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boom box power supply


i was given a boom-box which appears to be in good condition, its power supply is either 10 D-cell batteries or a "pin type plug" at the rear which reads the typical 100-240V ac.

i have no plug, is it acceptable to bypass the plug and wire an alternate plug for AC use?
i am assuming something is built into the circuitry and the AC power does not need to be stepped down via a transformer prior to entering the unit? just want to make sure.

i never understood why there was never some some simple standard for AC plugs used in portable units, they all seem to have a different plug?

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Should be fine to straight wire a cord if you are sure it is the AC input. You should see a transformer inside.

There is a Habitat ReStore near me, they keep a box of various old AC cords. If anything like that near you you could check it out.
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