Hot 1541

Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 19:26:16 +0100
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> On 2017-01-07, at 18:10, Francesco Messineo <> wrote:
> Oh, by the way, never stack the C64 over the 154I for a few hours... I
> had forgotten how hot that drive likes to live.

Long ago I made a good use of an Atari ST and installed its internal switcher in place of the 1541 transformer, bypassing (actually removing) other hot suckers on the way.

Once the transformer, the rectifiers and the voltage regulators are gone - you can stack whatever you want on it ;-) The drive merely gets warm. And a kid can easily hold it with one hand as a bonus ;-)


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