quick step down convertor question....

steve morris

Well-known Member
Howdy folks

I know this has been done to death, but.....well..........i'm a Joey :D

I should be getting a Tosh HD DVD player tomorrow (depending on '****ty link' couriers) and can i use an old step down convertor (from a Jap PS2 i had) just to test it's working in tip top style?

The step down i have is:
Input: 220V-240V 50/60Hz
Output: 110V 65W

I just want to use it briefly to make sure the players o.k.

I then want to buy this on Thursday:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=VR03D&DOY=22m8
Will this one be o.k. for permenant use?

Thanks for the help homies!!:clap:
 

Godfather

Active Member
The 65W one is borderline ok. Should be fine for briefly testing but don't leave it on for more than an hour in case the transformer overheats. The Maplin 200VA or 300VA ones are excellent, as recommended by Nic Rhodes. :D
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
I wouldn't use 65w on my player, these things will overheat and can melt (I had one that did, it was rated at 50w and player consumed 42w). I always allow 30% over spec, 10% for the 10% over voltage I have here, 10% to allow for incorrect ratings of transformer and 10% for FOC. So in my book that is 300w!
 

hddvdman

Well-known Member
i have a spare one if needed - lmk

just brought a new version with 2 x sockets for my blu ray when out
 

nictry

Well-known Member
I have the 100w one recommended from Ebay seller, have to say though does get v hot, now turn it off when not using the player, does everyone else leave theirs on? Is a pain having to plug it in every time I want to demo the player/watch a movie? would a higher w rated one be better?
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
I leave it on or in standby but there is an on off switch on the transformer if you want to kill it dead.
 

Avi

Distinguished Member
nictry said:
I have the 100w one recommended from Ebay seller, have to say though does get v hot, now turn it off when not using the player, does everyone else leave theirs on? Is a pain having to plug it in every time I want to demo the player/watch a movie? would a higher w rated one be better?

I use a 100w unit that has a thermal fuse. It gets very warm but no warmer than my Lumagen. Pronto or laptop power bricks and it's on all the time. I looked at several units and the 200/300w wouldn't fit my space due to their size (similar to a house brick).

AVI
 

nictry

Well-known Member
Avi said:
I use a 100w unit that has a thermal fuse. It gets very warm but no warmer than my Lumagen. Pronto or laptop power bricks and it's on all the time. I looked at several units and the 200/300w wouldn't fit my space due to their size (similar to a house brick).

AVI
OK, it does seem to be v hot though so was a bit worried, also the instructions with it do say don't leave on all the time and only while 'in use'? But if you have had it a while I feel a bit more confident :)
 

hurst_c

Standard Member
Hi,

I'm awaiting my Toshibs to arrive, I was going to use an old transformer I used for a Dreamcast - could someone please confirm whether it would be suitable?

Input - 220/24V
Output - 110/120V
Max Load - 50VA

Many thanks!
 

Avi

Distinguished Member
hurst_c said:
Hi,

I'm awaiting my Toshibs to arrive, I was going to use an old transformer I used for a Dreamcast - could someone please confirm whether it would be suitable?

Input - 220/24V
Output - 110/120V
Max Load - 50VA

Many thanks!

I would suggest an absolute min of 100w. The Tosh is rated at 90w and according to AVS avg consumption is around 48w with a peaks a about 80w.

AVI
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
hurst_c said:
Hi,

I'm awaiting my Toshibs to arrive, I was going to use an old transformer I used for a Dreamcast - could someone please confirm whether it would be suitable?

Input - 220/24V
Output - 110/120V
Max Load - 50VA

Many thanks!
Don't use it.
 

hurst_c

Standard Member
Many thanks for the advice - I've just ordered a replacement from eBay froma previous link on the same topic.
 

hddvdman

Well-known Member
ive got one spare that i got off ebay - alot of teh forum members brought off him so i did, ive just upgraded to the two pin for my blu ray when it comes.

you can it for £13 inc delivery
 

av addict

Active Member
is it them same as fatrich has or differnet one----how much by the way
 
R

Regionaire

Guest
Just to clarify... the A1 and XA1 draw 90Watts of power, so a transformer of at least 135Watts is required to operate within the correct tolerances and safety. We use a 200W professional model for our players with good long term results and more importantly no melt-down or damage to player.
thanks
Alan at HD-DVD UK
 

hddvdman

Well-known Member
sparkytoon said:
is it them same as fatrich has or differnet one----how much by the way
hi mate £13 inc delivery - but for a more faster delivery will have to add on top, if wanted ill dig out the spec and post in a bit
 

hddvdman

Well-known Member
cpadams said:
hi mate £13 inc delivery - but for a more faster delivery will have to add on top, if wanted ill dig out the spec and post in a bit
Step Down Transformer

* Converts 220/240v AC to 110/120v AC
* Maximum output 100 watts
* Fitted with a 13amp UK plug
* USA style socket
* Ideal for Games Consoles etc
 

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Godfather

Active Member

av addict

Active Member
is this one enough wattage on it-only goes upto 100 watts -don't want to risk
it really think i'll go for a more powerful one--thanks anyway
 

Avi

Distinguished Member
Regionaire said:
Just to clarify... the A1 and XA1 draw 90Watts of power, so a transformer of at least 135Watts is required to operate within the correct tolerances and safety. We use a 200W professional model for our players with good long term results and more importantly no melt-down or damage to player.
thanks
Alan at HD-DVD UK

Regionaire

Have you measured the consumption or just going from the 90w rating ?

AVI
 

Avi

Distinguished Member
cpadams said:
Step Down Transformer

* Converts 220/240v AC to 110/120v AC
* Maximum output 100 watts
* Fitted with a 13amp UK plug
* USA style socket
* Ideal for Games Consoles etc

Looks similar to the unit I've been using since May. No problems with overheating.

AVI
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
Avi said:
Have you measured the consumption or just going from the 90w rating ?
AVI The Toshiba rating is accurate but may be not what you see during everyday operation. It peaks at 90w, however most of the day to day operation is just short of 60w, however everything I and others have said about VA ratings needs to be taken seriously, even a small 'temporary issues' on the mains can saturate these transformers and completely max them out. It isn't always about everyday consumption but designing a system that does not cause faults like fires. I certainly wouldn't go under 100w if it was my family, not for the sake of a couple of pounds, over spec'ed ones aren't very expensive as links have shown.
 

Godfather

Active Member
Regionaire said:
Just to clarify... the A1 and XA1 draw 90Watts of power, so a transformer of at least 135Watts is required to operate within the correct tolerances and safety. We use a 200W professional model for our players with good long term results and more importantly no melt-down or damage to player.
thanks
Alan at HD-DVD UK
I just measured my A1 with a Maplin power meter. It consumes around 50W when spinning a disc.
 

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