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9v train 3rd party power supply

dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 642
will 3rd party power supply work with 9v.

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  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,625
    Are you talking about just the transformer that plugs into the wall or the whole thing?
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 642
    just the transformer that pugs into the wall
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,625
    As long as it plugs into the Lego speed controller and accepts 120/240V (depending on the country you live in) going in and puts out 9V you should be fine.
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 642
    sweet ill look for a cheaper alternative then $24 off bricklink
  • canon03canon03 USAMember Posts: 355
    I've been wondering the same and ran across the following but haven't tried it yet:
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=281331764999

    I'm having a hard time figuring out what size the input plug is (that plugs into the regulator) on the original LEGO version so I can search for it. I'd prefer not to have the transformer have variable volts in case it gets switched to a higher value accidently and burn up the regulator.

    @dragon114‌ If you find one that works, be sure to post back with the source.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,625
    @dragon114 What country are you in that uses the $? There is one in Canada for $10.00.
  • 19741974 Member Posts: 141
    edited January 2015
    dragon114 said:

    will 3rd party power supply work with 9v.

    It's a completely generic transformer and not made by TLG. That way TLG don't have to conform to high voltage electrical standards in a given country, the supplier of the transformer does

    Specs are as follows

    Input : 230VAC/115VAC depending on your country

    Output : 10VAC 700mA

    Plug : 5,5/2,1mm

    If you cannot find an AC transformer, you can use a DC one. but I advice to pick a 12V over a 9V type as there are losses in the conversion. Polarity does not matter

    In all cases I recommend finding a 1500-2000mA type if you're running two motors or have a large rail setup

    The internal regulator is very well protected, so don't worry

    Cheers,

    Ole

  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 642
    I'm in the us. Any good ones on. Amazon
  • 19741974 Member Posts: 141
    Just look for anything with the above specs, pin size being rather important. No more Radio Shack over there?
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 642
    1974 said:

    Just look for anything with the above specs, pin size being rather important. No more Radio Shack over there?

    we do but they seem to be over priced on stuff

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