Dunlop DC Brick WTH?

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  1. impactblue

    impactblue Member

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    Just received the DC brick form the US (im in Australia)

    Plugged it all up...LED turns on...bright as hell...

    Few seconds later everything dies....

    The AC adapter smells kinda burnt...I thought the included adapter could take any AC voltage?!?!?!

    Mine came with the ECB004 adapter..but the manual says it should come with an ECB06? What going on??
     
  2. paraedolia

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    Ouch. Sounds like you fried your adapter (at least). That adapter is 120VAC only. The one you want is the ECB06, which is 100-240VAC
    The sticker on the back says so...What's Oz run on? 240 same as the UK?

    "The Dunlop ECB004 is an 18v DC 150mA power supply that will power a variety of Dunlop and MXR effects as well as a wide variety of other effects that require an 18v DC power supply.

    Specs:
    - Input: 120v AC 60hZ 7W
    - Output: 18v DC 150mA"
     
  3. dsl

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    Hi,

    It looks like they included the wrong 18V adapter.

    The Brick should be fine.

    It looks like the ECB04 is 120VAC only w/ 150mA.

    The ECB06 is 100-240VAC w/ 1 Amp.

    As far as I know you can only use the ECB06.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification guys. I'll grab one asap...

    Btw...the LED on mine is an insanely bright blue....is the red LED newer or older?
     
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    I think the blue is the newer style
     
  6. impactblue

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    Now I feel like I been ripped off...

    Is it suppse to come with the ECB-004 or the ECB-006? Coz mine came with the ECB-004....
     
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    I checked the manual and everything...its suppose to come with the ECB-006...

    I contacted the dealer i bought off ebay and he says he never swapped anything...and the rest of is stock is the same....

    Is this why the DC Bricks have gone down in price? What a rawt!!! :FM
     
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    It should never come with the ECB-04.

    The seller should provide the correct (ECB-06) adapter
    or refund your money.

    :boxer:boxer:boxer
     
  9. impactblue

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    Bloody hell...how annoying I agree....but thats such a hassle...I might just buy an australian 18v 1A regulated power supply...what do u think?
    It'll be the same right?
     
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    Yep - as long as it matches this one (or similar w/ your country input power requirements):

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks DSL you're a champ...

    That thing doesn't even say Dunlop on it LOL
     
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    The one I have says Dunlop - the picture is from Musicians Friend under Dunlop ECB-06 - :dunno

    I hate when this sh*t happens & living in Switzerland with all American
    Equipment - it happens often :BITCH
     
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    Gotcha..blegh...

    Dont think we sell the ECB-00 in australia...might as well somethin with the same ratings and with the correct head
     
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    Any adapter that is 18 Volts / 1 Amp (& Negitive Center Polarity) will work.
     
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    the ecb-06 is hard to find in america as well. i bought a new brick (blue lights, the old one is red, and there is an inbetween that is orange too) and it came in the box with the 06 power supply. the ecb-04 supply doesn't even carry enough mA to power the 18v out sections.... Thats crap. i would bust up the dealer online and get the real supply or at least your money back. FYI: one spot supplies will also work with the DC brick, you just won't get 18v out of the 18v outputs. i've used those before when i had 9 9v pedals on a board, work just fine.
     
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    Like I said Bluey
    just take the brick to Tandy's or Dick Smiths. They'll probably have the correct adaptor. Any decent cable will work fine. Will probably cost $5 ;)
     
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    These are blardie hard to find dicksmith, tandy and jay car dont have it. I found an awesome electronics company that took the specs I gave em and had one ready straight away. Going to be delivered to me on monday...too awesome..

    For anyone who needs ANY sort of adapter 9v..18v...whatever ampere draw.contact these guys!

    http://www.accesscomms.com.au/Catalogcurrent/adaptor.htm
     
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    That's the one I have. Had it for about 5 years no problems.
     
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    How you guys liking your DC Brick???

    Is it true you can use the DC Brick for 9v only if you plug a 9V power suppl into it?
     
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    You can actually use just about any power supply provided that it is 18 volts and regulated, provided that it can keep up with current needs.. I swear they used to sell the brick without the power supply as well...

    I've had a DC brick for about 8 years. I had always had great luck with it, but I have noticed recently things had started to sound different with it. I measured the voltage on the 9VDC side, and it's only measuring about 8.5 volts. It used to measure 9.1. I think it's slowly dying.

    Then again, I have left it plugged in for months at a time... who knows how many hours are on it, let alone how much beer was spilled on it the first couple years i had it
     

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