Replacement power for Lacie drives

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thecounthahaha, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. thecounthahaha macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I've bought lots of Lacie drives over the years and have a load of the Black plastic Quadras and the d2 metal Quadras lying about that I want to use.

    My problem is that I seem to have misplaced the corresponding power cables..!

    I can buy the official ones from Lacie here:

    https://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?id=10479

    but is there anything special about them that warrants extra cost?

    Can I get any 12v-3A DC charger and it'll do the same job? ie:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Supply-Volt-Adapter-Screen-BLACK/dp/B009Z9R24Y

    I'm not 100% sure on what matter and doesn't matter on the label. The Lacie P/S says 36W, which it doesn't on the amazon link.

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

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    The only problem with buying the generic power supplies is that the barrel connector may be a different size...

    BTW, since the amazon link says it's 12V, 3A, then if you do your math, it comes to 36W also.
     
  3. thecounthahaha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, that makes sense. W=V*A rings a bell!

    How do I tell what size the barrel connector will be - is there a 'standard' or anything?

    Thanks!
     
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    how old are the drives? i called lacie once and even though one of my drives was out of warranty, they shipped me a new power supply.
     
  5. matreya macrumors 65816

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    There probably is a standard, but I'm unaware of it :)
     
  6. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Standard issue by whom?

    Seriously, the extra cost for a name brand LaCie power supply is very little compared to the original cost of the drives and enclosures.
     
  7. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    There are vendors beside LaCie that sell the power supplies, and at a discount. Its been over a year since I was shopping but, at the time, the discounted price was along the lines of other supplies with unknown compatibility.
     

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