Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Amiga Kit Amiga Store Iridium Banner AMIStore App Store A1200/A600 4xIDE Interface

AuthorTopic: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!  (Read 15093 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline XDelusion

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #60 on: November 03, 2011, 08:38:03 PM »
I hope more of these are built some day.
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline mechy

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #61 on: November 03, 2011, 09:06:31 PM »
Quote from: A4000Bear;666365
I tried the card reader on a DKB Spitfire SCSI controller card, and that combination supports hot swapping.

thanks for the report. good to know.. i wish i had time to keep a list of all tested Boards.

I tried the readers myself on a host of interfaces and accelerators before i put them out in the world..

I personally tested these under kickstart 3.1 in all cases! The list goes:

Warp engine
Cyberstorm MKII
cyberstorm MKIII(uw to 50 pin adapted)
Cyberstorm PPC (uw to 50 pin adapted)
A590 - works fine,see 2091 notes on recommended roms/jumpers.
2091 (set option jumpers for LUNS enabled) (add 1MB ram to speed 2091 up-its horrible without ram)-rev 7 roms recommended but works on 6.6
icd A2000 scsi(worked with pcmcia to cf adapter/lun 0 but buggy with luns-very old card so its probabaly the rom revision).ok when used as a HD
GVP A530 works flawless here, can boot off any lun V4.15 rom
GVP hcII+8 works fine v4.15 rom
GVP Gforce 030 - works fine 4.15 rom
Amiga 3000 works fine even with rev4 proto.NOTE:WD -04 can have trouble with multiple drives on the chain,if so upgrade to -08!
Amiga 3000T - works fine (rev -08 WD chip)-u need a working clock battery. luns must be set on in the 3000/3000t with a utility like setbatt.lha. the clock battery powers the NVram where the scsi settings are stored.
Amiga 4000T works flawless(set dip switches for luns on)
4091 scsi works fine-latest rev 7 roms recommended-set dip switches for luns on)
Dkb cobra 030 for A1200 - external scsi case to dkb external scsi,works fine.
Blizzard 1230IV scsi works fine
Blizzard 1260 scsi works fine
IVS Vector for A2000(i use 3,1 amiga roms) - works fine
IVS trumpcard/pro - worked,but i cant recall if luns did,lost my notes ;(

Other Notes:
Its a tight fit in some of the A500 sidecars like gvp 530,590,etc! since these have screw holes that line up with floppy mountings,only 2 can be used in the A530 to mount it.The A530 fan may interfere with the pcd-50B.
the pcd-50B top cover can be popped off and may give enough clearance.

If you have the scsi controllers set correct for luns,but you aren't seeing them,HDtoolbox is probably the culprit.Go into the Icon info and make sure these tool types are set:
SCSI_DEVICE_NAME=
SCSI_MAX_ADDRESS=6
SCSI_MAX_LUN=4

some cases you may need to add:

XT_NAME=SCSI

This enables HDtoolBox to look for all LUNS(logical unit numbers).Luns are used to map the other 4 card slots under the same scsi ID instead of taking up all your available scsi id's.

Those of you who had to set the pcd-50b reader to device 0 to make it work are finding this out. in many cases,if you also have a HD in the system,that hard drive was setup with hdtoolbox and its old default tool type settings(only scan to device 2 and no luns). HDtools has set that particular drive to say it was the last device on the chain-the reason for this is faster booting..When that happens if the HD is a scsi ID before the pcd-50b it will not scan past your hard drive.To fix this set hdtools tooltypes as above,and go in and load the HD partition,the resave it and it should fix this( it now says scan to device 6 and lun5). If you have the pocd as device 0 and the hd as say device 2,then this does not happen,because the pcd-50b is scanned before the HD.

I hope this makes sense and doesn't cause more confusion ;)

It took a bit of head scratching to figure out why the heck that was happening.

Mech
 

Offline curtis

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #62 on: November 10, 2011, 11:00:35 PM »
Just wanted to throw my 2 cents in.

I picked up the last A500 power supply from mechy and it arrived in nothing flat!

Now to do the surgery on the plug...

Thanks again mechy!

Curtis
Outside a dog, a book is a man\'s best friend. Inside a dog it\'s too dark to read! Groucho Marx

Curtis McCain

http://pages.suddenlink.net/curtismc/
 

Offline curtis

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #63 on: November 12, 2011, 08:58:03 PM »
Update on the surgery to change the plug over for my A500.

