New communication method, old-school
jplist2008 at kiwigeek.com
Wed Jun 17 16:19:14 CDT 2009
On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Tony Duell wrote:
> > I would soooo love to run my C128D, but I can not find a power supply
> > for it - The use of the proprietary plug has been a pain, and I have
> > more than once been 'just about to' put a commonly available power
> > socket on to the box.
> > Does anybody have any ideas?
> I don't know about the -D model, but the plain C128 uses the same power
> connector _although not the same PSU_ as some Amiga models. Possibly you
> could get a dead PSU from one of those and raid the plug from it.
> The plain C128 needs +5V and an isolated 9V AC input IIRC on a DIN like
> plug with a square outer shell and 5 pins in a quincuncial arrangement.
> Alternatively solder wiees to the right points on the PCB inside the
> C128D and run them out to a normal connector. You can easily reverse that
> (desolder the wires) if you get the right PSU.
I know we went through all of this several months ago ("Do the Commodores
really need the 9VAC?"), but my 128D has an AT power supply in it,
therefore is not feeding the system with 9VAC, and is functioning
I've even pulled the PSU out of a 1571 and use an external Molex from the
AT PSU in 128D to power the 1571. In my mind I say it is more efficient.
No empirical proof of this, however. :)
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