This high-end 400 Watt Coleco ADAM Memory Console Power Supply has plenty of power to power just about anything that is released in the future for the ADAM computer. This Apollo 400 Watt Power Supply is designed to run 24 x 7 for several years on the Coleco ADAM computer system.
Computers last longer when turned on and ran 24 x 7 at a constant temperature. Which means this power supply when connected to a good quality UPS or surge protector has the potential to last over 10 years. This Apollo 400 Watt ADAM Computer Memory Console Power Supply is designed to operate anywhere in the world between 88-264 volts and between 47-63Hz (somewhere between 100-240 volts at 50/60Hz is common).
One just connects the style of power cord they need and flips the input voltage switch on the Apollo power supply to either 115 volts or 230 volts. There is also an on/off power switch on the power supply that makes it easy for ADAM owners to turn their computer system on and off. When the power supply is on and running there are two very low noise fans that run to keep the power supply cool (the fans are automatic variable speed based on the internal temperature of the power supply). There is one fan in the front and one fan on the rear of the power supply.
This Apollo 400 Watt Power Supply for the ADAM computer was designed to operate in room temperatures between 0 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees Celsius (between 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit). Located on the ADAM Memory Console Power Supply is a high quality official Coleco ADAM DB9 cord that plugs into the left side of the ADAM Memory Console (Coleco cord length is around 5.5 feet).
This Coleco cord provides both power to the ADAM Memory Console while at the same time providing a ADAMNET communication link. The reason for the limited run of 27 power supplies is because this official Coleco ADAM DB9 power cord is no longer in production. Another issue is that all or most ATX style power supplies no longer offer the -5 volts DC feature which makes it very difficult to find power supplies that are compatible with the Coleco ADAM wire harness.
This ADAM Memory Console Power Supply also allows one to connect their original Coleco ADAM Printer over an ADAMNET DB9 connection. Connected to the ADAM Power Supply is a high quality 100% foil shielded 28 gauge DB9 cable that is labeled "PRINTER". This DB9 printer cable has 9 Gold Plated pins (cord length around 2.5 feet).This Apollo Power Supply for the ADAM computer only powers the ADAM Memory Console and well not power the ADAM printer. Before using the ADAM printer one needs to turn the power on the printer and then pull the Memory Console reset so that ADAMNET sees the Coleco ADAM printer attached. One very nice feature of this ADAM Memory Console Power Supply is that it removes the bug where the ADAM printer carriage return advances one space when the computer Memory Console reset is pulled. Normally what would happen is that when the ADAM printer was powering the ADAM computer, the paper in the printer would advance one line each time the computer Memory Console was reset. This resulted in the paper being ejected from the ADAM printer after several Memory Console resets. This bug is fixed with the ADAM printer no longer advancing the paper in the printer one line when the ADAM Memory Console is reset.
In addition, the ADAM printer runs cooler since now the printer power supply only powers the actual printer and not the entire ADAM Memory Console. The power to the printer only needs to be turned on when one actually plans on printing. The Apollo 400 Watt Power Supply has received several safety certifications and/or approvals: FCC certified for Home and Office, cUL, UL, TUV, CB, and CE.
However, this Coleco ADAM Power Supply wire harness was only UL listed and UL tested on the original 1983 Coleco ADAM power supply and has not been UL listed and UL tested when connected to the Apollo 400 Watt. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Computer Components & Parts\Power Supplies". The seller is "qualityservice" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, China, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.