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October 19, 2017 by

Choosing the right PSU for Vestax PMC mixers

Vestax mixers – not just iconic, but the first foray into DJ’ing gear for many.
But a minefield if you lose or break the power supply unit – a lot of them look alike, but take different power supplies. There are several different power specs, and in many cases the power requirement isn’t clearly written on the rear panel. So how do you know which to get? myVolts is here to help!

There are basically 2 kinds of power for the Vestax mixer.
In most, but not all cases, the power requirement is written on the back of the unit.
Look carefully! You can damage your mixer if you plug in the wrong kind.

15V DC in, with centre negative polarity:

Here’s a PMC17-A – you can see it says “15V” on the back. It needs 15V AC/DC adaptor, with centre negative polarity.

Vestax PMC-17A mixer

Vestax PMC-17A mixer

12V AC, no polarity:

Many of the Vestax mixers take a 12V power supply. If your says “AC-12” or “AC-14” or “AC 12V” on the back, a 12V AC/AC adaptor is needed. Here’s the rear panel of a PMC 05 Pro IV, for comparison.

Vestax PMC-05 Pro IV mixer

Vestax PMC-05 Pro IV mixer

Here’s a PMC-280 – it just says “AC-14” – it needs 12V AC/AC:

Vestax PMC-280

Vestax PMC-280

That’s it! If you need a PSU, please get in touch, I’ll help you get the right one. Get in touch – caroline AT myvolts DOT com or talk to me on Twitter – https://twitter.com/carolinezoids

Caroline is a leading authority on power supply adaptors. Although there's not a lot of competition, admittedly. She's been at MyVolts for more than 10 years, is Director of Operations, and works in the Dublin office.

9 thoughts on “Choosing the right PSU for Vestax PMC mixers

  1. Josh

    Hi, im living in a country which uses 220v. My vmc004 PSU uses 110 input since I used to live in japan, do you reckon I should just buy a step down or an alternative PSU?

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    1. Caroline Swords Post author

      Sorry for the delay with this reply, we’d some trouble with the blog but we’re sorted now!
      The vmc004 uses AC power, you’ll need a step down convertor – but we don’t sell them, sorry!

      Reply
  2. Russell Dcosta

    Hi I need a power supply for VestaxPMC17a i live in australia 240v ac diagonal prongs on the plug can you direct myself to a site where i can purchase one please

    Reply
    1. Caroline Swords Post author

      Hi Phil – Sorry for the delay with this reply, we’d trouble with the blog! Drop me a mail with a photo of the power input hole on the back of your PMC-580 pro, I’ll recommend the right part!

      Reply

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