Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

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Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby wyerd » Wed May 10, 2017 12:49 pm

I've checked the Hardware Manual, but it doesn't give the total power or the current rating of each of the 3 outputs. I live in the US, so I've been using a step up transformer which takes up a lot of room. I came across this thread http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... =3&t=13006 , so using the Mean Well PT-65B it should be possible to replace the Einstein's 240v PSU, but I just need to make sure that the PT-65B can handle the EInstein's power requirements, which I'm fairly certain that it can. I just want to make sure.

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby RobC » Wed May 10, 2017 1:35 pm

Have you got the original PSU? If not, I can dig mine out to see if the ratings are specified on it.

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby wyerd » Wed May 10, 2017 2:38 pm

RobC wrote:Have you got the original PSU? If not, I can dig mine out to see if the ratings are specified on it.

I do, but there's nothing on it.

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby RobC » Wed May 10, 2017 5:15 pm

Okay - saves me getting mine out of storage...

I've tried to call B&H Computers (Einstein specialists) but there was no answer. I'll try again tomorrow and let you know if I find out anything.

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Zarchos » Wed May 10, 2017 5:53 pm

There's the EBay seller Adamski10 who is a nice and helpful person.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/adamski10_0?_ ... 7675.l2559
Try to contact him.
His email is in his listings.
He also runs a website dedicated to the Einsteins.

I met him in the U.K., and thanks to him I got my 1st Einsteins.

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby wyerd » Wed May 10, 2017 6:16 pm

RobC wrote:Okay - saves me getting mine out of storage...

I've tried to call B&H Computers (Einstein specialists) but there was no answer. I'll try again tomorrow and let you know if I find out anything.


B&H have gone to ground for some reason. I had ordered a 3" FDD to replace the faulty one on my Einstein, which was to be put on soak test before I paid for it, but haven't heard anything since. That was over a month ago and I've sent emails asking for updates with no response.
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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby wyerd » Wed May 10, 2017 6:16 pm

Zarchos wrote:There's the EBay seller Adamski10 who is a nice and helpful person.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/adamski10_0?_ ... 7675.l2559
Try to contact him.
His email is in his listings.
He also runs a website dedicated to the Einsteins.

I met him in the U.K., and thanks to him I got my 1st Einsteins.


Thanks, I'll give him a try.

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Mazza352 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:29 am

Zarchos wrote:There's the EBay seller Adamski10 who is a nice and helpful person.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/adamski10_0?_ ... 7675.l2559
Try to contact him.
His email is in his listings.
He also runs a website dedicated to the Einsteins.

I met him in the U.K., and thanks to him I got my 1st Einsteins.


Hi Zarchos, just joined this forum today but been reading for a couple of weeks, nice to see so many people still interested in the Tatung Einstein =D> I noticed this and one of your previous posts which both mentioned this bloke Adamski maintains the website at tatungeinstein.co.uk - he doesn't. I alone created the site back in 2006 and have been maintaining it ever since; this guy doesn't now, nor has he ever had anything to do with the site. Just to clear that up. I've managed to start updating it again after a long period of time, most recently with a new Public Domain library, and it always makes me happy to see people find the site useful, long may it continue.

Best wishes

Mario

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby wyerd » Wed May 31, 2017 7:54 pm

Mazza352 wrote:
Zarchos wrote:There's the EBay seller Adamski10 who is a nice and helpful person.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/adamski10_0?_ ... 7675.l2559
Try to contact him.
His email is in his listings.
He also runs a website dedicated to the Einsteins.

I met him in the U.K., and thanks to him I got my 1st Einsteins.


Hi Zarchos, just joined this forum today but been reading for a couple of weeks, nice to see so many people still interested in the Tatung Einstein =D> I noticed this and one of your previous posts which both mentioned this bloke Adamski maintains the website at tatungeinstein.co.uk - he doesn't. I alone created the site back in 2006 and have been maintaining it ever since; this guy doesn't now, nor has he ever had anything to do with the site. Just to clear that up. I've managed to start updating it again after a long period of time, most recently with a new Public Domain library, and it always makes me happy to see people find the site useful, long may it continue.

Best wishes

Mario


Mario, I'd just like to say thanks for running your Einstein site. It's a very valuable resource of information and has helped me a great deal when I recently purchased my TC01 as it didn't come with any manuals. I was able to download many of them off your site and I've been able to refer to them for a number of hardware issues. Keep up the good work!

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Mazza352 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:21 pm

wyerd wrote:
Mario, I'd just like to say thanks for running your Einstein site. It's a very valuable resource of information and has helped me a great deal when I recently purchased my TC01 as it didn't come with any manuals. I was able to download many of them off your site and I've been able to refer to them for a number of hardware issues. Keep up the good work!


Wyerd, thank you so much for your kind words. A nice comment like that truly makes it worthwhile for me! It always gives me satisfaction to know people can get a hold of disk images and magazines/manuals they need from the site. I've tried to push forward recently getting a lot more manuals and disk images done, still have an Einstein Assembly Course book and another Dr Logo Manual to do amongst others. I've also got a few more disk images I'm planning to add soon such as ZBASIC.

It's always been the plan to be a dedication site, but thanks to wonderful people out there, such as David Finney, who provided me with almost every magazine and Manual you see on the site, I managed to give everyone the chance to read them. Great stuff. I even recently found about 7 issues of Avon Einstein User Group magazine that I had forgot to scan, so they went on not so long ago!

Thanks again and I'm really glad you have found the site useful! :D =D>

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Zarchos » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:36 pm

I too would like to thank you, as I've got the opportunity.
Preserving is essential, whatever the machine.
It's a tribute to the talented people either behind the hardware, the software, the printed materials etc ...
Keep up the good work.
There's always so much work than meets the eye to do exactly that. Even if you don't get emails to tell you that, don't worry people do know it is very demanding and a very generous action.

