tascam power supply

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Member Since: Jun 13, 2010

Just got a tascam us 428 that has a preamp problem that I think I can repair but need a power supply for it. It calls for a ps-p428 and I found one on the net, but it costs $55.00, anyone know if I can adapt a plug off another ac/ac wall wart or know where I can find a cheaper power supply? Thanks

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Since: Aug 17, 2004

Jun 13, 2010 04:51 pm

I had a tascam US2400 that I lost the power supply for. It was spec'd at a wierd voltage, like 7.5V, but would run fine at 9V.

Any power supply rated at the correct voltage will be fine. Make sure to check which pin is hot (center most of the time). Might find one for around the $30 mark at Mouser.com/Digikey.com etc, or cheap at electronic surplus store.

Since: Jun 13, 2010

Jun 13, 2010 08:17 pm

Thank you very much Colonel Sanders. That is what I wanted to know. I have a ton of wall warts laying around and just wanted to find out if there was any filters on the original power supply. Got the unit for $20 on ebay and want to troubleshoot it without spending more on what be a noisy unit.
I will check posts on this forum to see if I can be of any help to others, as you were to me. Been playing with, and repairing musical equipment since the 70's and hope i can be of some use. Thanks again.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jun 14, 2010 11:18 am

Sweet! Welcome aboard boltupright.

Since: Apr 26, 2006

Jun 14, 2010 09:36 pm

Remember when choosing a new supply try to match the voltage and current, The current will be shown in milliamps (Ma). It is better to go always to go higher in milliasmps than lower. If the adapter you are replacing was a 300 Ma plug and you cannot find an exact match choose 400 rather that 200 when choosing.

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