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Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter

You Pay: $22.00
Product Highlights
  • AC to USB Conversion
  • Ideal for Portable Recorders

The PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter from Tascam is a convenient adapter that allows you to power a USB device from an AC power outlet. It is ideal for portable audio recorders, allowing you to run them for hours without worrying about battery life.

The PS-P515U is compatible with the following items: DR-05, DR-07mkII, DR-08, DR-40, iU2, GB-10, and LR-10.

Input Power 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 0.3A
Output Power 5VDC, 1.5A, 7.5W
Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    TascamPS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter
     
    4.7

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (37)
    • Reliable (23)
    • Durable (22)
    • Easy to configure (21)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable devices (16)
      • Home (15)
      • Travel (10)
      • Performances (5)
      • Professional recording (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (21), Enthusiast (11), Professional musician (4), Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (20), Personal (15)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (33)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Does not include cable to recorder

      The power adapter works just fine. Only problem was that you will need a USB cable to connect the adapter to your recorder. I just happened to already own one. [...]

      The power adapter works just fine. Only problem was that you will need a USB cable to connect the adapter to your recorder. I just happened to already own one. [...]

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      ALMOST exactly what I needed

      OK, here we go. First, I have a Tascam DR-08. The cheapest little digital recorder they sell (as far as I know). It should have, but did not come with...Read complete review

      OK, here we go. First, I have a Tascam DR-08. The cheapest little digital recorder they sell (as far as I know). It should have, but did not come with an external power supply. Prolly why it was so cheap. Nevertheless, I bought this and although it was the right adapter, it did NOT come with a USB to mini USB adapter...ugh. This was like 20 or 25 with shipping and now another 10 for a cable. Did I mention it works fine? It does. BTW I'm not using this with a computer so this seemed like the best way to power up the little recorder. I'm sure there are cheaper was to go.

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      4.0

      Does its job splendidly

      By Gabe

      from Ames, Iowa

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Configure
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

        Incredibly useful, very compact and lightweight, but won't fall apart on you.Uses the USB cable, and is perfectly easy to attach/assemble.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Straight forward product with one caveat

        By John

        from Minneapolis, MN

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              Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

              The power adapter that I bought after the fact for my Tascam Dr-60D does what is't supposed to do: bring AC power to the recording device. You definitely need the AC option since the power is sucked out of batteries quickly using phantom power for your mics. One problem: it does not come with the USB side of the cable. Luckily I had several. I didn't see this mentioned in the ad. Otherwise, it is fine.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              GREAT - a must have for Tascam DR-40

              By David

              from Cary, NC

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Configure
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portable Devices

                Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                I love the Tascam DR-40 but it can go through AA's a bit quickly. This power adapter is simple and does exactly what it's supposed to do. Who could ask for more? There's never any stopping to replace batteries in the midst of an interview or shoot. FYI ... you'll need to provide a USB (mini on one end) for this. I like that I can get my own slightly longer cable and keep the unit on the floor or not attached to my tripod.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Power Adapter Gives Added Assurance

                By Jerry

                from Ohio

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Configure
                • Easy To Use
                • Good price value
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                  The Tascam audio recorders all have ample hours of service on AA batteries, and mine performs fine using alkaline or Ni-MH batteries. But, for additional assurace, when I reach into the cupboard for new batteries and none are there, I bought the Tascam PS-P515U AC power adapter. Even if I never use it (and I have a few times so far to check it out), its priced right and gives me the assurace that I will never be left with a recorder that can't be used. I keep and use equipment for many years and I feel that the best time for periferals is right now, when they are still available.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Does the trick!

                  By Not that guy.

                  from Hartford, CT

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Configure
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                    Nice long cord, and works quite well as advertised.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A MUST!

