OT: Stepdown convertor
jwest at classiccmp.org
Tue Sep 19 18:02:51 CDT 2006
Can't you still look up the FCC-ID on a card online, to get the manufacturer
at least and then hit the manufacturer and/or their website for info?
----- Original Message -----
From: <aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk>
To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: OT: Stepdown convertor
> --- Gordon JC Pearce <gordon at gjcp.net> wrote:
>> aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I have been having problems with my Dreamcast
>> > (that I use to surf the 'net) resetting randomly
>> > After checking out the power lines, it seems
>> > that the stepdown convertor is at fault. It
>> > has a crack and 2 bulging bits (where the
>> > plastic has been molded with lumps instead of
>> > flat) on the underside.
>> > How dangerous is this if it is the cause of
>> > the problem?
>> Sounds like it's overheating.
>> > It converts a 240V input to a 110V output (not
>> > been able to check the exact specs on it, as
>> > it's in use and very hot), as my Dreamcast I
>> > am using is a Japanese model (my UK model
>> > isn't fully functioning).
>> I'm not well up on Dreamcasts. Do they have an
>> external power supply?
>> If they do, then you could use your UK PSU.
>> Other than that, you might get an old switchable
>> 220/110v psu and make
>> it into an autotransformer.
> The one I am currently using is Japanese one
> and they (like the USA?) have 2 pin plugs into
> the mains, whereas our (UK) plugs have 3 pins
> so I can't use a UK power supply on a Japanese
> Like I stated in another post (I think?) I got
> a replacement off eBay which I received today,
> so all is well again.
> Andrew B
> aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk
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