5 1/4" power supplies for Europe

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robbo007
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5 1/4" power supplies for Europe

Post by robbo007 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:08 pm

Hey guys.
Was going to purchase a board and noticed they don't sell the power supplies anymore for the 5 1/4" drives from the online store. I really don't want to have my old PC on my table only to power the drive.

Any ideas where I can buy one? I need it to be compatible with the European plugs.

Thanks,
Rob

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Re: 5 1/4" power supplies for Europe

Post by mr.vince » Thu May 24, 2012 9:27 am

Sure, just go to an online market place, e.g. eBay. These are hard to source for us, and we also were looking for a certain quality. We do have alternatives, but these need soldering, which is problematic when you re-sell those, as working on something that connects to mains requires you to get approval from the authorities.

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Re: 5 1/4" power supplies for Europe

Post by Mayhem » Thu May 24, 2012 3:20 pm

Do you know what the power requirements for the 5.25" drives are? I have a modified supply here that came with an external DVD drive, altered to end in the four hole plug that fits it (and other PC drives), but I don't know if it supplies too much ampage. If it's good, I can ask the guy who loaned it to me if I can keep it a while longer. Think the transformer on it says it delivers 1.5A at 5V and 12V.
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5 1/4" power supplies for Europe

Post by mr.vince » Thu May 24, 2012 3:57 pm

Amps are fine, not enough ampere could be an issue. Too much voltage is for sure an issue. :)

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5 1/4" power supplies for Europe

Post by malers » Sun May 27, 2012 1:42 pm

Hello,

this one works fine:

http://www.amazon.de/Phobya-Externes-Ne ... 403&sr=8-3

/Michael

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Post by Mayhem » Sun May 27, 2012 4:12 pm

Reading the description, it says 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz 1.5A, which is the specs of the transformer I have. So it sounds like it should work. I will see about trying it, once I've got myself a floppy cable.
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