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  1. My uncle lent me his old Sony Handycam (model CCD-V600E) to digitalize some Hi8 cassettes.
    The camera is supposed still working, but lacks the AC power adapter and battery charger.
    So i'm planning to use an universal power adapter with 2 wires going directly to the battery contacts:
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    According to the manual the power requirements on battery mounting surface are:
    6.0V (battery pack)
    7.5V (AC power adaptor)
    9.0V (alkaline batteries)

    power consumption: 6.9W (in recording mode)
    For the voltage i guess i should go with 7.5V.

    Now the problem is the amperage:
    i have 2 universal power adapters, with 500mA and 1A output.
    According to my calculations (6.9 < 7.5*1 ) the 1A one should supply enough power.
    Am i correct?
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  2. Wow, i've done it and it works!
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    @6V the camera turns on, but all functions are not working.
    @7.5V the camera turns on, cassette ejects and playback starts!

    Is there any risk powering the camera this way?
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    I think you'll be ok if it's working.
    You really should check the voltage and milliamperes in the manual.
    Just why Europe hasn't standardized their outlets is another matter...

    PS - My uncle lent me his old Sony Handycam.
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  4. The manual doesn't mention the mA requirements,
    but the watts:
    6.9W < 7.5V*1A
    So i'm a bit over the requested power, i hope this won't be a problem...
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    My Sony Hi8/Digital8 adapters from that era show 8.4 VDC and 1.5 A.

    That would be 12.6 W but supply shows AC 100-240 VAC at 23 W. I suppose the rest goes to heat.
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  6. I've tried acquiring some cassettes, but the playback stops after a few minutes.
    Also sometimes the camera is unrensponsive to commands and powers off.
    I think i'm giving up, i don't wanna risk breaking my old tapes...
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    Originally Posted by eadmaster View Post
    I've tried acquiring some cassettes, but the playback stops after a few minutes.
    Also sometimes the camera is unrensponsive to commands and powers off.
    I think i'm giving up, i don't wanna risk breaking my old tapes...
    I think the power supply needs to be upgraded for more Amps @ selected volts. Like I said, the Sony power supply is spec'd 1.5 A out.
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    Hi!

    I am also fiddling with a CCD-V600E camera. In my case I have the original power adapter, but I got a cassette stuck on the deck and I can't get it out.

    Does anyone know if there's a way to manually eject a cassette on this vintage camera?
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