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Re: talking wall warts..

My suspicion is that the Alesis and Lexicon wall warts are AC (alternating
current) while all others are DC (direct current). The symbol for AC on the
wall warts I own is a wavy line like a sine wave. I imagine an AC adaptor
*could* run a DC unit, which is why the Alesis/Lexicon warts run other
devices, but the DC adaptors would *probably* create precisely the "frozen
on" condition you're experiencing because it's like the current is "stuck"
at one point in it's cycle. If you can find a source for good quality AC
wall warts, they may be cheaper than the brand-name 50 dollar units. Good
luck, and be careful with wall wart mix-and-match games. You could probably
burn something out pretty quick with the wrong mix!
Douglas Baldwin, Alpha male Coyote, the Trickster

-----Original Message-----
From: Malhomme <malhomme@vete.ucl.ac.be>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Friday, August 20, 1999 8:45 AM
Subject: talking wall warts..

>Because the subject was raised, I have a
>question for technically literate people in
>the US...
>It is impossible (I'm french) to run properly
>either alesis or lexicon stuff with generic
>wall warts here. No matter voltage or
>polarity, it gives (on the jam man for
>example) a lighthing of all leds to red, all
>led segments on and nothing working. Id with
>the vortex; id with a midiverb 3. I checked
>everyhthing i caould (polarity, voltage) and
>found nodiférence with the usual ones...
>An alesis one will work perfectly on the
>lexes and visae versae. I don't get where is
>the difference...
>the same wallwarts work perfectly with any
>other brand (?!?!).
>Trouble is I f I want a buy one from alesis
>for example, here it is 50 dollars. Which is
>quite expensive...