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Old 28th August 2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Cheap, quality SMPSs on ebay

So I ran across a great deal on ebay for a power supply for a car stereo. It's the Fender Passport DC/DC converter that is usually used for powering their portable system from a battery.

Most are about $80 on ebay, but I got mine for about $20 shipped.

What I think is really cool is that I will be able to try out different amplifier setups and just use this separate SMPS.

One thing I am not sure about though is the inout voltage. It says 12V nominal input and never says anything about if it works with 13.8V or 10V or anything. Anyway, I opened it and it does look like anything why fry from a couple extra volts.

Anyway, I'm just passing the tip along.
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Old 30th August 2005, 12:20 AM   #2
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Nice. When you get it, see what voltages it puts out.
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Old 30th August 2005, 03:00 AM   #3
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Hey guys. So, it outputs +45V and -45V and is rated at, I think, 150W. This should be perfect for testing some gain clones in my car.

You should be able to find other auctions by searching for "passport converter" on ebay

Oh yeah, and I tried that at 13.8V, but with no load.
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Old 13th September 2005, 04:20 AM   #4
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Wow, I did not notice that the voltage could be adjusted too. It go from +/-29V to =/-50V. This is like the holy grail of car amp accessories for me. Also, it is rated at at least 250W, which is way more than I need for my type of music.
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Old 21st September 2005, 06:15 AM   #5
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you got a pretty good deal i shelled out about 60 bucks on ebay for the same one >.<
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