[vcf-midatlantic] OT - 120v to 240v step up recommendations
john.heritage at gmail.com
Sat May 1 23:45:21 UTC 2021
Per the guy who designed it (iComp.De - he makes tons of amiga/commodore
custom electronics) - the input frequency doesn't matter:
does 60 hz / 240V power vs 50 hz / 240V power matter for this power supply
if I go the transformer route?
It shouldn't - it's a simple rectifier design where grid frequency is not
used for anything.
On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 8:13 PM W2HX <w2hx at w2hx.com> wrote:
> Are you sure the PS in the amiga is expecting 60 Hertz power? It might be
> expecting 50 Hz depending on where it is from. This is a bigger problem
> that a transformer won't solve
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> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] OT - 120v to 240v step up recommendations
> Yep - that's exactly what i'm looking for advice on -- I think
> transformers are pretty standard/minimalist, but just looking for some
> links or models of 'ready to use' step up transformers that will plug into
> my US 120V outlet and give me a 240V UK or EU style plug output..
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 4:49 PM Ethan O'Toole <telmnstr at 757.org> wrote:
> > > Hey folks
> > > I have a new Amiga PSU coming on from icomp that is 240V only. I'm
> > looking
> > > for recommendations for a 120 to 240V step up transformer rated for
> > > at least 100W (so it doesnt have to work hard). Preferably silent.
> > > Also what should I avoid in this space ?
> > I mean you can get a transformer that will take 110 and put out 220
> > before the Amiga PSU.
> > The Amiga runs on voltages that you could find on any ATX power supply.
> > You could make a cable that would go from the funky square DIN to a PC
> > motherboard ATX connector and use any old ATX Flex PSU.
> > - Ethan
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