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Beopower 600/1000

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Production: 10/1971 - 1973

Designer:

Many portable Bang & Olufsen products - such as the Beolit range of the early 1970s - were equipped with their own internal battery power only. Running off batteries was fine if a user purchased the radio with a view to transporting it aroung the house or garden but caused problems if it was bought for use in a more permanent position.

Beopower 600 and 1000 were two products which got over this problem in that they delivered mains power at the necessary stepped-down voltage. Beolit 600 and Beolit 400 - which required voltage of 7.5 volts - were two such portable radios which benefitted from the practicality that both these two units offered. Not only did the two Beopower models make the whole prospect of listening to a radio easier (saving on batteries), they also allowed a radio to be positioned in a more static position - providing that it was close to a mains socket. The power supply also incorporated an electronic protection circuit which automatically switched off the output voltage in case of short circuits and overloads. 

Beopower 600/1000 technical specifications

Dimensions W x H x D 49 x 36,5 x 11 mm 
Weight 385g 
Power supply: voltage 220 V AC, constant connection to mains, type 8901005 240 V AC, constant connection to mains, type 8901006 
Power consumption 0,7 - 5 watts 
Output voltage 7,5 volts DC, stabilised 
Output current Max 0,5 amps, short-circuit proof 
Internal resistance < 1 ohm 
Connector socket DIN 45 323 
Semiconductors 
Transistors 2 
Diodes 5 

Beopower 1000 Specifications 

Dimensions W x H x D 98 x 60 x 108 cm 
Weight Approx. 850g 
Power supply : voltage 220 V AC, constant connection to mains, type 8901005 240 V AC, constant connection to mains, type 8901006 
Power consumption Max 25 watts 
Output voltage switchable between 6 - 7,5 - 9 and 12 volts DC 
Output current Max 10 watts at 7,5 vols. Short-circuit proof. 
Connector socket DIN 45 323 
Semiconductors 
Transistors 3