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Use Sony ICF-C1IPMK2 in Europe

I want to use my Sony ICF-C1IPMK2 device in Europe, so I have to change the power adapter that comes with the device, to convert 220V AC to required DC. I've tried it with a 500mA adapter with voltages from 3V to 12V. It work fine with voltages over 6V. What should be the correct voltage for this device?

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  • caglar_gulse Jul 21, 2009

    There is nothing written on the adapter. That's why I'm not sure about the correct settings.


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A transformer type (Linear Mode Power Supply) AC to DC power adapter with a 9.V nominal output, measures about 12.V without load when tested with a multimeter. A power adapter with a nominal output of 7.5 V, measures a little over 9.V. Considering a number of people across different forums reported the adapter's measured power output as 12.V, I think the nominal rating of the AC to DC adapter should be 9.V. However, keep away from Switch Mode Power Supplies.

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Closed minded Sony doesn't display this information on their power adapter. And radio displayes 120V input voltage, yeah right. (adapter is hard corded to the radio)
For myself, fu¼&#ng cat has eaten the cord and short-circuited the adapter. Can't read the voltage anymore. Anyone anywhere can pin through the rubber and get a voltage reading between the adapter and radio ?

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

  • sudipc Sep 25, 2010

    I have the same model. I checked the output - it is 6V ..

  • ric27qc Sep 25, 2010

    I bought the exact same docking station last week at Zellers in Quebec city to do the test. I poked my tester's leads through the pair of wire and got a 12V reading. Positive beeing the white painted wire, negative beeing the one with the wire gauge writhings and all.
    I tested with a 12V power supply I had and the radio works great.
    But after your post, I also tested with a 6V and it works great too, even when cranking the volume.
    Means from 6 to 12V can be used to repair the radio. But make sure to respect polarities.
    Mine is already repaired and working.


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Check on the AC adapter that came with the device. It should list the DC output voltage and mA. Use the closest setting that works. Try not to go over the output of the stock adapter. A little over should be ok. For example if the stock one puts out 8 and you have to set to 9 volts.

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