Commodore 64 Power Supply
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Thu Jul 3 17:57:38 CDT 2008
On Thursday 03 July 2008 10:17, Bryan Pope wrote:
> And thusly were the wise words spake by Roy J. Tellason
> > On Wednesday 02 July 2008 17:34, Philip Pemberton wrote:
> > > Tony Duell wrote:
> > > > Personally I regard them as about the most dangerous thing around.
> > > > I've yet to see one with proper mains fusing, most don't have output
> > > > current limiting, and so on.One common type sold in the UK has a
> > > > 4-way cross-shapped plug on it (3.5mm jack, 2.5mm jack, 2.1mm coax,
> > > > 2.5mm coax) with separate 1.3mm coax ('Walkman' plug) and a 9V
> > > > battery clip on the same cable. It's very easy to get a
> > > > short-circuited output if those conenctors touch each other.
> > >
> > > It's even more "fun" when the 4-way is plugged into the power jack on a
> > > machine, and the 9V connector wipes against, say, an edge connector.
> > > Instant fried chips, and not the edible kind.
> > >
> > > That's pretty much how my Jupiter Ace got wrecked (and speaking of
> > > which, I *still* haven't managed to get in touch with the guy who was
> > > *supposed* to be repairing it....)
> > Then there was the customer who plugged his power supply in to the _back_
> > of his 64, in the only socket where it would fit -- the video connector.
> > Funny how that works sometimes...
> Did something light up inside of the poor 64?
Not much, and that power supply had really poor resolution, too!
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