Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

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Re: Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

Postby vanpeebles » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:49 pm

Dave wrote:On some mechanisms from that era,


I like the way that sounds as if you're addressing an old steam engine or something :lol:


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Re: Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

Postby olliraa » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:06 pm

Ok, that's what I was afraid of. It means I have to get two separate psus for the drives. I really don't think a standard atx psu is an elegant option, sorry.


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Re: Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

Postby dex » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:36 pm

Just try.
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It will run - or not.
Drive cannot be destroed by the non-presence of 12 V.
In case it needs the 12 V supply, it will just not run.
Depends on how old the drive is.


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Re: Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

Postby Mr_Navigator » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:10 pm

It will run - or not.
Drive cannot be destroed by the non-presence of 12 V.
In case it needs the 12 V supply, it will just not run.
Depends on how old the drive is.



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Re: Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

Postby olliraa » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:34 am

Ok, thanks guys for the encouragement :) I'll get me a 5v psu and do a somple test with the drive(s). I'll report back here asap!


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Re: Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

Postby Dave » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:27 pm

Also, your one existing supply can comfortably run both drives. You could just get an 8-pin mini-DIN splitter cable. (or whatever mini-DIN it is...)


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Re: Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

Postby olliraa » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:32 am

Haven't really tested anything yet, but stumbled across this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... ink:top:en

Seems to be pretty handy for a retro enthusiast like me :D And is definitely not expensive...


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Re: Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

Postby RWAP » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:58 pm

Yes, although you will still need a lead to convert a 5.25" power connector to a floppy disk power connector..


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Re: Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

Postby olliraa » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:49 pm

Yes, although you will still need a lead to convert a 5.25" power connector to a floppy disk power connector..

Yes, I was planning on a diy molex-to-DIN8 -adapter :)


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Re: Anyone with a psu for Microperipherals Floppy Interface?

Postby olliraa » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:14 pm

Ok... Here's the deal: I just looked at the manual of the Microperipherals interface/drives. It's actually the 6-pin din that is meant for the psu and the 5-pin din for the second drive (I had the impression that it was the opther way around). More importantly the 6-pin connector for the psu is for AC power... The electronics inside then feed the second drive 5/12 volt DC.

How on earth am I going to know what this beast needs to be operated?



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