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PSU for rme ADI 2 dac

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Hello, looking for some expert advice. I am using an RME ADI2 DAC which I love.

 

I happen to have on hand a Qualia physic psu which puts out 12v 6.6a.

 

The RME says it has a "universal DC input socket accepting 9.5v to 15v". It comes with a 12v 2a wall wart.

 

Leaving aside the question of whether this is worth doing or not, will I damage my ADI 2 by plugging in a 12v 6.6a PSU?

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Providing the plug has the same polarity, no you won't do any damage. The difference between the 12V @ 2A supply, and the 12V @ 6.6A supply is that the latter can handle a bigger load. Your DAC will only draw the current it needs.

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19 minutes ago, bob_m_54 said:

Providing the plug has the same polarity, no you won't do any damage. The difference between the 12V @ 2A supply, and the 12V @ 6.6A supply is that the latter can handle a bigger load. Your DAC will only draw the current it needs.

To add to that, check whether PSU and DAC are both centre positive or negative. Mixing this can do damage. Sometimes, using a higher current supply can lower the operating temperature which is usually good for life of electronics.

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Which is why I mentioned "Providing the plug has the same polarity" 😉

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3 hours ago, Snoopy8 said:

check whether PSU and DAC are both centre positive or negative.

Thanks! How do I find that?

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