Hello, I am looking into the possibility of getting a power supply to use in north american outlets for an old external hard drive for an Atari ST. The original power supply is meant for UK outlets and I have a picture of the original UK power supply with specifications below. The output connector is a 5 pin 180 degree DIN connector. Would anyone know where I might find one?
The only item we have in stock that might be serviceable as-is would be the GP50A13D-R1B. It’s a bit under-rated on the 5v rail, but there’s a fair chance it could work. It is absolutely imperative however that you check the output connections to ensure they match the old unit–there’s a very good chance that you’d break things if they don’t.
Failing that, you’d probably be looking at getting something like the RT-65B, putting it in a box, and adding your own cabling/connectors.
Thank you very much for your help! If I were to try to build the RT-65B, would you be able to steer me towards the box and connections I’d need? @rick_1976
Boxes in the general vicinity of the size you’d need are here.
There are a few other alternatives as well:
- You could try to open the power supply and check out if there is a jumper option to select 115V operation (some PSUs have that to save cost).
- Use an ATX power supply (can find adapter instructions on web).
- Use autotransformer to convert 115V to 230V , like this one:
- The same type of PSU is used for Commodore Amiga. May find one from eBay etc.