Hi Jim One school of thought is that the expansion port is fused against shorts by virtue of the fuse in the main power supply. Fusing the expansion port may otherwise be a little problematic: For example if the main supply is fused or maxes in the case of current regulated at 5A, and if the main board pulls 2A, then a 4A fuse on the expansion would not trip before the supply maxes out. Unfortunately a 3A fuse will eventually blow (most of the time) if used right at 3A. Basically you have multiple fuses in series with the same load and they are really there to prevent shorts, they don't do well at trying to just tell if your pulling too much current as they are too gross for that kind of discrimination. I also don't recommend a fuse on the regulated side of a supply, at that point you don't want any resistive components in series with the high current spike supply rails, you will drop voltage across the fuse element. But otherwise if you wanted to figure a ballpark, take the power supply spec in A or W and subtract the measured amount that the main board is using. The expansion port budget that is what will be left. Bil -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jim Brain Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 8:45 PM To: CBM Hackers Subject: Appropriate fuse value for expansion port Anyone have knowledge of an appropriate value for a fuse to put on the C64/C128 Expansion port? I suspect the REU requires the most draw from the port, but I can't find a useful value. Jim -- Jim Brain, Brain Innovations (X) firstname.lastname@example.org Dabbling in WWW, Embedded Systems, Old CBM computers, and Good Times! Home: http://www.jbrain.com Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by IDSi's MailScanner. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2010-03-08 03:00:03
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