Folks, don't forget to slip the sleeve over the cord BEFORE you solder the leads to the plug!

What a rookie mistake.

I forgot this little bit of information and when I attempted to desolder the leads from the plug, little sucker overheated and the pins warped on me!

Fortunately, mechy has more in stock...

This time I'm ordering a spare just in case!!!

Curtis
Outside a dog, a book is a man\'s best friend. Inside a dog it\'s too dark to read! Groucho Marx

Curtis McCain

http://pages.suddenlink.net/curtismc/
 

Offline mechy

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2011, 02:27:01 AM »
:furious::furious::furious: Don't even has how many times i did that in the ~200 odd psu's i soldered .:furious::furious::furious:

good thing no one was around to hear me cussing.

btw, theres 1 more cd32 psu on the cart. i didn't realize i had it..

i have kept 10 unmodded ones back for me and for any warranty purposes.

sorry to hear you had trouble with the connector melting, theres a fine line there.. use a 25W iron or less and just barely tin your leads with solder, it will make it go better, if you have a flux pen add a bit to the din sockets.work fast but make sure u have a good connection, especially on the 5v one!

Mech
« Last Edit: November 13, 2011, 02:30:15 AM by mechy »
 

Offline bbond007

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2011, 03:54:42 AM »
Quote from: mechy;667632
:furious::furious::furious: Don't even has how many times i did that in the ~200 odd psu's i soldered .:furious::furious::furious:

good thing no one was around to hear me cussing.

btw, theres 1 more cd32 psu on the cart. i didn't realize i had it..

i have kept 10 unmodded ones back for me and for any warranty purposes.

sorry to hear you had trouble with the connector melting, theres a fine line there.. use a 25W iron or less and just barely tin your leads with solder, it will make it go better, if you have a flux pen add a bit to the din sockets.work fast but make sure u have a good connection, especially on the 5v one!

Mech



I figured I'd get it and see if it makes my flaky NTSC CD32 work correctly. If not it will become a backup for my 1200 :)

Thanks

_nate
 

Offline mechy

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #66 on: November 13, 2011, 04:12:56 AM »
I'll get it shipped out to you Monday morning nate

thanks,
 Mech
 

Offline curtis

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #67 on: November 13, 2011, 10:26:58 PM »
Brother, I hear ya talking!

I had my iron cranked up a little more than I had planned due to another project that required more blowtorch than soldering iron.

It's been adjusted down appropriately...

Curtis

Quote from: mechy;667632
:furious::furious::furious: Don't even has how many times i did that in the ~200 odd psu's i soldered .:furious::furious::furious:

good thing no one was around to hear me cussing.

btw, theres 1 more cd32 psu on the cart. i didn't realize i had it..

i have kept 10 unmodded ones back for me and for any warranty purposes.

sorry to hear you had trouble with the connector melting, theres a fine line there.. use a 25W iron or less and just barely tin your leads with solder, it will make it go better, if you have a flux pen add a bit to the din sockets.work fast but make sure u have a good connection, especially on the 5v one!

Mech
Outside a dog, a book is a man\'s best friend. Inside a dog it\'s too dark to read! Groucho Marx

Curtis McCain

http://pages.suddenlink.net/curtismc/
 

Offline ami_junki

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #68 on: March 28, 2012, 09:40:05 AM »
Bugger wish I had seen this earlier, I am on the look out for a small PSU that I can use in Japan for my A1200, I guess you are not selling them or making them anymore?

Offline XDelusion

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #69 on: March 28, 2012, 07:10:35 PM »
YES, more more more, we want more!!! :)
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline doble07

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2012, 11:28:14 PM »
I hope more of these are built some day.
 

Offline David Wright

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #71 on: October 27, 2017, 08:58:37 PM »
Still no more?
 

Offline goldfish

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #72 on: October 28, 2017, 08:12:28 PM »
Link to buy not working ???
 

Offline mechy

Re: Apower desktop PSU for A500/600/1200/cd32 are Back!
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2017, 02:44:14 AM »
Quote from: goldfish;832313
Link to buy not working ???

sorry, these have long been sold out never to be made again :(

i do have a few of the ApowerII cd-32 psu's left however. $69+sh.
Unfortunately Europe/UK shipping has gotten pretty expensive.
Mech