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Is the 1200XL CO61636 PSU reliable?


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#1 Xebec OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:17 AM

I'm about to get working on my 1200XL's (have 2, with flaky keyboards.. = mylar). 

 

How reliable are the CO61636 PSUs for these machines?  I didn't see any reference to them failing spectacularly on the forum, but wanted to double check..  



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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:43 AM

I'm about to get working on my 1200XL's (have 2, with flaky keyboards.. = mylar). 

 

How reliable are the CO61636 PSUs for these machines?  I didn't see any reference to them failing spectacularly on the forum, but wanted to double check..  

 

The 1200XL can use any standard 9 VAC Atari power supply - same ones can be used interchangeably for the 400, 800 and 1050. I have perhaps a dozen of these and recently (couple weeks ago) tested them all. They're all still just fine. They are non-regulated transformers and will put out about 10.5V, more or less, without a load on them.



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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:03 PM

I believe the CO61636 is for the Atari 1027 printer. Does it say 9VAC or 9.5VAC? The plug orifice is bigger than it should be for a 1200. It will fit, but loosely. I wouldn't recommend.

Edited by ACML, Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:12 PM.


#4 Xebec OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:37 PM

I believe the CO61636 is for the Atari 1027 printer. Does it say 9VAC or 9.5VAC? The plug orifice is bigger than it should be for a 1200. It will fit, but loosely. I wouldn't recommend.

 

The orifice is bigger than the typical 17964 but plugs in nicely to the 1200XL ironically.

 

Yes, it's labeled 9.5 VAC, and it was sitting with one of the 1200XLs I bought a few years ago (impulse $20 buys at the time..).  

 

I don't plan to ever purchase a 1027 printer, and I don't think I'll find a 1090XL anywhere, so probably safest to just Ebay this because it'll put more strain on a 1200XL or 1050 disk drive than necessary?  



#5 AtariGeezer ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:57 PM

The plug orifice is bigger than it should be .

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#6 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:42 PM

Good job Geezer. He left himself wide open for that one.

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#7 Xebec OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:26 PM

LOLOL...   Notice I wasn't the FIRST person to say Orifice in this thread  :)
 
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Edited by Xebec, Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:31 PM.





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