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POWER CONNECTORS

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:48 pm
by exxos
What format do people want these ? There is the PSU connector pinout, or the floppy header pinout... Assume just more floppy power pinouts is what people want ?

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Re: POWER CONNECTORS

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:54 pm
by PhilC
+1 for extra floppies please.

Re: POWER CONNECTORS

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:53 pm
by Icky
At least 3 floppy power connectors from my perspective. The hole pitch allows JST XH PCB 2.54mm sockets to be added instead of headers as well.

Re: POWER CONNECTORS

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:03 am
by tuxie
I think it would be important to have an connector with more then 2 ground pins, thats to less for some extentions. The connector from the PSU would be better and more save to get a stable ground to extentions

Re: POWER CONNECTORS

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:14 am
by exxos
What are people actually using these power points for other than floppy ? Any upgrades should have their own power pins on expansion headers, or pickup power close to whatever is plugging in internally like ultrasatan.

Re: POWER CONNECTORS

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:00 pm
by PaulJ
exxos wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:14 am
What are people actually using these power points for other than floppy ? Any upgrades should have their own power pins on expansion headers, or pickup power close to whatever is plugging in internally like ultrasatan.
Good morning exxos.. personally what you have is fine by me. There's no internal DMA port so beyond the Gotek I have no need for additional power. If you had added the additional power ports I just wasn't going to populate them. The way I see it is the boards should be done in a tic tok fashion. All the changes and improvements in the tic.. and just fixes for the tic in the toc release. Although I know a lot of people are envious of my Atari box case its not a long term solution so most likely I will transplant the chips and memory card since in the long term the box case isn't viable. Just spin the board with the fixes and spend the time on the mongol board with the new improvements and updates. Just my 2 cents.. or in your case maybe 2 pence :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Re: POWER CONNECTORS

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:08 pm
by PaulJ
I wanted to take a minute to give you a thumbs up on the power supply design. I ran the mega 4 all day yesterday with bench 6 with the case on. After running all day you couldn't feel any hot spots on the case after 8 hrs of running. That was not true of the atari supply. Your supply really runs cool and it did clear up some screen artifacts that were there with the atari supply. :bravo: :bravo:

Re: POWER CONNECTORS

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:12 pm
by exxos
I will add more power ports, just no idea what will use them.

Re: POWER CONNECTORS

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:47 pm
by stephen_usher
Someone could make a cable and bring the power to the outside as a socket (USB?) and then power an external device, such as an UltraSatan directly from the machine. One less wall wart.

Re: POWER CONNECTORS

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:52 pm
by exxos
stephen_usher wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Someone could make a cable and bring the power to the outside as a socket (USB?) and then power an external device, such as an UltraSatan directly from the machine. One less wall wart.
Wonder if we could squash in a DC jack on the rear somewhere... Hmmm....