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emilio

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dragons lair stepdown converter
« on: February 09, 2010, 04:46:14 PM »
hello evrybody.
my name is emilio. im from barcelona in spain and i am new here.
it raccomended to me from dragonslairproject to ask about my problem here.
i bought a dragons lair machine from the usa but im from spain and i cant make it work here because the power cable is diferent.
there is anyone who is from europe here that can help me to resolving this problem? i know i have to buy a cable called stepdown converter but i dont know how many watts is should be.
how many watts are american machines?
thank you

(excuse for my english)

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Re: dragons lair stepdown converter
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 05:03:01 PM »
Hi Emilio and welcome here  :-*

Well, I don't have an US Dragon's Lair, but I have several US cabinets. A 200W 220v->110v should be enough (because this cab have to run also a LD player, very consuming)  ;)

Maybe someone who owns an US DL cab can confirm exactly  ;)

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Re: dragons lair stepdown converter
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 06:27:21 PM »
Maybe someone who owns an US DL cab can confirm exactly  ;)

No problem boss,

Bruno asks, Mav acts!


Hi emilio,

welcome here, I even replied to you on the Dragon's Lair project board,

no problem for your english, I know it is a problem for you dragon's lair fans around europe so no problem  at all, we care for all of you guys ;)

in this way - line per line - you can understand what I tell you exactly translating with babelfish on altavista

First of all, Which LD player you have inside the cab?

the original pioneer ldv-1000 (60W) or pioneer ldv 8000 (100W) + interface, pionner pr 8210 (rev. A-C+others), sony Ld player 1450 (39W) + interface..

As you can see there can be some differences on LD power consuming

If you have an original 100% machine, 200 W could be ok as bruno told you


Anyway to be sure (in case you have a new pioneer 8000 at 100W!) go for a 250W

So you will have no surprise in the future (the stepdown converter that manage more watts guarantee no problems for long play hours)

Hope to be helpful and don't worry for your english I know what you mean and we will work this out to let all the people around the world to be able to join the forum here

feel free to ask with no worries, you are more than welcome here


Mav

« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 08:43:46 PM by Maverick »

emilio

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Re: dragons lair stepdown converter
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010, 04:40:04 PM »
hallo, thank you for your answers.
the laserdisc is sony lasermax lpd 1450 as maveric say with multicard.
how many cable i put in the wall, 1 or 2?
and you know if i can buy the stepdown converter from the internet?
 
a 250W 220v->110v is what i have to buy??

thank you evrybody





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Re: dragons lair stepdown converter
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 06:20:46 PM »
a 250W 220v->110v is what i have to buy??

Yep  8)

Something like this http://www.starkelectronic.com/st500.htm

Im sure in some online electronic store they selll these
« Last Edit: February 10, 2010, 06:22:59 PM by Etienne [NL] »

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Re: dragons lair stepdown converter
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 11:38:11 PM »
hey guys this is sergio. im writing for emilio since i know english a little better than him.
we just checked and the characteristics  of the player are:
ac out 120v 60hz 39w (as maverick  said) and it also says max 300w unswitched and max 3a.
the monitor characteristics  instead are:
model 19k4921
120v 60hz 100w max
so now the question is:if i get a 250w converter,wont it fry the monitor which shouldnt get more power than 100w? or that makes no different?
also, we are having problems connecting all the cables. is there anyone that is good with rhem who's willing to help us maybe via pm?
one last thing: isee a cable that comes out from the machine and no question about that, its gonna have to be plugged in the converter and then in the wall.but what about the ldp cable?does that need to be plugged in a stepdown converter and then in the wall as well?i mean does the dragons lair machine needs 2 different sockets?
thank you all for your help. sorry for the long post

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Re: dragons lair stepdown converter
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 11:46:26 PM »
The 250W on the converter means it CAN deliver UP TO 250W, so it only delivers the power you need. For instance, if you need 130W total, the converter is going to deliver only 130W.
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