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Postby Deleted User » Thu May 09, 2019 9:18 pm

Hi all
I have a Behringer mixer desk that gets hot around the power source after its been plugged in for a while. Somewhere in the manual it says its normal for it to get hot; but I have my doubts!

There is no coolant fan in it so how on earth are the resistors in the circuit board going to cool. There is also NO on/ off switch for it meaning that to make break the mains power circuit is done by plugging a wire in and out of it which is not a great idea as a switch that causes a spark and more likely have the load go in the wrong direction and blow the device as I would imagine it is not diode protected. The manual says disconnect it at the plug on the wall and don't take the wire out of the back of the mixer, but again still same problem.

I bought this item online from a UK seller and when it arrived it had a euro 2 pin plug on the end that had no fuse or no 3 pin plug UK adapter, I see no changeable fuse in the mixer its self too

The shop where I buy stuff from said they don't sell Behringer gear as it is rubbish and dose not last 5 minutes, at first I though this was there sales pitch but now I am starting to believe them!
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu May 09, 2019 9:59 pm

Berry gear is mixed, old designs are sometimes not so good, modern stuff is usually pretty reliable and good value for money. UK sellers are obliged to supple a UK PSU. Which specific mixer model do you have?
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby Deleted User » Thu May 09, 2019 10:16 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:Berry gear is mixed, old designs are sometimes not so good, modern stuff is usually pretty reliable and good value for money. UK sellers are obliged to supple a UK PSU. Which specific mixer model do you have?

Got it from gear4music. Probably going to stop buying from them though
Apparently you get a 2 year warranty if you register the device online with Behringer. Not like a Sure authorized dealer where the shop guarantees the warranty.

Its a 1202FX. PSU???
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby blinddrew » Thu May 09, 2019 11:19 pm

I've got a couple of 1202s (and a 2222) and yes they do get hot but i've never had a problem with them. Unless it's too hot to touch then it's probably fine.
The idea that all Behringer gear is junk is, as Sam says, out of date. But it's still wise to avoid their DIs. ;)
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby James Perrett » Thu May 09, 2019 11:24 pm

If they've taken the trouble to mention it in the manual then it is almost certainly normal. They almost certainly use regulator IC's to reduce the power supply voltage down to whatever the circuit requires and these are probably using the mixer case as a heatsink. They've had problems in the past with the ADA8000 where they underrated the regulators which lead to unreliability but plenty of other manufacturers do something similar - indeed, the heatsinks on my A&H desk get pretty hot but, from the way they are made, they are obviously intended to.
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri May 10, 2019 9:58 am

BenjaminBunting wrote:The shop where I buy stuff from said they don't sell Behringer gear as it is rubbish and dose not last 5 minutes, at first I though this was there sales pitch but now I am starting to believe them!

:roll: I suggest that you start to go elsewhere if that's the view of the staff of current Behringer gear.

10-15 years ago some of their larger mixers in particular were flaky, but things have markedly improved. I've had several (5-10 I guess) of their smaller mixers as jobbing/utility devices and all have been fine... and, yes, the can get warm, but that's never been a performance/reliability issue for me.
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri May 10, 2019 10:03 am

Dose anybodie smell a rat hear? :yawn:
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri May 10, 2019 10:10 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Dose anybodie smell a rat hear? :yawn:

Hmmm... I've just reread the posts... I do now. Posted from a mobile device on an EE network in the Manchester area perchance?
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri May 10, 2019 10:13 am

Close.... :lol:
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri May 10, 2019 10:24 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Dose anybodie smell a rat hear? :yawn:

Yes, From when I read and replied to the first post last night. The alliterative username too.....
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby The Elf » Fri May 10, 2019 10:27 am

This is tiresome. :boring:

Has he seriously nothing better to do with his life? What's the motive?
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby blinddrew » Fri May 10, 2019 2:58 pm

Can't believe I missed the typo in the last sentence. :headbang:
I was plainly under-caffeinated.
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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat May 11, 2019 6:54 am

Of course it might be some sort of automated Turing test trying to fine tune its annoyance factor through repeated iterations. I suppose once they've perfected it here they'll take it over to Gearslutz where they'll get thermonuclear results.

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Re: Behringer mixer getting hot

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat May 11, 2019 8:26 am

ConcertinaChap wrote:Of course it might be some sort of automated Turing test trying to fine tune its annoyance factor through repeated iterations. I suppose once they've perfected it here they'll take it over to Gearslutz where they'll get thermonuclear results.

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