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Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 3:26 PM
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 3:29 PM
The standard Atari 8bit power supply works for me. The ones that are used with a 400,800, 1200xl, 1050, xf551 should work. The tip is the same size too.
This is from the faq
9 V AC 15.3 VA (1.7 A) Atari#CO14319
9 V AC 18 VA (2.0 A) Atari#CA014748/CA016804
9 V AC 31 VA (3.4 A) Atari#CO17945
9 V AC 50 VA (5.6 A) Atari#CA017964
An Atari 5200 power supply works as well.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 4:02 PM
Actually, you can make your own. Just download some scans from one of the many sites (Intellivision Funhouse for example), reverse them, print (or have them printed) on thick transparencies, and the spray pain the back white. YOu reverse them so that you see the ink from the far side, so it will not wear off with use.
Works great. You can do Vectrex overlays the same way.
The NES power supply does work with it. Just tested it.
You can also use an Odyssey2 power cord or one from a rechargeable drill.
I'm glad somebody brought this up, because I haven't seen this information documented anywhere else.
Here is a picture of my ECS power supply and connector:
I'm getting 10VAC output on the barrel (tip negative), but since it's AC output, the polarity shouldn't matter.
The connector is a standard coaxial power connector; I believe the dimensions are 5.0mm x 2.0mm (5mm outer diameter, 2mm inner diameter). The inner diameter is a guess on my part: I compared it to the connector for the Atari 800 power supply (CO17945), which uses a 5.0mm x 2.1mm connector, and while the ECS connector is the same outer diameter, the inner diameter is a bit smaller. The ECS connector won't fit into the 800, but the CO17945 connector will fit into an ECS, although it's a little loose. I've heard that some people have successfully used the CO17945 as a power supply for the ECS, in fact, although I've never tried this myself.
I used a 9VAC power supply from and ADAM 5.25" disk drive a few times before I found and ECS power supply on ebay.
Edited by rgw825, Sat Jan 1, 2011 4:02 PM.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 6:06 PM
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