We are now specifying Teddy Pardo linear supplies for all Galibier turntables.
This has been our power supply of choice since the release of the 2018 drive system update.
Beginning with the 2018 drive system update, only the Teddy Pardo, Astron or Tenma supplies have been certified for use.
If you use any other power supply with the 2018 and later revisions, we will not warranty the controller. A poorly regulated supply can damage the controller circuit. Contact us if you have any questions.
Teddy Pardo Ordering Information:
For those of you upgrading your Astron or Tenma, here’s how to order your Teddy Pardo. Note that the standard issue comes with a 1m long power umbilical (39″).
Most of our customers prefer a 2m length and below, are instructions for specifying a 2m length (no extra charge).
- Click this link to order the Teddy 12/4 power supply
- In the “Connector Diameter” drop down, select 5.5mm x 2.5mm
- Check out and pay
- To select a longer umbilical, send Teddy an e-mail:Go to Support → Contact Us → Click the e-mail link (email@example.com).
Send Teddy a message: “For my order # ____, I’d like a 2.0m power umbilical cord”
The following legacy information is for reference purposes …
For our North American customers (120VAC/60Hz), we are currently specifying the Astron RS-7A. It can be sourced through numerous vendors, including:
- Astron Distributors (note: you can also source a 220VAC version here as well).
- Universal Radio
- Ham Radio Outlet
- DX Engineering
Unlike the Tenma, the Astron has only a binding post connection (it does not have a cigarette lighter plug), so you must use banana plugs, and remember to observe correct polarity when connecting your power umbilical to this unit.
The Tenma #72-8141 linear power supply previously specified is no longer in production but it is remains a viable option if you find a vendor who has one in stock.
The equivalent supply to the Tenma #72-8141is the Voltcraft FSP-1136 and it is available through Conrad Electronics in many countries other than Germany and England.
Note that the Astron RS-7A specified above is sold through Astron Distributors in a 220VAC version. We have a marginal preference for the Astron over both the Tenma and Voltcraft. The Astron also has an IEC power connector in the rear, and believe it or not, power cables make a difference in this application..
In the links below, note the country selection at the top of their web page:
Note: that the cigarette lighter plug connection is not available for this unit. You will have to wire banana plugs and observe correct polarity for this unit as well as for the Astron unit.
On Other Supplies and Batteries …
The 2014 drive system update represented a move away from batteries, with the specification of linear, DC supplies (powered by AC wall current). This revision had an extra stage of onboard regulation, and while it served to protect the circuit against inferior power supplies, it also compromised performance – even with the Tenma/Astron supplies, but especially with the Teddy Pardo.
The 2018 revision eliminated this extra regulation stage, and it’s important to note that this and all subsequent revisions require use of a power supply certified for use with it. Contact us if you have any questions.