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Atari 800XL power supply

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:55 am
by palmheads
Hi all

Am looking for an Atari 800XL power supply. I purchased 2 Atari 800XLs on trademe (1 working, 1 not). Gonna try & get 1 working model out of them.

There are a couple of international sites that sell them, but because they are so heavy - international shipping makes it wayyyyy to expensive to ship.

So if anyone has a spare power supply hanging around, let me know.

Am in Christchurch btw.


Re: Atari 800XL power supply

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:47 pm
by TheM
You don't want to use an old Atari power supply -- not worth the risk when it's so easy to replace with a modern one.

Just get any new 5 V DC 1.5 A (or better) power supply and replace connector with DIN 7.

Atari PSU specs: ... ts_44.html

7 pin DIN connectors (pack of 6, free shipping): ... 17753.html

Re: Atari 800XL power supply

PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:43 am
by palmheads
Thats a good idea - had not thought of that!

Will order the plugs & check out an appropriate power supply


Re: Atari 800XL power supply

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:26 pm
by tezza
Yes, I'd also urge caution on old Atari PSUs. Some might be ok, but I've had experience with a faulty one which blew a few RAM chips.