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I'm writing you hoping that you can help me out with this. You seem to be the expert on everything regarding TBC's and capture devices. I'm planning on importing a Datavideo TBC 1000 from the USA and have it shipped over here (Spain). Is it safe to use a plug adaptor with the unit? Will this affect the signal in any way or form? I guess I will be fine using an adapter. I even read in the forums that an AC adapter for an external HDD will work just fine with the unit?

Any help would be much appreciated!!

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TBCs needs native power. No plug shape adapters, no steps converters.

The DataVideo TBC-1000 is one of the more lenient TBCs, in terms of power supply units (PSUs), aka AC adapters. Officially, it's 12V 1.2A, and center-positive. But HDDs almost universally come with 12V 2A center-positive adapters, and these work quite well. Not only because the volts match, and amps within tolerances, but also because HDDs usually come with quality name-branded adapters. Not just generic Chinese junk.

Good PSUs (AC adapters) will not have noise.

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Thank you very much Sir.


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TBCs needs native power. No plug shape adapters, no steps converters.

The DataVideo TBC-1000 is one of the more lenient TBCs, in terms of power supply units (PSUs), aka AC adapters. Officially, it's 12V 1.2A, and center-positive. But HDDs almost universally come with 12V 2A center-positive adapters, and these work quite well. Not only because the volts match, and amps within tolerances, but also because HDDs usually come with quality name-branded adapters. Not just generic Chinese junk.

Good PSUs (AC adapters) will not have noise.
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