The following legacy information is for reference purposes only …
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. It has an IEC power connector in the rear.
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.
In general, any linear supply with a DC voltage range of 12 to 28VDC will work with all Galibier controllers. We recommend a minimum continuous current capability of 4 amps. Not all linear supplies are equal, however.
On batteries …
Beginning with the 2014 drive system update, Galibier turntables were specified with linear, DC supplies (powered by AC wall current). While battery use is possible for these controllers, it is no longer recommended.
Beginning with the Spring, 2018 controller revision, batteries cannot be used.