Panasonic FSAA51 Power Adapter

By ColorComputerStore

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06-11-2017, 22:20

I read over a past post here on replacing the Panasonic FSAA51 power supply. Some Sony's also used the funky 3 pin plug. I'm wondering if since that post if others have come up with a good solution? I have 3 machines that need this plug. I bought one adapter for a hefty $50 from Yahoo Auction. Haven't received it yet. Once I do, I suppose I could have someone 3D print the tips. And then build an external power supply.

I saw one Japanese blog that the hacker used parts from a USB cigarette lighter adapter to build an internal solution that then ran off a standard DC plug.

Yesterday, I was thinking that the 3 pin plug looks alot like the a TOSLink cable. (Shape wise.)

Anyhow... looking forward to some advice (outside of never again buying machines with that silly plug).

Cheers

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By Pentarou

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06-11-2017, 23:03

That kind of plug looks like the one used in old Zyxel modems

And in the Neogeo CD

Pardon the ignorance, but instead of trying to find a compatible plug, wouldn't be easier to replace the socket?

By gdx

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07-11-2017, 00:11

The cheaper is probably to buy the Power supply HP SDD018-1000.

You can find it on eBay

Moreover a french user sells PCB to make these power supplies here and here.

By Alexey

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07-11-2017, 00:25

Thanks, GDX. That's a good find! All you need is an old laptop power supply (but with 4 screws!!), a 10 euro kit from the French guy and 2 trafos. Those are expensive btw. In the end you will have a proper 220v power supply for your FS-A1. Probably for the same price as the original 110v one...

By ColorComputerStore

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07-11-2017, 16:55

I should have mentioned I'm in the states and so would need 110V.

By hamlet

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07-11-2017, 20:54

Alexey wrote:

"but with 4 screws!!"

Good one!

By gdx

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07-11-2017, 23:50

Power supply HP SDD018-1000 is less expensive in U.S. (I do not know if the reference is the same by cons.)

You can maybe find equivalent transformers in 110V or 115V.
I find that on ebay but you will need to find a case and make a small PCB yourself..
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vigortronix-VTX-126-020-409-Chassis...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/PCB-230V-Mains-Dual-115V-Input-Tran...

Alexey wrote:

Probably for the same price as the original 110v one...

The original is 100V.

By ColorComputerStore

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09-11-2017, 14:49

Are there any PCB schematics online to create the power supply? I can have the PCB made and solder the parts. But need the schematic. Thanks!

By gdx

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10-11-2017, 00:20

Original diagram can be found here.

Arranged version with two transformers:

It is necessary to space the two transformers as much as possible.

By Alexey

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11-11-2017, 20:56

I wonder if I could still buy those PCBs and components (except trafos). Or obtain Gerber files if the boards are sold out. I want to make myself a proper 220v FS-A1 PSU, so I already ordered the trafos.

By Alexey

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06-12-2017, 12:17

Got the trafos from China. Very good build quality and heavy as hell. Paid 20 euros for both of them. Now buying the kit and the PSU from HP...

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