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Searchin POWER SUPPLY in FRANCE for Wretch Metasonix!!!!
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sallyjackmei



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:10 am    Post subject: Searchin POWER SUPPLY in FRANCE for Wretch Metasonix!!!! Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hello

i've bought Metasonx Wretch but without Pwer Supply.

Can you help me to find THE good Power Supply in 220V ?
i'm living in France !!!

THank you...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

welcome sallyjackmei

Does it not say on the device how many volts & Amps it wants?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Here is the reference of the original AC 110v:

Pri: 120 VAC 60 Hz 0.48 A
Sec: 12 VAC 40 VA


Here is what's written back of the Wretch s1000:

12 volts AC ONLY
Power consumption 3.0 amps at 12 Vac...




It doesn't make sens to me, so i ask some help!!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ah OK, just find an AC supply (wall wart) rated at 220 or 230 V with the same output specs (12 V / 40 VA, or 12 V / 3 A). If you have a local electronics store they'll be able to help you if you show 'm the metasonix and the numbers you posted here. When you want to find one on the internet it can be a bit hard to see if the 12 V plug will fit the Wretch.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

OK !

Thank you so much !

i will see tomorrow !

Good Night and thank you for your help
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Good luck tomorrow !
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Actually, to clear this up, I had a topic here on Metasonix which is what SallyJack found via Google. After some PMs, we've settled on the power supply I used, which is a Block HIT-60, primary 220-240VAC, secondary 11.5-12VAC, 60VA. A bit overrated but that's good in this case.

Coincidentally, Sally's Wretch SN is 00025. Mine is 00024. It's a small world here.

SallyJack's power supply that blew is exactly the same one I had, which is still on my desk, melted as a memento to Americans not understanding power in Europe. This from an American in Europe, so I feel qualified to comment.

For the record, my post in this forum about my power supply problems with my then-new Wretch was my first post on electro-music.com.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

l'histoire se répète - sort of Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

GOOD FRENCH my dear
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

But please don't ask me to produce more french Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

OK comme tu veux !

Dommage pour une fois qu"'on peut parler un peu français dans ces forums Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sallyjackmei wrote:
OK comme tu veux !

Dommage pour une fois qu"'on peut parler un peu français dans ces forums Wink


en peu. Seulement en peu, s'il vous plait.

A very many of us are very bad at French, and bad English is still better than bad French.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sallyjackmei wrote:
OK comme tu veux !

Dommage pour une fois qu"'on peut parler un peu français dans ces forums Wink


Which reminds me .. when I was a kid on holiday in a french speaking part of europe ... my mother had explained with hands and feet that she couldn't speak french, and then the man said : c'est dommage, pour moi et pour vous - we got that Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ahahah lol
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

i don't find other Power Supply...


Can You tell me if this one is OK for my device?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That one should be fine.

But you'll have to do some wiring yourself Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sallyjackmei :

I'm sorry your USA power adapter melted. It's a real danger buying them from our US dealers or on the used market. Most adapters sold in the US won't work properly on 50Hz mains--they get very hot. And there's no way to tell if a given transformer will work on 50 hz or not.

I have added some suggestions for power supplies for our products if used in Europe, to our website:

http://metasonix.com/forums.html?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=39

The transformers intended for powering 12v halogen lighting (like the one whose photo you posted above) ARE OK to use with our products. You need to take the cable off the USA adapter and attach it to the transformer's secondary or output terminals.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thank You...

My French Dealer don't tell me thoses important informations!

Ok now, it works... i just try to work Metasonix with my MidKeyb and Kenton Solo mkII !!!

Do you know if a specific cable os required for CV GAte?

Audio cable? mono?...


What a mess to hear some sounds Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sallyjackmei wrote:
What a mess to hear some sounds Wink


Well, it works Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

i try .... i try...

But can't use my Midi Keyb at this time...

Maybe a cable problem.don't find which cable i have to use with my Kenton Solo .

Hard to understand all sentences when you are french !!!!!
Technicals terms are hard to understand!


Thank you again for your help!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

OK !!!!!!

My Dealer made me a Big Supply.

Now my Metasonix Works!!!! Yeah!!!!!

BUT, i still don't succeed in playing keys with my Kenton Solo.

My Keyboard makes a sound but always the same key.. no pitch!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oh, that is great to hear. Glad it makes noise now.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

metasonix wrote:
sallyjackmei :

I'm sorry your USA power adapter melted. It's a real danger buying them from our US dealers or on the used market. Most adapters sold in the US won't work properly on 50Hz mains--they get very hot. And there's no way to tell if a given transformer will work on 50 hz or not.

I have added some suggestions for power supplies for our products if used in Europe, to our website:

http://metasonix.com/forums.html?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=39

The transformers intended for powering 12v halogen lighting (like the one whose photo you posted above) ARE OK to use with our products. You need to take the cable off the USA adapter and attach it to the transformer's secondary or output terminals.


I'd like to add that Conrad Electronics does have international webpages. I was slogging through the German page and when I entered my ship-to address, it asked me to order from the French page instead. Way cooler (for me as I read French far better than Deutsch!) & the price for the transformer was much cheaper as well. Rockin!

It is probably easiest to start here: http://www.conrad.com/
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