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by Pacman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Hard disk storage media
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

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: 2633

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: 2633

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: 2633

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: 2633

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: 2633

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: 787

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...
by Pacman
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Choosing between three Sony MPF-920 drives
Replies: 35
Views: 3052

Re: Choosing between three Sony MPF-920 drives

The preliminary conclusion is then perhaps that with a Mega STe at least I will still need to have CTIN shorted on a Sony MPF-920 drive while with a normal ST (such as my STe) and the version 6 Exxos HD module board I might not (as the HD module takes care of everything). I'm soon going to attend to...
by Pacman
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: Arcing in Mega STe PSU
Replies: 27
Views: 2633

Re: Arcing in Mega STe PSU

Having an electrician to rewire and add grounded outlets is probably a smart move. What you both say doesn't seem very pleasant, safe or good for the computer(s) and other gear. Good to hear plexiglass is OK. I noticed that the thickness of the SR98 plastic sheet determines how low/tight the mountin...
by Pacman
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: TWEAKS & FIXES
Topic: SR98 PSU GETS MORE LOVE
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: SR98 PSU GETS MORE LOVE

Hope you got yourself some sleep ;) Thanks for clearing things up. C206 seems like a complicated issue which I'm not going to get into -simply because I'm not qualified :lol: Suffice to say I understand the conclusion is not to replace it with a different type (i.e. not a low-ESR type such as Panaso...