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by Pacman
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: How to: recapping the Mega STe power supply
Replies: 36
Views: 4970

Re: How to: recapping the Mega STe power supply

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:30 am
Just wondering if after all these posts on capacitors, Pacman should change name to Capman :D
Not a bad suggestion actually :D :lol:
by Pacman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: How to: recapping the Mega STe power supply
Replies: 36
Views: 4970

Re: How to: recapping the Mega STe power supply

Thanks for confirming, Exxos. Here's the corrected pinout. I'll also replace the pinout diagram in my original posting along with all the instructions to avoid any confusion ( Oops: that didn't work -there's no "edit post" button there any longer. Any chance you could replace the diagram in the firs...
by Pacman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: How to: recapping the Mega STe power supply
Replies: 36
Views: 4970

Re: How to: recapping the Mega STe power supply

Replacing the (noisy) cooling fan The Noctua fan has a 3-pin female connector attached but there is no need to cut it off and replace it with the original 2-pin connector. Just make sure only the two leftmost pins (black and red wires) attaches to the Mega STe power supply. The yellow wire isn't us...
by Pacman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Hard disk storage media
Replies: 19
Views: 2702

Re: Hard disk storage media

i am one of the Hardware developer of the Thunder Storm and Lightnung USB Card. Some Informations: Thunder: Falcon Compatible IDE Interface for the Atari TT Feature: Falcon Compatible, pure Byteswap, Smartswap (only the Data is swappt, not the Controll Register (HDDriver Compatible) ) We reacht upt...
by Pacman
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: Arcing in Mega STe PSU
Replies: 27
Views: 5009

Re: Arcing in Mega STe PSU

those thin overhead transparency/laser printer sheets are good enough (this is what you're referring to when you talk about Polyester OHP, right?) Yep, exactly. Just make sure, they are really polyester and 0.13mm or thicker. I tried to find out but can't find the specifications. The exact one I ha...
by Pacman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: Arcing in Mega STe PSU
Replies: 27
Views: 5009

Re: Arcing in Mega STe PSU

I'm sold! I couldn't find any shops selling sheet bakelite (oddly enough I came across a local companies producing electrical insulation materials, among them bakelite) so if you believe those thin overhead transparency/laser printer sheets are good enough (this is what you're referring to when you ...
by Pacman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: Arcing in Mega STe PSU
Replies: 27
Views: 5009

Re: Arcing in Mega STe PSU

Indeed, air is good too, but the problem is that there's probably not enough of it between the PCB and the metal enclosure :lol:

I'll google around a bit or else I'm going for the Plexiglass. I'm betting it won't melt unless there's an actual fire :D
by Pacman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: Arcing in Mega STe PSU
Replies: 27
Views: 5009

Re: Arcing in Mega STe PSU

That's something I hadn't thought of! Yes, should be fireproof as far as I know. I took a closer look at the Mega STe PSU and it appears not to hold the plastic sheet in the same way as the SR98 (STe PSU) does. I'm guessing that because of the standoff-posts, it's cut to fit in between and won't fal...
by Pacman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: Arcing in Mega STe PSU
Replies: 27
Views: 5009

Re: Arcing in Mega STe PSU

A new AC power switch (as suggested by IngoQ) has been received from Exxos, and will no doubt become yet another improvement to this PSU when installed. I still haven't had any luck in finding any thinner plexiglass or plastic sheets at around 1mm, so I haven't quite decided what to do with that. In...
by Pacman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: Re-Cap or Replacement for Atari TT PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Re: Re-Cap or Replacement for Atari TT PSU

Yes, as pointed out by others it should be the same. To be 100% sure however, take a look at what it says on the PSU (the label on top, underneath or on the PCB itself) when it arrives. It should read "Phihong PSM-5341". If you haven't recapped before I've written a "how to" on that specific PSU . G...