From: Bo Zimmerman (bo_at_zimmers.net)
Date: 2002-10-10 04:50:39
Well, it turns out they have a web site! http://www.altex.com Unfortunately, those transformers are not on their online shopping cart. Might try emailing them, if you are curious. They used to be a great place for tinkerers, but about 2 years ago, they turned more towards consumer electronics with only scant tinkerer support. Luckily we still have Tinkertronics here in Austin -- the only place I can still get perfect-fitting C= User/IEEE port female edge connectors from standard stock! - Bo > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Marko Makela > Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 1:40 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: Bugs in Commodore calculators > > > On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 09:59:03AM -0500, Bo Zimmerman wrote: > > Regarding the SP9000, have you replaced the PS already, or are > you using a > > simple transformer? > > I tried it yesterday with my friend's transformer, a small brick that is > plugged directly to the wall outlet. It is maybe 2 inches by 1.5 > by 1.5 or > something like that, and I wouldn't dare to drive it at its maximum rating > (50 watts) for a longer period, as it gets mighty hot very > easily. At over > 70 watts, the SP9000 was almost 50% overload. > > > There's an electronics shop here in town that sells 300W (and higher) > > 110<->220 step-up/step-down transformers for about $25.00. > > That's a simple transformer with 2:1 winding ratio, right? The > price doesn't > sound awfully expensive. Having their contact info doesn't hurt, although > I have at least 3 friends who could lend their transformers to me. > > I think I will move the SP9000 board to my 8032-SK or 8032 (once I get the > latter back from another friend of mine). My 8032 has an > interesting daughter > board that could be a 64k expansion. I'll make a picture of it as soon as > I get the machine back (maybe in a couple of weeks, I don't have a car). > > Marko > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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