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Upgraded Power Supplies - Work with M1000?

Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:20 am

Hi Folks,

I was quite interested to see Channel Island Audio has released an upgraded, non-switching power supply for the new Squeezebox Duet. Here is the output specs:

Output Voltage: 9V DC @ 2.5 Amps

Will this work with a M1000? The stock m1000 power supply outputs 9V 1.3a

I'd like to try the CIA product, but do not want to fry my m1000.

Your comments are appreciated.
 
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Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:40 am

CAUTION
RokuLabs have historically shipped 2 versions which have had “SoundBridge M1000â€
 
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Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:41 pm

Thanks Alan - I absolutely have a 1000.
 
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Follow Up - 2.5mm diam. pin?

Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:03 pm

OK - Just talked with CIA - their product uses a 2.5mm diam. DC connector with a positive center pin.

Will that work with a m1000?

They said the higher amperage of their supply is not an issue.

Thanks
 
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Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:57 pm

@ ismarketing

Permit me to make some observations here:

1. The OEM 9 volt external PSU as supplied with the "original" M1000 rarely fails, which is certainly not the case for the 5 volt unit supplied with a new M1001.

2. With the above in mind, do you really need to replace your existing PSU? If so, why not consider a unit that you can buy here (locally in the UK) from Maplin Electronics?

3. Herewith the replacement PSU units that can be purchased in the UK from “Maplinâ€
 
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Re: Follow Up - 2.5mm diam. pin?

Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:06 am

ismarketing wrote:
OK - Just talked with CIA - their product uses a 2.5mm diam. DC connector with a positive center pin.

Will that work with a m1000?

Does that connector size match the one listed by alan???

alanmc wrote:
The M1001's connector that plugs into the SoundBridge uses 2.1 inside diameter and 5.5mm outside diameter 10mm long,
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Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:17 am

NOTE> The measurements of the plug fitted to the OEM power supply were quoted in an email to me by RokuLyndon (who obtained same direct from their Tech Division) :wink:
 
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Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:08 am

Gentlemen - I have a 1000 NOT a 1001. Also - I live in the US.

So - Will the 1000 accept a 2.5mm diam plug?

Thanks
 
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Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:43 am

@ ismarketing

further to your most recent response, the fact that you fail to indicate where you live has brought about this situation. It may have come to your notice that both myself and 'stretch' clearly indicate in which country we reside :wink:
If you mention CIA to me, I am going to assume you mean the company that operate out of the Channel Islands (Located between Britain and France). Hence the reason I mentioned that you could obtain a PSU more locally in the UK.

As I previously stated (in case you failed to grasp it), you need to know P R E C I S E L Y what Channel Island Audio mean when they quote "a 2.5mm diam plug" . . . . is this the internal diameter, or the external diameter? You also fail to mention the length (which for the Soundbridge is very critical, as it must be at least 10mm long).

Having now "spoon-fed" you with all this info it is hardly rocket-science for you to now resolve the answer to your own question by emailing the CIA and requesting T H E I R confirmation.
 
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No need to be snippy

Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:26 am

Thanks for all the information - I make no claims to understand the details of electrical connections. I'm here because I love music and am always looking for ways to improve the sound of my system. As I said in my original post, I'm looking an upgrade that will not fry my unit.

If you don't want to be bothered "spoon feeding" other members, don't hit reply.

FYI - Channel Islands Audio is a US based manufacturer of high-end amps, pre-amps, and after market power supplies. For those wanting to be spoon fed more info, have a look at:

http://www.ciaudio.com/

The product that interests me for the Roku is their new VDC•9.0 Upgrade Power Supply.

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