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by janbredenbeek
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Psion Software with Gold Card
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Psion Software with Gold Card

Hmm, first an EW, then an ALCHP.....? ;) For those things, the early programs from the QRAM suite are very useful to patch the Psion programs. Or use Qpac 2 "Execute" Sub-menu "Psion". Yes I remember starting the patched versions using EW GRQUILL, EW GRABACUS etc. ;) . This was ...
by janbredenbeek
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Psion Software with Gold Card
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Psion Software with Gold Card

Now that I have a working original GC attached to my QL I've just been playing around with my normal QL stuff. It doesn't seem to work with anything from the original Psion suite. Is that normal? I read that the Psion progs like to take all the available RAM. When I try to EW e.g. Quill, it goes ba...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 856

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

Yes, it's how to connect the original QL printer to a PC com port which is running a QXL card. There should be no BBQL involved. The BBQL connection voltages I listed were mainly just for reference, as I know the printer works on that, so the connections there are correct (and in case of confusion ...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 856

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

Just to be sure... are you trying to connect your PC running QXL to the QL Printer or to your BBQL? Yes, that's what I'm trying to do. My QL printer has a connector that fits the German SER1 and works perfectly on the German BBQL. So you're sending data from PC to SER2 on the BBQL, right? Are you u...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 856

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

No, sorry for misunderstanding. When I said QL printer plug pins I really meant the pins on the BBQL! Just to be sure... are you trying to connect your PC running QXL to the QL Printer or to your BBQL? And thankyou again for your immense patience with me and this whole thing! Do you have a Q68? It ...
by janbredenbeek
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 856

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

When you have OPENed a channel to the ser port, check pins 4 and 7 on the PC port. They should both measure about +12V to indicate the port is ready. Also, CTS should be +12V, else the PC will wait forever for the printer. If pin 7 (RTS) doesn't go to +12V but pin 4 (DTR) does, then use pin 4. (I d...
by janbredenbeek
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 856

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

I removed the +12v from the PC from PC pins 1 and 6 and now have: PC pin 1 (DCD) is connected to QL printer plug pin 9 PC pin 2 (RXD) is connected to QL printer plug pin 3 (RXD) PC pin 3 (TXD) is connected to QL printer plug pin 2 (TXD) PC pin 4 n/c PC pin 5 (GND) is connected to QL printer plug pi...
by janbredenbeek
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 856

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

Hi Chris, Much appreciated Jan. It's all Chinese to me but I think I have followed your instructions. I now have the following: PC pins 1 (DCD) and 6 (DSR) and QL Printer plug pin 9 are connected to the +12v from the other PC COM port (in my PC manual it states that only COM 2,3,4 are powered and at...
by janbredenbeek
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 856

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

Hello Jan, I had a look inside the plug of the QL printer and only pins 1 - 5 and pin 9 are connected. I checked the voltages on those pins and got the following: 1 - 0v (def ground) 2 - nothing much detected 3 - minus 11v 4 - nothing much detected 5 - minus 11v 9 - plus 12v So does that mean that ...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Run benchmarks and share your results
Replies: 17
Views: 3410

Re: Run benchmarks and share your results

BBQL with Minerva and (non-super) Gold Card: 5.640
Q68: 24.125 (SMSQ/E)
Raspberry Pi 3B+ with uqlx and Minerva: about 103
QPC2 on an i7-4790 PC: about 1500.

Jan