[ExI] Scanners live in vain

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 06:40:55 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:04 AM, Damien Broderick  wrote:
> About 10 years ago I bought a Canoscanner D646U ex in Australia, and
> eventually had it shipped here recently to the US with all my other stuff.
> Here of course the mains power supply is 110 rather than 240 volts, and the
> 3-point Aussie plug is incompatible (speaking of poking holes). So my AC
> adapter doesn't work. I would like to try using a US AC adapter, but I can't
> see anywhere what voltage it would have to step down to. 12v? 6v? something
> else?

I think you need a voltage converter.

Then rewire the plug on your AC adaptor (or use an adapter plug) so
you can plug into the voltage converter, which in turn plugs into the
mains.  The electronics shop that sells you the voltage converter
should be able to explain more.

Problem is that this set of kit will cost around 200 usd.
A new scanner is cheaper.


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