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#26 Mika73 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 2:03 PM

Wonder what USB-C power supply cost..


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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 2:04 PM

Does this work with Colecovision France Secam model?


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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 6:48 PM

Prize 42€ + shipping? I read 35€ somewhere.


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That was the first guess, but we updated it and added a 5V regulator so that a cheap chinese USB power supply will also work (and doesn't damage the Coleco). This added a few EUR of costs.



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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 6:48 PM

Does this work with Colecovision France Secam model?


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Yes, it works with any Coleco Model :)



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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 6:50 PM

Wonder what USB-C power supply cost..


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They can usually be bought for 5 EUR in an electronic store. You don't need a specific USB-C power supply though - just use a normal USB power supply where you can connect a USB cable and get a USB -> USB-C cable :)

Most users have such power supplies at home (for example, from mobile phones, etc.)

 

Does this work with Colecovision France Secam model?


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Yes, it works with any model.



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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 10:45 AM

Here is a pic of PSU label. Someone say France model PSU is different. Just wanted be sure.

Those USB-C cables seem cost like 20€ at Finland. I guess better look one at eBay.

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 1:09 AM

Are these pins and voltages normal Colecovision ?


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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 10:28 PM

Yes. The DC output on what you posted matches the same pinout as a US power adapter. The difference is the primary/input voltage (220v vs 120v).

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 11:44 PM

I just ordered one on your website. Thank you for making thse adapters. Looking forward to using it with my CV!

 

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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 2:02 AM

It it possible use old iPad power adapter? Does it give enough juice?

Anyway haven’t find USBC cable yet.


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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 8:43 AM

It it possible use old iPad power adapter? Does it give enough juice?

Anyway havent find USBC cable yet.


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Depends on what the power adapter is rated at. Per the OP, as long as it can output 2A, it should work. Most adapters have the output info on them. If not, you'll have to find a spec sheet for it.

USB A (the "standard" rectangular plug most people think of when they hear USB") to USB C (oval shaped) cables are fairly common. Don't know where you are, but they can readily be sourced from places like Amazon or Monoprice.

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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 9:43 AM

Here's the spec sheet on the iPad plugs from Apple:

 

https://www.apple.com/power-adapters/

 

In short, they should work fine. Apple also sells the USB to USB-C cables, and you can pick them up at retail from Best Buy, Target, Apple Stores, and so forth. I already have both waiting for the CV adapter. 

 

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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 9:47 AM

There was some cables eBay that also show voltage. Look cool.


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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2018 11:23 AM

Read the thread and confused about what's USB-C power supply output voltage and amps need to be? Any links to a useable USB-C power supply? Anyone get one and try it yet? Are they available for order in the US or just England? Sorry if these sounds dumb but not real familar with this stuff. Thanks for any help with this!


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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2018 1:53 PM

I'm planning on using an iPad power supply and Apple USB-C cord. It meets the specs needed for the CV USB plug. Specs are listed here:

 

https://www.apple.com/power-adapters/

 

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 7:24 PM

I'm planning on using an iPad power supply and Apple USB-C cord. It meets the specs needed for the CV USB plug. Specs are listed here:

 

https://www.apple.com/power-adapters/

 

- Blaine

Thanks for the input. Will an jPod charger rated at 5v dc and 1amp be enough to use? Thanks for any help!



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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 8:06 PM

I'd check with the folks that make it, but I don't think it will. The original post they made suggested at least two amps and 5v.



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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 8:33 PM

I'd check with the folks that make it, but I don't think it will. The original post they made suggested at least two amps and 5v.

Thanks for clearing that up for me!



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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:07 AM

You don't need to use a USB-C power supply.

 

 

Just use something like this:

https://www.amazon.c...WDC/ref=sr_1_14

 

 

 

And something like this:

https://www.amazon.c...cs_sk_pb_1_sl_3

 

And you're good to go :)

 

2A is what I suggest do use, though I have also tried 1A and 1,5A adaptors - but depending on the adaptors, these COULD cause the CV to crash (if the power breaks down) or they can get REALLY hot.



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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:21 PM

You don't need to use a USB-C power supply.

 

 

Just use something like this:

https://www.amazon.c...WDC/ref=sr_1_14

 

 

 

And something like this:

https://www.amazon.c...cs_sk_pb_1_sl_3

 

And you're good to go :)

 

2A is what I suggest do use, though I have also tried 1A and 1,5A adaptors - but depending on the adaptors, these COULD cause the CV to crash (if the power breaks down) or they can get REALLY hot.

Thanks for the info. Is Console5 going to sell these? Thanks!



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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:09 PM

Yes :)

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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:57 PM

Depends on what the power adapter is rated at. Per the OP, as long as it can output 2A, it should work. Most adapters have the output info on them. If not, you'll have to find a spec sheet for it.

USB A (the "standard" rectangular plug most people think of when they hear USB") to USB C (oval shaped) cables are fairly common. Don't know where you are, but they can readily be sourced from places like Amazon or Monoprice.

 

Be careful that the cable you get is made for high amperage.  Cheap cables are not.  Heck, I even got a cheap USB C->C cable that won't rapid-charge my phone.



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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:42 AM

 

Be careful that the cable you get is made for high amperage.  Cheap cables are not.  Heck, I even got a cheap USB C->C cable that won't rapid-charge my phone.

 

Even good USB-C-Cables can't always do rapid-charge - as that's a special feature that needs some extra traces (it works with 12V). :)

 

No need to get a quickcharge-cable.

 

BTW: Packaging has arrived.

Now I'm only waiting for the instructions manual as well as the PCBs. Both should arrive within the next few days :)

 

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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:55 AM

Very nice! Looking forward to getting one. Thanks for making this product.



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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:54 AM

Nice box :)


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