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« on: October 15, 2005, 02:52PM »
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Hi Mike, 

I followed you advice and hot footed it down to my local Maplins today (fortunately not far away). I bought one of these devices and it works a real treat!!  ... so thanks indeed for this great tip.

You're right it is a bargain and the sales assistant expressed surprise I didn't want to buy a load more of them! 

Thanks again!

Best wishes

Chris
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Re:UK Adapter for Fidelity?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2005, 12:45PM »
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btw have you used this device from Maplin for your old Fidelity computers?


Hi Chris

Yes. All the time. As they are on special offer at the moment I have just bought another one. The 45W one is adequate for most Fidelitys, and is neater, but the Fidelity power supplies do tend to run hot and one started to melt the 45W adaptor. So 100W is the safer option.

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2005, 08:50AM »
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Hi Ismenio / Mike 

Thanks very much for your responses - I was beginning to think I had asked a really stupid question...instead it seems I was unclear (possibly as well as being stupid!  )

I have acquired CC3 and CC7 (though not yet arrived), both have their original power supply. So in this case I guess it is a question of making sure I can plug them into 240v. So I guess your very helpful link Mike will do the business  (btw have you used this device from Maplin for your old Fidelity computers?) I've checked the faq and it suggests 100w maximum limit (this sounds like enough, if I knew what it meant ...watts/volts/amps etc to my shame is a foreign language to me  )

I bought my SCC8 domestically but with no PSU, so I wasn't sure if I needed anything special to get this working without the need for batteries. hence my reference to Novag, because I know it needs a particular adapter.

Many thanks again guys!

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Chris
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2005, 12:58AM »
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Quote from: Chris on October  7, 2005, 12:42PM   

Hi All, 

Non UK readers please bear with me.....

I would be very grateful for some advice from UK based members about what adapter I should be using to get several Fidelity computers working (CC3, CC7, SCC8).

I am not technically minded and have had the previous terrible experience of 'frying' my beloved woodie Atari 2600 by using the wrong adapter        I know my Novag D2 needs a specific adapter but does this also apply to Fidelity?

Many thanks and best wishes

Chris

Hi Chris

When I first read your post I wasn't sure whether you were talking about the Fidelity power supply or the adaptor you need to use American equipment generally. I haven't tried a universal adaptor with old Fidelitys as I have always had a suitable Fidelity power supply and most of them are USA alternating current machines.

240 volt to 120 volt converters which take the two prong USA plugs can be found at Maplin Electronics. I haven't noticed them elsewhere. Three types are available. The one which sits on the floor by the power outlet seems less affected by the heat generated by old Fidelity power supplies and more reliable.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=31899&doy=12m10

This is a good time to buy one. They are 9.99 on the website. They were 20 + when I bought one. 

All the best
Mike
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2005, 07:28PM »
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Chris, since you didn't get a reply yet I'll try something. I usually check Radio Shack for stuff like this. I have a couple of computers from UK and needed special plugs and adapters. They have some travel kits that can be handy so maybe you check with them. Not sure if they're in UK or if you have an equivalent of them on your side of the pond!

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« Reply #5 on: October 7, 2005, 12:42PM »
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Hi All, 

Non UK readers please bear with me.....

I would be very grateful for some advice from UK based members about what adapter I should be using to get several Fidelity computers working (CC3, CC7, SCC8).

I am not technically minded and have had the previous terrible experience of 'frying' my beloved woodie Atari 2600 by using the wrong adapter        I know my Novag D2 needs a specific adapter but does this also apply to Fidelity?

Many thanks and best wishes

Chris
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