NEED to buy this power plug but CANNOT FIND!

Coldkilla

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Back of drum module says this:

"USE ROLAND ACI OR ACB OR PSB-1U ADAPTOR ONLY"

I have a TD3 Electric Drumset. It's made from Roland and the drum module itself, is called the TD3 (go figure). The problem is, I need to sell this thing fast! The only problem: I cannot find the power plug! I've searched the web, and cannot find JUST the plug/cord. Could anyone please help me locate this! I'd really appreciate it! Thanks.
 

bsobel

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Originally posted by: Coldkilla
I have a TD3 Electric Drumset. It's made from Roland and the drum module itself, is called the TD3 (go figure). The problem is, I need to sell this thing fast! The only problem: I cannot find the power plug! I've searched the web, and cannot find JUST the plug/cord. Could anyone please help me locate this! I'd really appreciate it! Thanks.

Might help if you post a picture of the connector...
 

AlienCraft

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99% of ROLAND gear uses an external power supply. The correct type will be embossed in the plastic next to the connector.
Get a replacement off eBay.
 

bearxor

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Take it to RadioShack. The have 27 different power plugs on a small ring by the power supplies so you can try them out in the drum set and find the one that fits right. Then just buy the adapter with the voltage/amperage you need and they include the end of your choice for free.

If you dont feel like lugging it down there, you could always buy the adapter and several different plugs and keep going until you find the one you want. Or just knock off 40 bucks off the price and tell whoever is buying it they need to get their own adapter.
 

Coldkilla

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RadioShack cannot help me. They suggested getting it from the manufacturer, but there are no phone numbers I can call for part ordering.

So yea, went to RadioShack, nogo.
 

biggestmuff

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Originally posted by: Coldkilla
RadioShack cannot help me. They suggested getting it from the manufacturer, but there are no phone numbers I can call for part ordering.

So yea, went to RadioShack, nogo.

Does the TD3 use a special connector on the power adapter? As long as you purchase a 9V/1A power adapter, you should be good to go. Remember, you need to purchase an adapter equal to or greater than the current draw specified by the electronic device. Don't go with less current output!

EDIT:
Check out "Rear" pic. That looks like a standard power jack to me. Once again, the goons at Radio Shack are full of ish.

Buy this one and you should be good. RS used to sell a straight 9V/1A adapter, but I don't see that one on their site anymore. For the requirement that you need, only this switchable voltage one will work.

In case the link doesn't work, it's the "3-12V Regulated 1000mA AC Adapter" for $18.99 Catalog #: 273-029

You may also need to purchase tips for the adapter's plug. Just take the TD3 brain into Radio Shack.

Remember, match the voltage (9V) and equivalent current or higher (1000 mA)
 

bearxor

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Yeah that looks like a pretty standard dc jack to me. Your RadioShack is just likely staffed with idiots. Maybe they didn't have the adapters out so you could try to find the one that fit before you bought it? Find a good RadioShack, that adapter plus the adaptaplug you need should all you need.

Bring the thing in with you. If you just go in and say 'I need a power adapter for a TD3 electric drumset' they will look at you with a blank stare and say that cant help you. I would have when I worked there if you asked for that. Then I would have asked you to bring it in. RS doesn't have a way to cross-reference something like that but if I physically had it and could find the right plug then it's no problem at all.

Glad to see they came down on the price of the 1000mah adapter. Was 34.99 when I worked for them.
 

biggestmuff

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Originally posted by: bearxor
Yeah that looks like a pretty standard dc jack to me. Your RadioShack is just likely staffed with idiots. Maybe they didn't have the adapters out so you could try to find the one that fit before you bought it? Find a good RadioShack, that adapter plus the adaptaplug you need should all you need.

Bring the thing in with you. If you just go in and say 'I need a power adapter for a TD3 electric drumset' they will look at you with a blank stare and say that cant help you. I would have when I worked there if you asked for that. Then I would have asked you to bring it in. RS doesn't have a way to cross-reference something like that but if I physically had it and could find the right plug then it's no problem at all.

Glad to see they came down on the price of the 1000mah adapter. Was 34.99 when I worked for them.

By chance, do you know when and why RS dropped the 9V/1000mA adapters? I have 3 sitting around powering my various guitar pedals. I guess the 3-12V ones are alright, but why drop the simple 9V/1000mA version? I think they used to run about $10.
 

ComputerWizKid

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I have a couple of 9V 1000MA adapters laying around the plug looks like the same as the one in the picture and no multi-volt switch to worry about PM me if you want one