Step down converter from UK to Japanese

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Harleyg21

Joined Jul 8, 2020
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Hi there, Probably quite a simple one. I recently bought a Tascam 424 Mk iii cassette deck from Japan and I understand I will need to get a stepdown converter from 230/240v - 100v. However, on the power supply, the output also mentions 22VA, so do I need to factor this into which converter I buy? If anyone could direct me to the right converter that would be highly appreciated. Here is a photo for clarity. Thanks, Harley.
 

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andrewmm

Joined Feb 25, 2011
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I just had a look around the web,
check your unit, the web seems to be sayign it needs a 12V input , whilst your PSU shows 24 V ?
 

Irving

Joined Jan 30, 2016
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The cassette deck requires 12vAC @1.25A
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The TEAC manufactured OEM AC-AC adaptor is marked as either 100v or 120v to 2 x 12v AC
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Options are:

Drop 230v AC -> 110vAC as my post #3 - £11 + free shipping
New 230v AC -> 12v AC as per post #6 -£15 + £18 shipping !!!!
New 230v AC -> 12v AC from here - £13 inc shipping
 

MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
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Why does the original TASCAM PS-P424 Mklll state 24V (12V x)?
Check the output connector on your power adapter and see if there are two or three contacts.

Tascam PS-P424.jpg
 

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Harleyg21

Joined Jul 8, 2020
9
No, the adapter is capable of supplying 45VA, but your power adapter & deck will only take what they need...
The cassette deck requires 12vAC @1.25A
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The TEAC manufactured OEM AC-AC adaptor is marked as either 100v or 120v to 2 x 12v AC
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Options are:

Drop 230v AC -> 110vAC as my post #3 - £11 + free shipping
New 230v AC -> 12v AC as per post #6 -£15 + £18 shipping !!!!
New 230v AC -> 12v AC from here - £13 inc shipping
Brill, looks like your first post is the one.
 

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Harleyg21

Joined Jul 8, 2020
9
Why does the original TASCAM PS-P424 Mklll state 24V (12V x)?
Check the output connector on your power adapter and see if there are two or three contacts.

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There are 2 connectors, one ever-so slightly bigger than the other which I believe is the Japanese standard as opposed to the US equivalent which are the same size. The input to the deck is a 5 pin din.
 

Irving

Joined Jan 30, 2016
940
That's weird, because the 3rd party adaptor has a barrel connector... on the 12v end...

This why its so much easier to step the supply side down to 110v and use the original adaptor
 

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Harleyg21

Joined Jul 8, 2020
9
That's weird, because the 3rd party adaptor has a barrel connector... on the 12v end...

This why its so much easier to step the supply side down to 110v and use the original adaptor
I think the MKi and MKii used barrel connectors but the iii annoyingly shifted to 5 pin din.
 

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Harleyg21

Joined Jul 8, 2020
9
That's weird, because the 3rd party adaptor has a barrel connector... on the 12v end...

This why its so much easier to step the supply side down to 110v and use the original adaptor
Apologies if I'm missing a point, but would stepping it down to 110v not be enough and in turn blow it?
 
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