+OLD CS1 Posted January 28, 2012 Share Posted January 28, 2012 I have happily discovered my very first and original TI-99/4A console and program recorder, the very kit that started it all for me, tucked away in a box I rescued from the rear of my storage. Well, started me at home, anyway, since I had been using the Apple ][ at school. I digress. Amongst the goodies I found was the wall-wart version of the TI power adapter. I see there is a difference between the floor model and the wall-wart in power: wall-wart outputs 18VAC 22.0VA, 7.5VAC 1.0VA; floor unit outputs 18VAC 18VA, 8.5VAC 1.28VA. Interesting that the power consumption is 36W and 40W, respectively. Is there any real reason for the difference between the two? To that effect, has anyone considered replacing the TI internal PSU with something which runs entirely on DC, considering that we have much better options for DC power sources these days? Also, I have a CF7+ (or whatever the one is that has the parallel port) and it has a 4GB card in it. I will never use 4GB of space for my TI stuff (famous last words, I know.) I have a 2MB unit which would better suit my current needs. Is there any preparation needed to use a different CF card with the CF7+/nanoPEB? I might have more as time goes on. Not necessarily today, but sometime. I might even encourage others to put their silly, can-be-found-in-a-FAQ, RTFM, and other hardware questions. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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