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new Eikon power supply

Posted by moblue on 12/02/10


Any thoughts on the new Eikon power supply, has anyone tried or ordered.



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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by HST on 12/02/10


I've been using the new EMS 400 since the Calgary convention about a month or so ago. This power supply is smooth!!
It's less bulky than the EMS 300 & has the addition of a timer which runs off the foot switch. They've also added a reading for amps. Still has 4 presets and all the other Eikon bells and whistles. 2 thumbs up!!


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by hooligan on 12/02/10


i have no personal exp with the supply and as all eikons products are top notch i`m sure this one is as well ... i just don`t really get the phono plug inputs coming out the rear of the unit ??? nothin like having my essential wires having to pull a straight 180 . just seems for more wear and tear on something that breathes life to a machine .
as for the stopwatch working when the foot pedal is depressed ... i`m kinda at a loss on it . GREAT idea for the client but maybe a lil overkill on the "by the hour" artist ! get out your calculators fellas for that 3hr 17min 26sec session .
next time my by the hour plumber comes out i`m gonna strap a stopwatch to his arm everytime the monkey wrench turns ?!?! forget about his set up / carry tools and all the rest of the duties it entails !!!
again , i`m sure it`s a great product so no ill regards meant to eikon products.


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by stephen griffin on 12/02/10


So the timer starts and stops when you press or release the foot switch? That's what I thought the cx-2 did when I got it but it doesn't. If that's what it does that's pretty cool so you know exactly how long you're actually putting needle to skin.


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by stephen griffin on 12/02/10


Yeah I wasn't really thinkin about it for by the hour stuff, just for personal reference. Plus, its not like clients even look at your supply or know what any of it means, but if they did I see your point. I'm sticking with my critical, just wondering about the timer thing. The cords coming out of the back do seem like an odd thing to do.


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by HST on 12/02/10


The timer works 2 ways, either start and stop manually or you can set it so the foot switch turns the timer on and off each time it is depressed/released.
The cords: At first thought, the design is different. BUT, it keeps the cords from resting on your work surface & makes covering the supply and cord connection(s) a breeze! I wrap the whole unit in plastic wrap & having the cords come out of the back eliminates a fancy technique for totally covering the connection from cord to p.s.
I would like to see Eikon come out w/ a low profile or 90 degree 1/4" plug. That would make a lot of sense with their new design.
Back to the timer for a sec, one perspective is to look @ it the way Hooligan does.
For me... well, as S.G said, it lets me know exactly how long something took me. Before having this, I had an idea, but now, I have hard numbers. I like that. Just to know, or to have the ability to know, I think is cool.
It's not like I'm showing it to my client and saying look dude... 3 hrs, 27 minutes... you owe me X amount of dollars, X amount of cents?!? hahaha that would be funny!!


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by Ryan on 12/02/10


Yeah the plugs are really the only thing that make me hesitant. I can just see that power supply flipping around backwards when I'm working on a rib piece and am a little rather from my powesupply then usual. Guess it really depends on your setup though. If sold that 90degree plug and a longer RCA cord I might be game, but I'm not sure.


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by brian on 12/02/10


start and stop with one touch is a thing that i like it,sometimes is dificult some body positions and we can do better with booth foot free.


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by anthony on 12/06/10


i dont think this will be as popular as the 300.

even when power supplies were comparable to the size of a small shoe box i never really considered their size an inconvenience. the cords coming out of the back is also kind of a turn off. the stop watch feature is kinda cool and all but if you really think about it "so what"

i say all this based on the fact that i REALLY like the ems 300. i think alot of people do. if they never got the 300 i could see them picking this up, but i think alot of people who just bought their 300 or critical just a few years ago will probably just wait it out a few more years until the next one.

i guess what im trying to say is this sorta seems like the windows vista of power supplies. haha. i have a feeling the power supply they come out with after this one will be awesome.


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by anthony on 12/06/10


i just said "just" way too many times.

also, i dont like the maintained foot setting. being able to power off your machine in a split secound is your last line of defense in case something crazy happens. i'll admit i've never seen anything crazy happen, but why take a chance? if youre ever in a situation where you need to turn your machine off right away you're going to want it right under your foot, not an extra click, or 3 ft away from you.

just an opinion though, im not questioning anyones work habbits.


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by chris van r on 12/06/10


mine just got shipped...should get it early next week. i currently have one of the old blue screen meter boxes [can't think of the # right now but still works fine over 7 years later] that they don't sell anymore. i mainly wanted to have a back up just in case and to have one at home to tune machines there. i too was a bit hesitant on the jacks coming out of the back, but thought that it's very rare that i don't have a bit of slack in my clipcord and the non-slip base should come in handy. see when i get it.


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by Scott Venuti from IP: 76.106.200.102 on 01/07/11
Jacksonville, Florida United States


I have had alot of luck with this power supply,
seems to work quite well for me...
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the Non slip pad on the bottom works surprisingly well
I would be happy to answer any questions anyone may have
Thanks
Scott


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by Scott Venuti from IP: 76.106.200.102 on 01/07/11
Jacksonville, Florida United States


Sorry everyone It seems that I have made a mistake in the proper way to post images.. I apologize.
anyone able to help me with the info on how to do so?


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Posted by Greg Hastain from IP: 24.22.87.93 on 01/08/11
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Posted by Greg Hastain from IP: 24.22.87.93 on 01/08/11
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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by Scott Venuti from IP: 76.106.200.102 on 01/08/11
Jacksonville, Florida United States


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thank you for your help:I hope this will work
(sorry for clogging the thread)
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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by Iver from IP: 93.162.120.249 on 01/16/11
Copenhagen, KBH K Denmark - website


Thanks for the picture, Scott. Assuming your hand is relatively average size, I must admit the EMS 400 looks way smaller than I thought it would be.

I´ve been working with an EMS 300 for 1½ year and are quite happy with it, but the small size of the 400 would really fit my workstation nicely(if it delivers as promised and doesn´t get hot due to cramped components).

Also the idea about having the cords comming out the back seems excellent for my setup, so I´m hoping that some of you that owns it will throw in some more pro´s and con´s as time passes. :o)


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by Scott Venuti from IP: 76.106.200.102 on 01/16/11
Jacksonville, Florida United States


yes this unit is quite noticeably smaller the the 300
(a unit I have been using for awhile)
I have nothing but respect for eikon products and I must say that the 400
feels like better quality that the previous 300 (weight, material,ect)
the only downfall I have yet to encounter is if you have to actually move it while working....

there seems to be a designated place to "grab" the unit and if you use that space everything is fine

my recommendation is to lengthen your footswitch and clipcord/rca wires

this can be done with a simple phono wire extension sold at most electronic stores
this will compensate for the wires coming out of the rear of the unit as well as reducing the risk of accidentally pulling the unit unintentionally.
Hope this helps


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by Iver from IP: 188.182.252.24 on 03/15/11
Copenhagen, KBH K Denmark - website


Once again, thanks for the input Scott.

Bought one meself 1½ month to relive my 300, part reasoned by the 400´s abillity to run a rotary and must say I really(!) like it.

Would imagine it´s a dream come true for convention working as well.


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RE:new Eikon power supply

Posted by Scott Venuti from IP: 98.82.225.189 on 03/18/11
Jacksonville, Florida United States


awesome!!
glad your liking it ,
i have had a chance to really get used to it over the last few months
hope your enjoying it as much as I have been..


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