[DECtalk] Some questions about DECtalk Express

Jayson Smith jaybird at bluegrasspals.com
Fri Aug 10 17:45:27 EDT 2018


The DECtalk Express uses an internal rechargeable battery pack. As old 
as these things are, that pack is probably dead, and is probably hard to 
impossible to find. If needed, the battery pack can be removed from the 
unit by anyone comfortable with opening it and disconnecting the battery 
pack. This also makes it a bit lighter, but of course then it will only 
work on AC power.

The DECtalk Express uses a 12 volt DC transformer, not sure of the polarity.

Hope this helps,


On 8/10/2018 5:16 PM, Lowell Prange wrote:
> Does it take batteries?
> If so count the batteries it would take and multiply by 1.5
> example if it took 8 batteries.   8*1.5 =12v
> then just get an adapter.
> https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=AS_20180810131400&SearchText=240v+to+12v+adapter
> it might be tricky to get the right plug but you could splice the old 
> adapter to the new one and then check for polarity before plugging it in.
> I can elaborate on any step if I went too fast.
> On 08/10/2018 12:02 PM, Aksel Leo Christoffersen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> So, I recently buyed a DECtalk Express, and now, I have a few 
>> questions, that I hope someone here can answer.
>> First, when I received the unit, I tried to charge it with the 
>> original chager, but I didn’t know, that people in America uses 120v, 
>> while we in Denmark uses 230v for electricity, so I think I might 
>> have burned the charger. Does anyone know, if I can get a new charger 
>> for it with 230v, or if I can get a new charger and an adapter from 
>> 120 to 230 v?
>> Also, I was told on a forum, that there was a commandline program on 
>> the installation disc, that I could use to send text files to the 
>> DECtalk Express, and sence I didn’t have the installation disc, I 
>> downloaded the dtxv42cd.exe, which I guess is the installation disc. 
>> So, do I have to install the drivers on a Windows 9x virtual machine 
>> for the text program to work, or is it just a program, that I can 
>> open from my Windows 7 machine?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Best regards:
>> Aksel Christoffersen
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