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C S Power Supply and I.T.E. Power Supply (Difference) for Surveillance

Video Camera Power Supply

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I have a Night Owl 8 Video Camera System with Night Vision and my C S Power Supply for the DVR stopped
working properly (the DVR hard drive kept restarting constantly from lack of power so, as instructed in 
troubleshooting, I plugged the Camera power supply (there are 2 each supply 4 cameras) that is slightly different
for testing purposes only and the DVR worked fine).
So, I ordered a new C S Power Supply online and I received an I.T.E. Power Supply in its place (the one I received
was not the one ordered from the picture displayed online).These are the differences...
C S Power Supply 
Model: CS-1202000
Input: 100-140v-1.5A Max. 50/60Hz
Output: 12V    2A
Efficiency Level: V 
I.T.E. Power Supply
Model: CY-122000
Input: 100-140v-1A Max. 50/60Hz
Output: 12V    2A
Efficiency Level: VI 
My questions are, can I use this I.T.E. Power Supply in place of the C S power Supply?
What is the difference between them?
(If the trouble is lack of power, the Inputs are different the original is 1.5A and the ordered one is 1A,
The Efficiency are different also, the original is V and the ordered one is VI).

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Looks like it should work.  All the DVR cares about is the output 12 V 2 A (and that the connector and polarity are the same.  The ITE claims to be more efficient which may account for the fact its input current rating is lower than the CS.  The thing we can't see from the ratings is the quality of the DC output.  Is it smooth and ripple free?  No way to tell.  But it should not hurt to try it.


Have you asked the tech support at CS?   https://support.nigh...es/360041113333


Did you buy your spare from CS or a third party?

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Hi RKinner,

The connector and polarity are the same (center positive, outer negative). I had not even thought of asking Night Owl. And, I purchased it from a "Best Buy" web site, (Not sure they are third party).

Thank you RKinner for your help, and quick reply....this site is awesome!

(I recommend it highly to everyone that needs help with their electronics).



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