AC adapters


Link Posted 03/03/2014 - 21:54
I've just added a K3 to my hard-working K20D. The AC adapter for the K3 is specified as K-AC132. Does anyone know if the D-AC50 (bought for the K20D) is compatible with the K3. I don't use it much; it would be crazy to have two if it's not needed.

John C


Link Posted 03/03/2014 - 22:23
I made similar enquiries - the AC132 is also the 'correct' adapter for my K5II.

I contacted Pentax tech support who replied;

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your enquiry.

We do not know what was exacly changed on the manufacturing process but the K-AC132 is a newer version of the K-AC50. The specifications are similar.

With kind regards,

Pentax Ricoh Imaging Technical Support
Last Edited by JohnX on 03/03/2014 - 22:33



Link Posted 03/03/2014 - 23:32
Thank you, JohnX. That's helpful even if the response from Pentax is a bit vague. On that basis, I'll try it and report back if there are problems.
Thanks for the super-fast reply.
John C


Link Posted 04/03/2014 - 16:32
No problems.

I can't see any reason why the AC50 shouldn't work ok; everything I've checked points to it being identical except for the model number.

I also spoke to a someone - can't remember whether it was someone else in Pentax or a reliable source like SRS - who said they thought the change in the adapter was more to do with having to meet certain eco-friendly legislation. Could be some of the original components contained dodgy materials?

I'll be interested in your experience as I have a keenly priced AC50 on it's way from Lithuania!
Last Edited by JohnX on 04/03/2014 - 16:34


Link Posted 04/03/2014 - 17:13
No sparks. No smell of burning. Worked exactly as it does with the K20D.
Enjoy your bargain!
John C


Link Posted 05/03/2014 - 10:30
Thanks John. Expecting my 'bargain' AC50, (new, 35), any day.

I also have a K20D which I was looking to sell, but given what they bring second-hand decided to hang on to it and try some time lapse, hence the ac adapter.

Good to know/confirm that this ac adapter will work with both the K20D and the K5II.
Last Edited by JohnX on 05/03/2014 - 10:33
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