Decent 5v PSU recommendation for Atom

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Decent 5v PSU recommendation for Atom

Post by markjw » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:19 pm

Looking to convert my Acorn Atom to 5 volts and thus will need a new PSU, however given the number of crappy cheap power supplies out there I would like anyone's recommendation on a decent unit at a reasonable price that will not go bang in a month's time.

Would prefer one with the correct sized connector so I don't have to modify it or the Atom.
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Re: Decent 5v PSU recommendation for Atom

Post by Prime » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:17 pm

And I have used these :

https://www.rapidonline.com/powerpax-uk ... 5a-85-2940

For powering Atoms and other stuff that needs a +5V PSU....even powered a beeb board off them with no problems**.

**The beeb board does need -5V for the sound circuit, but there are chips that will act as an 'inverter' with a couple of discretes to generate the -5V. If you don't need sound it runs fine off just +5V.

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: Decent 5v PSU recommendation for Atom

Post by CMcDougall » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:55 pm

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=15236

already answered a few threads down!
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Re: Decent 5v PSU recommendation for Atom

Post by markjw » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:55 pm

thanks for the suggestions - eyesight must be going, missed the other thread (and also manged to reply to it instead of this one)

Interesting suggestion on the USB adapter - I've got a charger from an old iPad which I think is 2 amps - get myself a cable for it and problem sorted

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Re: Decent 5v PSU recommendation for Atom

Post by tricky » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:22 am

For regularly keeping up with threads, I use the Active Threads Topics link from the three bar menu in the top left of the page.
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