[vcf-midatlantic] PAL c64 - Power supply

Thomas Fuchs thomas at slash7.com
Sun Jun 17 18:00:24 EDT 2018

FWIW, C64 power supplies are notoriously terrible and almost all of them produce over-voltage by now; essentially frying the computer because Commodore thought fuses and such are too expensive.

The power supplies (iirc) aren’t serviceable either.

There’s a bunch of instructions for making your own supply, and there’s sellers of new power supplies as well.

(I have a European PAL C-64C and use a 3rd-party supply.)


> On Jun 17, 2018, at 5:12 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> So the PAL c64 has a different type of power supply. A european two prong
> type. Does anyone know what it will take to convert power to American 120V?
> I need to start planning on how to get this machine up and tested at the
> next workshop June 30.
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> Jeff Brace
> Vice President
> Vintage Computer Federation

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