Power throught cartridgeport.

Por hamlet

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29-10-2018, 21:27

I read in facebook'S MSX Fanland community about a project which Chris Mills is trying to power up a MSX via the cartridgeports. This would be a great help for all people missing their PSUs. Butwhat do you think, are the leads strong enough for such a power flow?

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Por gdx

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30-10-2018, 01:33

Some people do that but it's not a good idea because the tracks of the cartridge slot are not designed to raise the MSX's total intensity.
http://fukuno.jig.jp/506

There is even one who sells an adapter. It can be useful just to repair an MSX, that's all but I would not recommend it for general use.
https://www.kadenken.com/shopdetail/000000000530/

Por Wierzbowsky

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30-10-2018, 02:39

What's the point of powering the MSX from the slot? There are many other ways to do this, for example using an ATX power supply or a custom power supply like these ones:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/high-quality-Triple-Output-S...
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100W-mini-power-supply-3-out...

From my own experience I noticed that the wires for 5V DC and GND must be really thick to power the entire machine, including the disk drive. Thin wires won't be able to pump through a couple amps that the machine needs.

Por hamlet

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30-10-2018, 07:50

Ok, thank you guys. My intention was to have a device for testing MSX without having a PSU, not to power them for a lifetime and of course not for use them disk drives.