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Re: [WTB] TED 8360 and PLA for Commodore 16/116 [message #210385 is a reply to message #210384] Sun, 27 October 2013 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
sebastienmarty is currently offline  sebastienmarty
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Ray Carlsen <rcarlsen@tds.net> wrote:

>>> 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.

Thanks for all the info, Ray :)

As regards the C16/116, I guess any good-quality regulated 9VDC power
supply should be OK, right?

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