blinddrew wrote:Of course they can, but at what cost?
And the 'if Behringer can do it' argument doesn't really hold water, they have massive manufacturing facilities and can afford all the additional stresses of dealing with high voltages and the other challenges above. Some small boutique manufacturer may not have that luxury.
No excuse for Roland though... ;)
I agree with Dave though, it would be nice to see some standards.
Ta. One big beef is the captive DC cable? I bet 90% of PSUs get chucked because of a cracked conductor where it leaves the blob. Some PSUs (Christmas lights!) come with a detachable cable which of course can be replaced.
Laptops for instance often use a specific DC socket that excludes all other plug types for no other reason than to do just that! The warning that "Only a bona fide Ripsuoff power supply must be used or damage could result" is b****s. It is easy-peasy in this day and age to make gear that can accept a wide range of voltages, many sort the polarity and a few don't care if it is AC or DC!
Jusfort. When a mnfctr tells you that any but their own PSU could cause damage to the gear you should OF COURSE heed that advice. My point was it should not be the case.
In many cases it is not true but unless you have the means to test out the situation, play safe.