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ColecoPlug (Colecovision USB power supply) can be preordered!

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Well, if you get an USB-C Power supply that says it's USB-PD or USB 3.1, then they might not have the fallback, as it only needs to support USB-PD and USB3.1 then.

They made a real mess out of USB-C, to be honest.

 

 

UL doesn't make sense. It's not needed and costs a lot of money, so unless you think customers want to pay 100 USD+ for this adaptor, it's totally overkill. As you mention: It's optional and not needed. It makes sense for products that are being sold in millions of quantities, but not for something like that. You're free to donate a UL certification, if you like :D

 

Why should I put CE and FCC on the product page? I don't have these for ANY products in my shop, and Amazon or any other online shops also don't list CE / FCC. Probably because it's not even allowed to sell them without these, these are mandatory.

And why do you think the logos are not on the box or the product? They are both on the retail box as well as on the product AND the DoCs are included in the packaging as well.

Please don't assume anything you don't even know.

 

Besides, the ColUSB is not a DC adapter, it's a simple low-voltage power converter.

Yes, DC adapters can potentially be dangerous because these operate with 110 / 220V.

In Germany, these need additional safety tests and certifications, which are very expensive. That's the reason we designed a power converter and not a DC adapter. A low-voltage device operating at 5V without any battery included is NOT dangerous and doesn't need these safety tests.

The ColecoPlug retail box pictures in this thread and the pictures of the ColecoPlug in this thread do not have the CE and FCC logo, and that is why I mentioned the logo does not appear in the specs or pictures. Now if I order the actual finished product and it has the CE and FCC logo then that is real cool. I am just use to looking at pictures of adapters on Amazon and other websites that have those official safety logos on the product.

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The ColecoPlug retail box pictures in this thread and the pictures of the ColecoPlug in this thread do not have the CE and FCC logo, and that is why I mentioned the logo does not appear in the specs or pictures. Now if I order the actual finished product and it has the CE and FCC logo then that is real cool. I am just use to looking at pictures of adapters on Amazon and other websites that have those official safety logos on the product.

 

You only see one side of the plug and not even half of the packaging on the pictures...

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I ordered this USB-C power plug and I'm just wondering if this will work with the colecoplug. I probably should have asked before I ordered it, but Anker seems to be known for quality USB C stuff. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y427WT7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

According to the tracking my ColecoPlug should be here any day, and I am super excited for it. It's going to be fantastic to not have to use that giant power supply any more!

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Hard to tell from the description if it works or not. It's a dedicated QuickCharger for power hungry devices (and quickcharge doesn't work with the ColUSB).

 

They mention on top that it's also compatible with standard USB devices - if that's true, then it should have a fallback to normal USB 5V and would work.

 

I guess the only way is to try it out.

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$25.99 for that Anker charge plug? That's absolutely insane! A huge waste of money if you ask me.. One that's $4.99 from Walmart or wherever would work just as well and accomplish the same goal. To each, his own though. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Well folks, I'll finally got a chance to test out the ColUSB power supply today and it works perfectly! No problems whatsoever. :thumbsup:

 

As I predicted in one of my posts before, the same charge head & cable that I use to charge my phone works just fine with the ColecoVision. Nothing fancy, just the same ol' one that came with my Samsung phone... No need to spend $25 on some ridiculously overpriced Anker charger, etc.

 

I ripped out my internal power supply and will be using this for now on. Let's just hope it holds up long term. ;)

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I got the two ColUSB power supplies and tested them this past week. They both work flawlessly. If you need a power supply or just want to be sure to get a backup, this is the one to pick up!

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