I get quite a few requests for a particular hard-to-find PSU: a 10V power adaptor for a Numark mixer.
It’s difficult to source this part – a power adaptor with 10V output is rare, and this one is particularly unusual as it is 10V AC/AC and not the more usual 10V AC/DC (read about the difference in my earlier blog post here).
So what are you options if you need a new PSU and you have one of these mixers that needs 10V AC/AC? For example, the Numark DM1000mkII, DM1001X, DM1002X, DM1050, DM2050, M2, M3 and M4 mixers?
Read on and I’ll explain how to choose and what you should get.
This is another part in an occasional series about different types of power inputs.
This week: the unpolarized C7/C8 coupler – more commonly known as the figure-of-8 connector. You know the one: it looks like, well, an eight.
More specifically, on the device side, it looks like an eight on its side, with a metal pin in each loop.
I get quite a lot of queries from people looking for a replacement power adaptor for their gaming chair. You know the ones – it’s like an armchair with no legs, and it attaches to your console, and vibrates or rocks, with the action. It usually has speakers-built in, to make the gaming experience more immersive.
I think perhaps the PSUs are sought for a couple of reasons: because the chairs are moved around a lot, from room to room, the power adaptors tend to get lost and broken. Also, it’s difficult to find replacements – retailers like Walmart and Argos sell the chairs, but don’t seem to sell the spare parts for the chairs.