                    By Froggy

                    from Sunshine, LA

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Configure
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portable Devices
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                      If you buy the Tascam DR-60 you will most definitely need this piece of equipment since the DR-60's battery life is not that great.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great to have

                      By QMan

                      from San Jose, Ca

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • In The Car
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                        I don't have a choice but to buy this charger because my Tascam DR-60 D DSLR audio adapter doesn't come with battery charger.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works great for hours

                        By dunamis

                        from Alabama

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Configure
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                            Bought this product to use for multiple day projects.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Tascam AC Adapter

                            By tie dye guy

                            from Phoenix Arizona

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Configure
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                              I love this adapter...it saves on batteries for long recordings and I don't have to shut off the recorder to save batteries

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Handy AC adapter

                              By euromanda

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Power User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Configure
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Portable Devices
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                We use this adapter with our Tascam audio recorder, a handy addition to our gear set if/when we don't want to use up the batteries.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Excellent alternative

                                By NESTOR

                                from CHILE

                                About Me Power User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portable Devices

                                  Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                  With PS-P515U could have worked calmly a lot of time without worrying that the batteries disburden. Excellent alternative.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Battery Saver

                                  By Gil

                                  from Costa Mesa, CA

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Reliable Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • In The Car
                                    • Portable Devices
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                    I use it to power my Tascam DR-60D.
                                    Its small, lightweight, and easy to connect.
                                    I only wish it could be mounted on a tripod mount, but its small enough and lightweight enough that it can hang on the side, and secured with some gaffers tape so it won't disconnect.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Functions as its supposed to

                                    By Drew the Videographer

                                    from Northern Colorado

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Configure
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable Performance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Video Production

                                      Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                      A pretty basic plugin for the DR-40. I've used it a couple of times and it seems to function like its supposed to. I've had issues with generic USB plugs delivering inconsistent voltage to the Tascam, but the factory power adapter seems to do the trick.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Does what it says

                                      By Lee

                                      from Philadelphia

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                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                          Simple and effective to provide power.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          3.0

                                          It's just a tiny power brick

                                          By Zisconnected

                                          from Albany, NY

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                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                          • Price
                                          • Pricey poor value

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portable Devices
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                          For the price I paid for essentially a slightly more powerful cell phone charger I'm very disappointed. It doesn't even come with its own usb adapter. I feel robbed.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          a must have accessory to tascam dr-40

                                          By darryl b

                                          from michigan

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                                                Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                                perfect accessory

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Does what a power adapter is supposed to

                                                By Drums1225

                                                from New York Metro Area, NY

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                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Reliable Performance

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Portable Devices

                                                  Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                                  I use the PS-P515U to power my Tascam DR-40 handheld recorder, and completely eliminate the need for batteries. What I wasn't aware of, was that the DR-40 can be powered solely by USB buss power, but for recording my band(s) live, where there's there's no computer, this is the way to go.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business
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                                                  • No

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Power in a Pinch

                                                  By Modest Mike

                                                  from Los Angeles, CA

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Back Up When You Need It
                                                  • Easy To Configure
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Relatively Small

                                                  Cons

                                                  • No Usb Cable Included

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Back Up Power
                                                  • Home
                                                  • Portable Devices

                                                  Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                                  I bought this just in case I ever run out of batteries and I need juice on the spot. It was on back order for about a month or two, but it finally came in. It's a really simple design, Power cord goes in to wall, plugs into the block (which is thankfully small, unlike other power blocks), and then you plug in a USB cable between the block and the Tascam device. PLEASE NOTE: the usb cable is NOT included in this. They expect you to use the one that came with your Tascam, which is like 3 feet long i think. Other than that, you will want to have this in your bag for peace of mind. Seems to be fairly well made.

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                                                  • Business
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                                                  • No

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Wish it had a usb cord attached!

                                                  By jwm6780

                                                  from North Carolina

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy To Configure
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Reliable Performance

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Portable Devices

                                                    Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                                    It works as described but I wish they would have included the usb cable with it.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal
                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Should be included

                                                    By Michael

                                                    from Virginia Beach, VA

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Reliable Performance

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Tascam PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter:

                                                        It works. I ordered this with the Tascam DR-60D. There are times when I prefer just plugging in devices and not wasting batteries. Should have come with the DR-60. It's a must for my audio package.

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                                                        • Business
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                                                        • No

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