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SH 101 / Japan / PSU?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:57 pm
by grumblenoise
Hi Guys,

Just got myself an absolute MINT SHS 101 from Japan. Just wondering what PSU I should use with it though when it arrives? Would this be OK? Or is it going to be 110v? Don't want to FRY it :lol:

Thanks a lot.

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:01 pm
by alpha5000dk
I think it would help, if you told us, where you're living... :roll:

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:02 pm
by grumblenoise
OOops :oops: I'm from the UK

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:24 pm
by Psy_Free
You might need a step-down transformer. Maplins sell them.

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:58 pm
by hageir
doesn't the sh-101 only take 9v?
those boss regular 9v guitar adapters?

my mc-202 did that..

so it's neutral, only 9v, I THINK

9v adaptor = you'll be fine

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:32 pm
by equaliser
I bought a 727 from the US (I'm from the UK, by the way). Bought a standard 9v adaptor, probably from a car boot sale or something, and bobs yer auntie - lots of bongo sounds.

101s seem susceptible to hum from rubbish adaptors, so a standard Boss one is generally a good idea.

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:37 pm
by clueless
My 101 only works with Boss adapters and nothing else. I have the ones I got with my SYB synths that work fine. Donno why that is.

PS... I do believe Hageir is correct on his assumption..... but don't quote me. I have never used a 101 in the UK before.
Be careful with that link you provided. It says 240. The 101 you got from Japan will be 100v. If you get an adapter with it (which you should) you may need the step down transformer has been mentioned.

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:57 pm
by nathanscribe
My MC-202 works absolutely fine with a standard, cheap, regulated 9V adapter. I'm assuming the 101 will do the same, as long as you get the polarity right and make sure the adapter is regulated at the right voltage.

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:15 am
by teknosmoker
I used to use my SH-101 with both an older Boss adapter and a generic PSU (that met the correct voltage requirements). Both adapters caused the SH to be noisy, so I'd use batteries whenever tracking. After doing a bit of research on the issue, I picked up a genuine Boss PSA120T adapter and the SH-101 is now free of unwanted noise.