Power adapter for external HDD

Grouter

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The connector is common, but ensure you get the amperage of the new adapter correct. If it puts out too few amps, you'll fry the enclosure and maybe also the HDD inside. The Vantec will try to draw amps that the adapter cannot supply. Something will give, and it won't be pretty...
 

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Make sure it's the same colour, too. Sometimes...... :)

back on topic: Electronics store? Computer shop? Local electrical shop? Game and places sell universal power supplies.
 

jxharding

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man, looking for the exact same thing
opti pa-226 e adapter

hard as hell to get this unit, been phoning a lot of people
i tried ebay, bidorbuy, nada.

hope you (we) get a solution for this
 

ponder

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man, looking for the exact same thing
opti pa-226 e adapter

hard as hell to get this unit, been phoning a lot of people
i tried ebay, bidorbuy, nada.

hope you (we) get a solution for this
Use any adapter that supplies 12V@2A & 5V@2a.
Manufacturer: OPTI / Vantecusa
Model Number: PA-226 A
Part Number: 0T0721

Input Voltage: 100-240VAC 0.8A 50/60Hz, 50-80VA
Output: Dual Voltage
+5V == 2A
+12 == 2A
Connector: 4 Pin 10mm mini Din



http://azsurplus.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_14&products_id=1007
http://azsurplus.org/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_79&products_id=1894

http://za.rs-online.com/web/search/searchBrowseAction.html?method=getProduct&R=4545175#header Just check if the pin-outs correspond, if they don't cut the wire and make them correspond.
 
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McGuywer

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man, looking for the exact same thing
opti pa-226 e adapter

hard as hell to get this unit, been phoning a lot of people
i tried ebay, bidorbuy, nada.

hope you (we) get a solution for this
Make sure it's the same colour, too. Sometimes...... :)

back on topic: Electronics store? Computer shop? Local electrical shop? Game and places sell universal power supplies.


You should be sorted now.
 

kayvee

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The single voltage (12V) ones are easy to find. Not so easy are the 12V and 5V 4-pin versions. The cheap enclosures generally use the dual supply versions, whereas the single supply 12V versions have an integrated 5V regulator on the interface board for generating the 5V for the drive and interface electronics.
 
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ponder

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@ponder
I don't know about jxharding, but mine doesn't use that 4-pin plug. I know that's the normal one for external hard drives, but mine uses a simple round one like a larger Nokia charger...
I was not replying to your post, jxharding needs 4-pin mini-DIN connector for the 12V & 5V rails ;)
 
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