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Offline gaos74

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Power Supply for CPC and CPC plus
« on: 19:34, 12 January 18 »
Hi guys

I was trying to purchase a power cable for my 6128 plus.

So I checked the wiki:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Power_Supply_for_CPC_and_CPC_plus

It says:

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CPC and CPC+:
 
  • 2.5mm power line plug (note 1)
  • 2.1mm power line socket (note 2)
  • a power supply which can supply 5V DC and 12V DC (note 3)
  • fast acting fuse
  • in-line fuse holder
  • wire
CPC+ only:
 
  • 2.5mm power line plug (note 1)
  • a power supply which can supply 5V DC (note 3)
  • wire
NOTES:
 
  • The 2.5mm power line plug will connect into the computer and provides the 5V power
  • The lead from the CPC664, CPC6128 will connect into the 2.1mm power line socket to provide the 12V power for the disc drive
  • A PC power supply is ideal. If a PC power supply is used you will also require:
  • 4-pin (0.2") 5.08mm Spacing Polarised Power Connector (male) -- don't panic, this is the part fitting with the output from the power supply, see for example Molex connector or google image search. Other options are possible, use whatever fits the power supply you use, this one will fit virtually every PC power supply. Many PC hackers have some cables lying around, like power supply doubler cable, or old fan, with a suitable connector that can be reused.
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Since I already have a power cable for my 6128 I tried to use same for my 6128 plus as per Note 1.

But it was not a fit and I was scratching my head what I am doing wrong.

After checking the net I realized that my 6128 cable is 2.1mm and not 2.5 mm which is needed for 6128 plus.

So I think that the wiki needs a change or I am so noob with electronics that I could not read it correctly.









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Re: Power Supply for CPC and CPC plus
« Reply #1 on: 23:56, 12 January 18 »
I've overworked it a little bit. Hope it's correct now and a little bit clearer.
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Re: Power Supply for CPC and CPC plus
« Reply #2 on: 01:00, 13 January 18 »
Thanks mate.


Did not know the we can edit.


It looks much better now.


I also modified the Power Pack project in order to be more clear (added the requirement for 2.1 mm power line plug).