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Idea for VMS (& other 12v m-tip reverse polarity gear)

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noahbickart:
I have a Schoeps vms02ib, which, according to Ted's excellent sticky at the top of this sub requires 9-16v / Schoeps DC Connector tip model # DIN45323  / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity

As the internal battery option is 8 x AA, why not use the following:

M-Tip reverse polarity adaptor cable ($5.60):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Guitar-Reverse-Polarity-Converter-Cable-Lead-for-Keyboard-Guitar-Pedal-5-5x2-1mm/131446350790?epid=1292368177&hash=item1e9ad023c6:g:1pAAAOSw--1WrDzQ

8 x AA battery holder with on/off switch and m-tip ($2.90)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/8-AA-Cells-Battery-12V-Clip-Holder-Box-Case-with-Cover-ON-OFF-Switch-Wire-Lead/252385718968?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131231084308%26meid%3D08c242895c0549fba2d8c22b37928a1b%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D401204561387%26itm%3D252385718968&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

It seems like such a solution would be very inexpensive ($8.50 plus shipping) and convenient. Rechargeable AA's are plentiful and one could always use disposables in a pinch.

I suspect this could also work for lots of other 12v gear.

Thoughts?

yug du nord:
Seems like it should work.

Years ago when I ran a 02IB, I used a 9v DVD battery and Radio Shack Adapta-plug with the tip (I don't remember what size) reversed on the preamp end. 
Worked perfect.
YMMV.

todd e:
i really like this option too.  the internal sled is oriented in such a way that replacements from newegg mouser b&h are incorrect.  thank you for ideas/links.

perks:
I think this is the key...... Schoeps DC Connector tip.

The M-tip adapter will power the VMS but it will not be a rock solid connection and slightest bump to the cable is likely to disrupt DC power temporarily.

So a perfect world solution might be to hack off the M-tip on that adapter and replace it with Schoeps' proprietary connector. From what I can see all Schoeps did was to add a rubber donut ring to the end of a M-tip to get it to seat correctly into the VMS' DC power pin on the front of the box.

noahbickart:

--- Quote from: perks on March 14, 2019, 12:22:41 PM ---I think this is the key...... Schoeps DC Connector tip.

The M-tip adapter will power the VMS but it will not be a rock solid connection and slightest bump to the cable is likely to disrupt DC power temporarily.

So a perfect world solution might be to hack off the M-tip on that adapter and replace it with Schoeps' proprietary connector. From what I can see all Schoeps did was to add a rubber donut ring to the end of a M-tip to get it to seat correctly into the VMS' DC power pin on the front of the box.

--- End quote ---

The problem is that Redding says they don’t have any more of the tips.

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