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nkat
2009-10-02, 21:10
Here in HK, we mainly use the UK 3 pin plug. Voltage is generally 220v. We also have to wait ages for new stuff and pay premiums, so I tend to buy on my monthly visit to the Bay Area.

Can someone kindly tell me wheteher the Radio and power adaptor as supplied in the US runs on 200/220v, please? And if I can get it with a 3 pin head?

Many thanks,

NK.

pfarrell
2009-10-02, 21:50
nkat wrote:
> Can someone kindly tell me wheteher the Radio and power adaptor as
> supplied in the US runs on 200/220v, please? And if I can get it with a
> 3 pin head?

I don't know if anyone outside Logitech has seen a production unit, but
my beta has a typical wallwart power supply that is labeled to take 100
to 240v, either 50 or 60 hz.

The connector to the mains is a slide-in adaptor, I'm sure that all
sorts of shapes, sizes, and sexes of connector are supported.

So if you can extrapolate from the beta, the answer is probably yes. I
have no idea what is in the box for US retail sales.

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iisfaq
2009-10-02, 23:14
nkat wrote:
> Can someone kindly tell me wheteher the Radio and power adaptor as
> supplied in the US runs on 200/220v, please? And if I can get it with a
> 3 pin head?

I don't know if anyone outside Logitech has seen a production unit, but
my beta has a typical wallwart power supply that is labeled to take 100
to 240v, either 50 or 60 hz.

The connector to the mains is a slide-in adaptor, I'm sure that all
sorts of shapes, sizes, and sexes of connector are supported.



My SqueezeBox Duet also had one of those plugs with different slide in bits for different countries.

I am in New Zealand and thinking of picking one up in the US when I am there next month so good to know it is potentially the same.

Chris

radish
2009-10-03, 14:02
My SqueezeBox Duet also had one of those plugs with different slide in bits for different countries.

I am in New Zealand and thinking of picking one up in the US when I am there next month so good to know it is potentially the same.

Chris

I imagine slide on pins will be the same, but the charger itself certainly won't be. Radio takes 18v, SBR much less than that.

MeSue
2009-10-03, 14:10
The connector to the mains is a slide-in adaptor, I'm sure that all
sorts of shapes, sizes, and sexes of connector are supported.

So if you can extrapolate from the beta, the answer is probably yes. I have no idea what is in the box for US retail sales.



Retail boxed Radios have the same slide-in adapter, but only the US 2-prong one is in the box.

pfarrell
2009-10-03, 14:15
MeSue wrote:
> Retail boxed Radios have the same slide-in adapter, but only the US
> 2-prong one is in the box.

Then it would be a question of finding a local source for the slide-in
adapter of the proper sex and size

I bet it would be easy once you know what its called

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Pat Farrell
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kdf
2009-10-03, 14:21
On 2009-10-03, at 2:15 PM, Pat Farrell wrote:

> MeSue wrote:
>> Retail boxed Radios have the same slide-in adapter, but only the US
>> 2-prong one is in the box.
>
> Then it would be a question of finding a local source for the slide-in
> adapter of the proper sex and size
>
> I bet it would be easy once you know what its called

Mouser.com has them, and they probably have international shipping if
not local sites for many places around the world.

I also think one person mentioned finding something similar through
Maplins for those in the UK.

-k

radish
2009-10-03, 15:36
They're the same as used for most blackberry chargers, which can be an easier thing to ask/search for.

nkat
2009-10-04, 08:50
Thank you, all. Is it the similar slide-in fitting as on Apple products power supplies, by any chance? I have several of those. If not, getting the right one without a name might prove difficult.
But if not, and so long as the power supply/wall wart runs happily on 200/220v AC [Sue?], then I can simply use a US-UK adaptor beneath.
NK.

MeSue
2009-10-04, 09:23
Thank you, all. Is it the similar slide-in fitting as on Apple products power supplies, by any chance? I have several of those. If not, getting the right one without a name might prove difficult.
But if not, and so long as the power supply/wall wart runs happily on 200/220v AC [Sue?], then I can simply use a US-UK adaptor beneath.
NK.

I Googled the numbers on it (PHIONG PSAA18R-180) and this looks like it: http://www.phihong.com/html/psa05r_5w_interchangeable.html

Does that help?

dean
2009-10-04, 09:37
This page from the mouser catalog has all the adaptors at the bottom.

http://www.mouser.com/catalog/637/2036.pdf

The "IEC Clip" RPX adaptor will let you use a cord if you don't want
the adaptor on the wall.

-dean


On Oct 4, 2009, at 9:23 AM, MeSue wrote:

>
> nkat;466450 Wrote:
>> Thank you, all. Is it the similar slide-in fitting as on Apple
>> products
>> power supplies, by any chance? I have several of those. If not,
>> getting
>> the right one without a name might prove difficult.
>> But if not, and so long as the power supply/wall wart runs happily on
>> 200/220v AC [Sue?], then I can simply use a US-UK adaptor beneath.
>> NK.
>
> I Googled the numbers on it (PHIONG PSAA18R-180) and this looks like
> it: http://www.phihong.com/html/psa05r_5w_interchangeable.html
>
> Does that help?
>
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nkat
2009-10-26, 00:49
Dean and Sue,
Thank you.
The marketing people should have put in a link for obtaining that sort of thing.
What a shop that Mouser is. We used to have them out here in HK but largely wholesale only, or you have to have the time and inclination to trawl the fascinating but often frustrating electronics malls out in Kowloon. Feh.
Dean, surely not an "Former Founder"? Once a founder always a founder. And the products are very good so you can be proud. You must still be proud a bit to be hanging around on these forums, anyway.
NK.

Chunkywizard
2009-12-31, 12:09
This page from the mouser catalog has all the adaptors at the bottom.

http://www.mouser.com/catalog/637/2036.pdf

The "IEC Clip" RPX adaptor will let you use a cord if you don't want
the adaptor on the wall.

-dean

Hi Dean

it seems Mouser don't do the 18V version, can you suggest an alternative supplier? MeSue's link said 18V were special order...

CW