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Beolink Passive ML/MCL converter standalone startup

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matador43
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matador43 posted on Mon, Feb 1 2021 2:43 PM

Hi guys,

I hope someone can help…

I recently came across a thread stating that you could turn on a BL Passive – ML/MCL converter by shorting two pins on the power link socket. But I can't find it anymore.
I'm accessing the options of use of those devices but I don't want to use an external power source only to feed the power pin. 

Thanks.

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RaMaBo
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Hi,

 

connecting Pin 2 (ground) with Pin1 starts the Amp.

disconnecting switches off Smile

See Pinout of the Powelinlk connector here on Beotech:  https://www.beoworld.org/beotech/misc2.htm

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I own two passive ML/MCL converters and I am also interested in using them as standalone amps for CX100's.

Now I am a bit confused, because I thought that they needed a small current of about 5 volt to run?

Reading about connecting pin 1 and 2 makes me wonder if I can just make a DIN cable to Phono/RCA jacks and then add some kind of switch to connect those two pins..?

Or will I still need the 5 volts?


Thanks!

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stefan replied on Tue, Oct 26 2021 4:42 PM

vogelkop:


Now I am a bit confused, because I thought that they needed a small current of about 5 volt to run?

Reading about connecting pin 1 and 2 makes me wonder if I can just make a DIN cable to Phono/RCA jacks and then add some kind of switch to connect those two pins..?

Or will I still need the 5 volts?


Thanks!

You are right - never ever connect (short circuit) pin1 and pin2 on a Powerlink socket - Beolink passive Powerlink socket needs about 5V on pin1, connect the -pin of the power supply (dc) to pin2 (Powerlink ground).

See the beotech link in the post above.

 

Stefan

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Thank you!

I just realized that I do have a white 'mcl transceiver' and a remote.

will this MCL transceiver attached correctly to the ML/MCL Converter make it a standalone amp, that can be controlled from the remote?

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stefan replied on Tue, Oct 26 2021 9:40 PM

The white MCL transceiver is for an MCL 2A box or an MCL 2 AV box - for the ML/MCL converter or Beolink passive you will need the round silver IR transceiver with DIN connection.

Stefan

 

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