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Old 23 May 2019, 19:47   #241
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excellent tune !!.....still looking for cards to plug in...lol dont think it will be a Graphics card though as there more than 2mb.
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Old 27 May 2019, 22:50   #242
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Just a cheeky question - where did you source the card edge connectors for this?? Tried on mouser and turning up blank for 86 pin ones :/
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Old 28 May 2019, 10:50   #243
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Digi-Key. I think Mouser have them too, but in any case they're a special order item from Sullins that Digi-Key only order in when requested. They don't show up in general searches because they don't stock them - you need to search exactly for the part number you want, and then you can place an order (which takes weeks to arrive and has a minimum quantity of 10). In my case, the part number is ECC43DCWN-S288, but that might be different from your requirements. Basically, you can get almost any connector in this way - check out the datasheets from the various manufacturers' websites (AMP/TE, Sullins are both good for edge connectors), construct the exact part number from the tables and put that in the search box.

Previously I had been using straight pin 86-pin connectors and bending each pin individually to suit, but these connectors with their pre-formed pins are well worth the extra hassle and expense of ordering them.

In other news, the latest batch of these boards is assembled and ready to go, so if you've requested a board, I'll PM you in the next day or so with payment details.
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Old 05 June 2019, 07:28   #244
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Arrived. Packed in a surprisingly neat manner, soldering looks great. Now I just need a zorro card to play with.

Amiga 500+ looking really silly now with this + another left slot connector to its left, where I have a logic analyzer and a mini-breadboard with nmi switch in it.

It would be nice to have some sort of list of known good/bad cards tested on this or similar A500 zorro-II adapters.
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Old 05 June 2019, 11:31   #245
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Thanks Sounds like a fun setup though! Yep, a comprehensive list of cards would be nice, but personally I only have access to a limited number, so I rely on reports from other users with this or other similar adaptors. I'll put together a list at some point and stick it on my website...
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Old 05 July 2019, 23:51   #246
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Any updates on the "list" of ppl wanting a adapter ?
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Old 07 July 2019, 21:18   #247
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Guess not
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Old 08 July 2019, 10:04   #248
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excellent tune !!.....still looking for cards to plug in...lol dont think it will be a Graphics card though as there more than 2mb.
I have a graphics card on mine. Works very nicely with the Aca500+ (the one in that video, iirc!) and an aca1233n.

https://amigadventures.tumblr.com/po...-the-amiga-500
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Any updates on the "list" of ppl wanting a adapter ?
Hi Mark - I thought I had sorted out everyone on my list, but must have missed you entirely (and missed this post a couple of days ago). So sorry about that! I have a board for you ready to go if you're still interested?
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Old 10 July 2019, 13:39   #250
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Hi Mark - I thought I had sorted out everyone on my list, but must have missed you entirely (and missed this post a couple of days ago). So sorry about that! I have a board for you ready to go if you're still interested?
Yes mate pm me details plz
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Hi Daedalus
do you have still the boards

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Hi Hans,
I'm afraid I don't have any at the moment. I can PM you when I have some more if you'd like?
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Hi Daedalus

yes please, that will awesome
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Old 29 September 2019, 11:37   #254
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So assuming an 020 or better accelerator is attached to the ACA500Plus, what RTG boards are confirmed to work?
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@trixster I've got the "Matze" Graphics card working, with both an ACA1221 and ACA1233n and the latest P96.

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I have a graphics card on mine. Works very nicely with the Aca500+ (the one in that video, iirc!) and an aca1233n.

https://amigadventures.tumblr.com/po...-the-amiga-500
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do you have still the boards

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For space reasons I might need to sell my Z-500 (and get one of these new "checkmate" case), PM me if interested.
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Sadly my ACA500Plus doesn’t seem to work with my Z-500 at all
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Old 07 October 2019, 14:22   #257
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Have you checked your PSU? I've found that the longer traces can cause problems if the PSU isn't quite on 5V.
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Not yet, and the 500 only has a light 2.5amp psu. I have a better one on my 1200 (4A) which I’ll give a try.
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Yep, and it might not even be the PSU capacity that causes the problem, but the progressive voltage drop across all the connections. Especially the motherboard power connector and expansion connector will each cause a slight drop, as both can be quite tarnished at this age. I needed to add power at the auxiliary power connector to get it running reliably with A1200 accelerators installed on the ACA, but that's a little tricky when using original PSUs. Well worth trying the other PSU first though, the beefier PSU might well make be the difference if the 2.5A one is a little tired and worn (as it likely is).

I still haven't forgotten about assembling some more boards - just need to find some time...
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Old 12 November 2019, 14:04   #260
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I'd like to buy one of these Zorro boards if available!!

You have a buyer here if you make some more..;-)

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