joska wrote:A PicoPSU and an external brick leaves a lot more room for internal add-ons and also moves the heat source to the outside of the cabinet. But this needs modifications to the PSU (or a custom cable) and also some bracketry, so not as simple as installing one of the above.
Bama wrote:Are there modern part numbers for the connector plugs for the different STFM, STE, Mega and Falcon030 motherboard power pins?
Bama wrote:Any long term problems from using a PicoPSU?
Bama wrote:Another question, if I replace the PSU’s, then will all of this new clean power harm the still original motherboard capacitors?
joska wrote:Bama wrote:Another question, if I replace the PSU’s, then will all of this new clean power harm the still original motherboard capacitors?
No. But if your ST hasn't been used for many years you should inspect it thoroughly before you power it up. Although I have never seen it myself in an Atari, old electrolytic caps can leak (and damage the PCB) or simply short out.
dhedberg wrote:Some talk about the exxos PSU vs Centuriontech PSU here: https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewt ... =60#p11093
Seems like the Centuriontech PSU is not quite up to the task of powering a CT2 (powered by the 12V rail).
dhedberg wrote:Personally I installed PicoPSUs in my Falcon030 and C-Lab MK2 a couple of years ago to get rid of the primary heat source in those machine, the internal PSU.
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