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Colecovision Power Adapter

Discussion in 'DragonBox Shop' started by EvilDragon, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Since almost 50% of all existing Colecovision Power Supplies have died and it's almost impossible getting new ones, here's a small project we worked on and which is now finished.

    Production is planned to happen early 2018, a working prototype does already exist :)

    Here's a small video:

     
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  2. TeDaDeS

    TeDaDeS Very Active Member

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    Good initiative. Looks like a good solution for every Colecovision owner.
     
  3. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    @ED MIght pick one up as a spare for my colecovision. Do you have a price in mind yet?
     
  4. Caine

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    Cool project. I do not own a Colecovision myself, but I love how dedicated you are to retrogaming :)
     
  5. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I am waiting for quotations, but hopefully not more than 25 Eur.

    I bought two Colecovisions and both had broken power supplies... That's how the idea came to mind.

    Sent from my XT1650-03 using Tapatalk
     
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    AnimatedFreak Very Active Member

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    Clever solution. I would want it for all my retro hardware. Would be way easier to plug them all into a USB hub instead of having all those old (and big) AC adapters running across the back of my monitor. But one step at a time I guess ;) awesome idea ED!
     
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  7. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, for most of the Retro Hardware, you can easily get a new power supply... but the Colecovision has -5V, +5V and +12V... try to find a supply for that :)

    That's why that was most important.
     
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  8. AnimatedFreak

    AnimatedFreak Very Active Member

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    Of course, that seems reasonable to me :) just saying that this idea could be very useful in all consoles.
     
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  9. rSl

    rSl The Pyrates of Pestulon are GO, again!

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    cool little thingy!
    time to get a coleco for xmas! :)
     
  10. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    The N64 also takes two lots of 2.7A at 3.3V and a measly 0.8A at 12V. Getting 5.4A at 3.7V from a 5V supply alone would take a hell of a lot of current, even with an extremely efficient conversion. You're going to need to stick to 110V+ mains based supplies for the foreseeable, or maybe these newer 20V 5A USB supplies can help.
     
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