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Title: Universal Power Supply by Lotharek
Post by: Gryzor on 10:05, 09 November 18
Hey, anybody seen this?


https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=144


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Uniwersal retro computing power supply in progress - from c64 to amiga, atari, cpc, zx family, nes, snes, .1050 atari drves, capable of powering complete set up. 115/230v inputs, cable selectable output through 26 pins combination


From what I read he's going to offer relevant cables for the micros supported.


Apparently he had another unit on sale which I had completely missed: https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=217
Title: Re: Universal Power Supply by Lotharek
Post by: Bryce on 11:20, 09 November 18
The new unit is a linear supply, whereas the older one is Switched mode. I'd recommend the new linear supply.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Universal Power Supply by Lotharek
Post by: adolfo.pa on 13:39, 09 November 18
What are the advantages of linear vs switched? For what I've read, it seems a matter of size/weight/efficiency (switched) vs less noise (linear).
Title: Re: Universal Power Supply by Lotharek
Post by: Bryce on 13:47, 09 November 18
You've read correct. I could give a long answer here, but I'm about to get on a plane, so I'll just point you to my answer here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/understanding-retro-electronics/msg159178/#msg159178

Bryce.
Title: Re: Universal Power Supply by Lotharek
Post by: Gryzor on 13:49, 09 November 18
...which is also a pinned thread :)
Title: Re: Universal Power Supply by Lotharek
Post by: adolfo.pa on 14:19, 09 November 18
Great post, Bryce.
Thanks for the info!