doing the first stage of a rebuild of some of the key bits of my Home Theatre setup, as a precursor to a more thorough re-build of the rest next Christmas.

One of the components I have just ordered, which will be one of the core bits of the new setup, comes without a power supply (the only option from the supplier was a US voltage based power supply, and I need something that will work off New Zealand mains voltage). The bit of kit I have ordered needs to be fed regulated (+/- 5%) 5VDC power, with 500ma min current. This needs to be delivered through a 0.65mm diameter center pin,  2.6mm outer diameter, center pin negative, plug.

I need to find somewhere I can buy a power supply that matches these specifictions. Alternately, 5VDC is the USB output voltage, and I have a wall-wart with a USB output that can deliver 700ma, so if I could find a cable that was USB on one end with the requisite plug on the other end, that should (?) do the job.

I am in the wellington region, and have had a bit of a hunt through the websites of the usual suspects (DSE, Jaycar etc) without turning up anything.

I would appreciate any suggestions from those of you whose aptitude/experience with electronics is greater than mine about where I could source a power supply and/or cable that meets these specifications.


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  Reply # 435769 5-Feb-2011 22:53 Send private message

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  Reply # 435781 6-Feb-2011 00:50 Send private message

plug sounds like a 2.5mm nokia mobile charger give or take a bit. there are also usb to that size plug on ebay. so you could get one of those cables and a usb powersupply.


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  Reply # 435786 6-Feb-2011 01:12 Send private message

and dont bother with a nokia usb charge cable. they have a resistor in them..


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  Reply # 435914 6-Feb-2011 16:35 Send private message

Why not use the US Voltage power pack option and plug in to a Jaycar Stepdown Transformer (CAT. NO. MF10910 230v -110). I've done this with some US equipment I have and it works just fine. Easier than sourcing a suitable 230v plugpack and cable and about the same price.

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  Reply # 435921 6-Feb-2011 17:02 Send private message

I think I actually have a suitable power pack. It came as an AC adaptor for a 4-port USB hub from DSE (years ago). I also believe a PSP power adaptor (original or aftermarket) might be suitable.

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  Reply # 436470 7-Feb-2011 19:10 Send private message

Thanks for those suggestions - I will look at the PSP power adapter specs etc.

HT component arrived by courier today, so if I went with the US power supply it would be another ($US30 - ouch) courier bill, plus the cost of a step down transformer, plus the actual power supply cost.

On advice from an ever-helpful work colleague, if I can't find something readily available, I will try one of the outfits like Next Electronics to see whether they can make me a custom PS cable, and at what cost.

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  Reply # 436479 7-Feb-2011 19:18 Send private message

Just quietly...
Your work colleague doesn't like you that much.
Next Electronics went out of business on the 18th of January.

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  Reply # 436931 8-Feb-2011 18:58 Send private message

Curses..... (but I doubt they new that). Although, that might explain the horses head in my bed.

I may have to resort to the yellow pages. I'm sure that there are other service agents that will do a custom cable. I have exhausted all other options except enquiring with Jaycar - which is a long-shot as I can't find anything similar on their website.

Will also make life interesting for some of the retailers, as I understand a couple of the retail chanis and big brands like Samsung had outsourced their warranty servicing to them. Certainly it was Next that turned up when I had sumething fail under warranty.

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  Reply # 436957 8-Feb-2011 19:47 Send private message

I will try and remember to have a look at some of our suppliers to see if I can find anything. Did you confirm if the PSP one is the same

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  Reply # 436962 8-Feb-2011 19:56 Send private message

What about one of these from Jaycar?

27W 3 - 12VDC Switchmode Plugpack with USB Outlet

These switchmode plugpack adaptors are slim in size, lightweight, and feature manually selectable variable voltage outputs. All are MEPS compliant and come supplied with 7 plugs and a USB output socket. (MP-3318 does not include USB socket)

27W 3 - 12VDC Plugpack with USB Outlet Cat No. MP-3316
7 output plugs with USB outlet

• Input voltage: 100 - 240VAC
• Output voltage: 3, 4.5, 5, 6, 7.5, 9, 12VDC
• Output current: 2250mA (max)
• Dimensions: 96(L) x 50(W) x 30(H)mm

Just confirm the output polarity is correct and should work OK.

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