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Offline Nemesed17

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CPC T-REX power supply
« on: 23:24, 14 June 20 »
I was lucky enough to find a Terasic C1 development kit in good condition, and my goal is to get out of this a fully operational CPC T-Trex. However, the PSU is missing in the box. I need a 9V DC  power adapter, but i don't know about the pin polarity and I don't want to fry the FPGA board. I assume the + is at the center and the - around like it is more often the case (I know only the Sega Megadrive not following this configuration). Could somebody help me to solve this little enigma? Thanks in advance!

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Re: CPC T-REX power supply
« Reply #1 on: 13:28, 15 June 20 »
Power it via USB as per the manual?

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Re: CPC T-REX power supply
« Reply #2 on: 13:53, 15 June 20 »
The pin on the side of the socket is the outer contact. Check whether this goes to the positive or negative of the first electrolytic capacitor in the regulator circuit.

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Re: CPC T-REX power supply
« Reply #3 on: 18:07, 15 June 20 »
To Pelrun: yes it could be a solution but I prefer to keep that for the data transfer from the PC (from the Quartus II software, USB blaster function, I could use the RS232 port for that, but it is less handy). Plus, if I use the USB, shoud I use a  9v USB PSU (excuse me but I am a total ignorant when it comes to electricity, above ll in electronics). Thanks for the solution.
To Bryce: it is difficult for me to read a circuit board, I can't determine exactly what i have to see. Thanks  for the reply.
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Re: CPC T-REX power supply
« Reply #4 on: 10:30, 16 June 20 »
USB is 5V (even though fast chargers have broken the rules and made devices that go up 12V).

Take a clear photo of the top and bottom of the PCB and I will show you how you work out the polarity.

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Re: CPC T-REX power supply
« Reply #5 on: 17:02, 16 June 20 »
Thank you very much Bryce for your help, in the meantime I contacted Terasic in Taiwan, they sent me the  specs (with schmatic) of the PSU: 7,5V-800 mA, "+" at the center.
Thanks again for the dedication.
« Last Edit: 19:44, 23 July 20 by Nemesed17 »