|Product :||Beopower 600 / 1000||
|Produced from :||Oct 1971 - 1973|
|Designed by :||———————–|
|Finish :||Silver metal casing|
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 around 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 1000 was produced especially for Beolit 1000.
Beopower 1000 details (Type Mascot 682):
Beopower 600 details: