Finally got my CPE yesterday, after ordering it on April 21.
As I live in Australia, I require a power supply that can take 240V. The one I received, clearly marked on the box, is for 120V. The PS itself accepts 110-120V input.
I can (reluctantly) deal with plug conversions (North American to Australian), but I cannot deal with 120V only electrical items.
What do I have to do to get a suitable power supply sent?
Will it take another 8 months?
This is the power supply we are ordering: http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&nam...
If anyone has any other ideas please let us know.
They have a 5V and a 7.5V. No 6V.
From the spec sheet: "Other type available by customer requested" in the 'dc output connector / plug-type'
I will try to requested one...
I am in Australia and have received my CPE device and have it working using a PowerTechPlus SwitchMode AC Adaptor. It has switchable output voltages of 3,4.5,5,6,6.5 & 7. I have it set to 6V.
It also comes with a variety of plugs - I have chosen one by trial and error that physically fits but do not know its dimensions.
The polarity of the plug is also configurable. I have set mine up to be tip-positive.
I have had the unit plugged into an ordinary 240V Australian power supply for hours at a time and all has worked perfectly.
Configurable adaptors such as these are available at any good electrical supply store. I cannot remember where I bought this unit from but these days I'd head to the local Jaycar outlet.
Let us know how you go.
I have one similar: a DigiTor which goes from 5V 1A up to 24V. Currently in use for my ancient Slimp3 player.
I guess I'll see about picking a few more of these next time I am oot and aboot. (click here to translate from Canadian)
As it is so long in the past since I ordered this, I can only speculate on what I did or did not observe at the time of ordering.
I imagine I did notice the fact that it was shipping with North American p/s, but assumed that as pretty much every power supply I have seen recently with a North American plug accepts 110 thru 240 volt input, I was expecting to just have to plug in one of the many plug converters floating about. Bad assumption on my part.
I note the order page currently has a link to the spec sheet for the p/s. I do not remember that being there.
I am still waiting for a 220V power supply.
Is there likely to be a resolution to this issue in the near term?
We found one to test:
If this one works we found a supplier for large quantities of these. We'll know in about 10 days, depending on delivery.