From: David Wood (jbevren_at_starbase.globalpc.net)
Date: 2002-11-09 19:13:22
Power loading from the cn232 is very small. The tape drives do always drain some on 5v, but not always on the 9v motor line. If a datasette doesnt kill it, the cn232 shouldn't. Does this occur when the PC is -and- is not hooked to the cn232? -David On Sat, 9 Nov 2002, Marko [iso-8859-1] Mäkelä wrote: > I recently sold a C2N232 interface to someone in Germany. When he plugged > it into cassette port #1, the computer crashed and sometimes went to the > machine language monitor. A normal tape drive works in both ports, but > the C2N232 only works in port #2. Does anyone have an explanation? > > The computer is a North American PET2001N32, and he uses it with a 220->110 > volt transformer that has enough wattage (400 VA). The only electrical > differences between the C2N232 and the tape drive should be that the C2N232 > takes some power from the +5V line all the time, while the tape drive might > not, and that the cassette motor power line is not connected to the C2N232. > > Marko > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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