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by Dave
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

The next hardware announcement will be tomorrow at around 3-4pm my local time, which is around 9-10pm UK local time. It's a bigger thing than last week's small collection, but I think you'll like it. Especially you Q68 owners :) Yeah, we had an ice storm here in Texas. It got down to -8C last night....
by Dave
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: QL PSUs, Cases, Manuals and Boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: QL PSUs, Cases, Manuals and Boxes

The green unbranded backplane is an original QPlane.
by Dave
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

*grins*

Y'all need to wait until February 14th before making your shopping lists! I have the next announcement on Wednesday 17th :)
by Dave
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

Put me down for a Minerva and Buck regulator! When and if you do get more mini planes made I had been toying with the idea... Tim Tim, next time I put in a PCB order, I will order some more Miniplane PCBs. Meanwhile, I can supply your needs. I was going to keep one back for myself. If I'm ordering ...
by Dave
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

It can, yes, but the microdrives draw relatively little current. If you’re that attached to your microdrives, just wait a little while. I have something interesting in that domain that might change everything :idea: If you mail me a working microdrives unit, you’ll get a surprise in the mail worth f...
by Dave
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

You take off the top cover, undo the screw in the middle of the heatsink, pull off the heatsink and 7805, plug in the buck regulator, and seal up your QL.

Done!
by Dave
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

No, that’s tetroid’s version. Mine is smaller and configurable/adjustable.
by Dave
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: a DIY home build project...
Replies: 37
Views: 1560

Re: a DIY home build project...

I'll email you about this.
by Dave
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

You know that big black heatsink behind the microdrives? The little hot component on there is the 7805, a 5 volt regulator. It's grossly inefficient, and all that wasted energy is turned into heat. A buck regulator is for practical purposes a switched, high efficiency transformer. They are much more...
by Dave
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

Ok. All the Miniplanes have been reserved. If Paul has sold all his, should I get some more PCBs made? I could just add them to another order for something else and the cost would be quite low.

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