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Re: [WTB] TED 8360 and PLA for Commodore 16/116 [message #210384 is a reply to message #210382] Sun, 27 October 2013 12:14 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Ray Carlsen is currently offline  Ray Carlsen
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>> All 264 series share the TED and many other chips, but - according
>> to my in-memory statistics - none of the others is as susceptible
>> to failures as the mighty TED. The CPU comes next, trailed by the
>> 16/116 PSU..
>
> You're right, the PSU is prone to failure : I had two here, and they
> died on me litterally one after the other.
>
> As a side question : what would you all recommend as a good
> replacement PSU to limit possible damage to the 264-series computers
> ?

A C128 PS is a good alternative since it's a switcher and its 5VDC
source has a greater current capacity. I've "pigtailed" a C64 power
connector on a few of them for customers. The first one I modded for
myself, and it's presently in use on my test bench.
There are a few after-market "hacks" out there that users have
assembled for themselves. They consist of a switching supply in the form
of a wall wart (5VDC at 2 Amps or more), a transformer for the 9VAC,
all fit in a case with the appropriate connector. Buying everything new
makes it rather pricy but it's much more reliable than the Commodore brick.
Then there is the Computer Saver circuit that gets installed inside
the computer or that can be built as a stand-alone device. That allows
the computer to be used with any compatible PS safely.

Ray
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