Power supply question

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jmontgomery, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. jmontgomery

    jmontgomery Supporting Member

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    I bought a Tascam CD-GT2. It says to use a 5v center positive power supply. I have a 4.5v center positive power supply. Is half a volt difference enough to do harm, or is it close enough to use?
     
  2. aaland_brian

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    I am not telling you to do it since I do not want to be held responsible, but I don't think that .5v will make a difference at all since if it doesn't have enough juice it simply will not power up since it's digital. I would look at the current draw and see if the adaplter has enough power for the Tascam CD-GT2. I really don't see any potential for problems if it works. Their was a thread for a while about people powering their TC nova delays at 9v when the regular adapter was 12v and they didn't have any problems. Good luck.
     
  3. jmontgomery

    jmontgomery Supporting Member

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    anyone else with advise before I try 4.5v?
     
  4. bandofthieves™

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    The MA rating is more important than the .5 I would Think..
     
  5. Ray Gianelli

    Ray Gianelli Member

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    bandofthieves is right, and the required supply puts out a whopping 2 amps (2,000 mA). It's highly doubtful that the supply you have will work. This link shows it:

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/closeup/PSP520--Main
     

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