Thanks again.
Xavier.

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Mazza352 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:54 pm

Zarchos wrote:I too would like to thank you, as I've got the opportunity.
Preserving is essential, whatever the machine.
It's a tribute to the talented people either behind the hardware, the software, the printed materials etc ...
Keep up the good work.
There's always so much work than meets the eye to do exactly that. Even if you don't get emails to tell you that, don't worry people do know it is very demanding and a very generous action.

Thanks again.
Xavier.



Xavier

Thank you so much. You're absolutely right, it's great to keep the machine alive in people's memories. I've been so happy to see messages in the guestbook over the years from so many people, some even who were directly involved with the machine, the software etc. It's not the fanciest site but it's not intended to be, it's rewarding in itself to have folk around the world get the info they need. My Einstein is 34 years old and still works as perfectly as it did when I first got it, such a well built machine! And that keyboard, best ever.

I appreciate your kind words!

Best wishes

Mario

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby RobC » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:15 pm

Hi Mario,

Just wanted to add my thanks for all your efforts. My uncle got me interested in computers and had an Einstein so it was one of the first retro machines I got hold of (after the Beeb!). Your site was invaluable in allowing me to find out how to get it to do anything and in putting me in contact with B&H.

I'm currently looking at wiring up a mouse after seeing the pictures and documents on your site. I think I've figured out the connections from the example driver code and now just need time to solder the cable together...

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:02 pm

Zarchos wrote:I too would like to thank you, as I've got the opportunity.
Preserving is essential, whatever the machine.
It's a tribute to the talented people either behind the hardware, the software, the printed materials etc ...
Keep up the good work.
There's always so much work than meets the eye to do exactly that. Even if you don't get emails to tell you that, don't worry people do know it is very demanding and a very generous action.

Thanks again.
Xavier.


I concur. Although I have a TC01 (which is waiting for attention, sold as spares/repairs) and have not yet done anything with it, I highly value sites like http://www.tatungeinstein.co.uk. So thank you for maintaining it Mario :D

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Mazza352 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:17 pm

RobC, 1024MAK, thanks a million. The site is worthwhile if guys like you find it useful, so thank you for your kind words. It's enjoyable to maintain and improve, and I'll look forward to doing so for the foreseeable future! =D>

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby sirmorris » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:13 am

Can I just add my thanks and admiration for your efforts in maintaining the site - I was scared that it had gone to join the ranks of the forgotten. I'm very pleased with the latest updates! Do you still use your Einy friends?

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Pernod » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:05 pm

Mazza352 wrote:I've managed to start updating it again after a long period of time, most recently with a new Public Domain library, and it always makes me happy to see people find the site useful, long may it continue.

I see you've also updated the MAME software list einstein.xml. Would you like me to submit it to be included in the next release? It'll need a little cleanup to fix some validation issues but can credit you in the whatsnew if you wish?
- Nigel

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Mazza352 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:51 pm

sirmorris wrote:Can I just add my thanks and admiration for your efforts in maintaining the site - I was scared that it had gone to join the ranks of the forgotten. I'm very pleased with the latest updates! Do you still use your Einy friends?

Charlie


Many thanks! I'm glad you like the updates =D> There's something about using a real Einstein that's still enjoyable to this day!

Pernod wrote:I see you've also updated the MAME software list einstein.xml. Would you like me to submit it to be included in the next release? It'll need a little cleanup to fix some validation issues but can credit you in the whatsnew if you wish?


At least you had the courtesy to ask, unlike the previous guy who submitted the initial list to MAME using every disk image I created on the site over the last 11 years, without contacting me to ask or providing credit to me or the site in any way. That annoys me. He also submitted all the homebrew games I wrote myself to MAME, which were only available on my site to download as it was clear through the site that they were tongue in cheek games wrote by myself as a spotty kid and they were rubbish!

The einstein.xml file was re-validated by myself image by image to work with every single image available on my site, for some reason the filenames of all the images were changed by this person when he submitted them to MAME initially, so someone downloading the file from MAME and then coming to my site to download images may find they don't work. Ideally the images should have been kept exactly as they were initially downloaded and this problem wouldn't exist.

I don't have any problem with you submitting the updates to MAME, as long as myself and the site are solely credited with the updates and the entire list in general.

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Pernod » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:15 pm

Mazza352 wrote:At least you had the courtesy to ask, unlike the previous guy who submitted the initial list to MAME using every disk image I created on the site over the last 11 years, without contacting me to ask or providing credit to me or the site in any way.

I doubt the original submitter would've known they originally came from your site. It's more probable that the softlist was simply created from the TOSEC collection from 2012.

Mazza352 wrote:The einstein.xml file was re-validated by myself image by image to work with every single image available on my site, for some reason the filenames of all the images were changed by this person when he submitted them to MAME initially, so someone downloading the file from MAME and then coming to my site to download images may find they don't work. Ideally the images should have been kept exactly as they were initially downloaded and this problem wouldn't exist.

Again the filenames were probably changed by TOSEC and not whoever added them to the softlist. By validation I meant the softlist has to pass 'mame -validate' to ensure software names don't contain illegal characters etc.

I'll start a new topic for you to review any changes I make and you can add your credits to the file before I submit.
- Nigel

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Mazza352 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:29 pm

I see, that certainly does seem the case. I understand MAME validation now, I thought it was something more complicated.

No need to wait for me, I trust you will add the credit on the file.

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Re: Tatung Einstein TC01 PSU Specifications?

Postby Zarchos » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:30 pm

A Tatung monitor recently listed on EBay ... not sure it'll directly work with the Einsteins, though.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tatung-CM-148 ... SwfpVZNVg3


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