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Can I put UK power into Canadian device?
Sep 3rd, 2013, 10:23pm
 
Hi,

I've got a Canadian-bought streamer - http://www.belkin.com/uk/p/P-F7D4515 which I want to use in the UK.

Problem is I'm not sure if I can replace the power adaptor to one I found on ebay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-5V-2A-UKAD840050-2000-Aoition-Switching-Po...

On the back of the device it says 5V 2A..

Help please, I dont want to blow the thing up!!
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Re: Can I put UK power into Canadian device?
Reply #1 - Sep 4th, 2013, 6:31am
 
It should be fine if you match the voltage exactly, and the power supply has a current rating equal to or larger than that required by the streamer.

You always want a switch mode or regulated power supply - They ensure that no matter what the input voltage (with in reason), the output is always the same voltage and will not fluctuate.

The only other thing to check is if it's DC (I would expect it is), and the polarity of the DC plug.  This is shown with one of these logos usually:

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Re: Can I put UK power into Canadian device?
Reply #2 - Sep 4th, 2013, 10:31am
 
What he said.

The photo of the label on the adaptor shows it to have a "centre positive" plug. Check the streamer also needs centre positive. Most appliances do but best check first.

If it's not obvious from the label on the streamer check the label on the Canadian adaptor.
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Re: Can I put UK power into Canadian device?
Reply #3 - Sep 25th, 2013, 4:18pm
 
Lectrician wrote on Sep 4th, 2013, 6:31am:
It should be fine if you match the voltage exactly, and the power supply has a current rating equal to or larger than that required by the streamer.


Exactly that!

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