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by cha05e90
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:29 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: Z88 Wiki and User Guide
Replies: 8
Views: 34202

Re: Z88 Wiki and User Guide

Ah, thanks for the hint, I'll look into that...
by cha05e90
Thu Oct 13, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: Z88 Wiki and User Guide
Replies: 8
Views: 34202

Re: Z88 Wiki and User Guide

Oh, due to the fact that I got my first Sinclair QL I would like to see how I can interact with my Z88, i.e. is there any special software for the QL and the like...
by cha05e90
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Z88
Topic: Unstable when attaching mains
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Re: Unstable when attaching mains

1024MAK wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:13 am Are you connecting while it’s on or when it’s asleep?

Mark
I tried both variants and (just a "feeling") connecting while asleep seems to trigger the problems a littlebit more often...
by cha05e90
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: Unstable when attaching mains
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Unstable when attaching mains

Hello! I thought it might be a good idea to attach a mains adapter to my Z88 while exchanging data with my WIN box via Eazylink2 (I suppose the serial connection needs some energy... :-)). While attaching the mains adapter (the "newer" original Cambridge Computer plug-in power supply) the Z88 went i...
by cha05e90
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: Z88 Source Book
Replies: 2
Views: 6867

Z88 Source Book

While exploring my new toy I came (of course) across many hints, tips and (old) printed documentation for the Z88 eco system. Just because I'm old and like to read stuff actually printed on paper I made some quick PDF'ing of Timothy Swenson's "Z88 Source Book" (+ Addendum #1). Of course you don't ne...
by cha05e90
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Z88
Topic: NiMH Batteries@Z88
Replies: 4
Views: 2396

Re: NiMH Batteries@Z88

Thanks for the info.

I did not knew that the NiMH batteries show the same rapid voltage drop than the older NiCd type. So I'll stick with standard alkalines then...
by cha05e90
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Z88
Topic: Mains adapter attached?
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Re: Mains adapter attached?

Ah, ok, nice idea to add a LED to the adapter line...

I use a 3rd party mains adapter (without switch), so I can only hope that it really feeds the Z88 when connected... :-)
by cha05e90
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: NiMH Batteries@Z88
Replies: 4
Views: 2396

NiMH Batteries@Z88

I was searching for some newer information regarding the use of re-chargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries (instead of the usual alkaline batteries). I could not find anything relevant except comments about the not-so-modern NiCd type of batteries (which don't seem to be recommended...). Has someo...
by cha05e90
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: Mains adapter attached?
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Mains adapter attached?

I got an external mains adapter recently and just wanted to test whether it works or not. Is there inside the Z88's operating system (here: 4.7.1) a place where the attachment of a mains adapter is visible?

Maybe I'm too used to the "battery/mains" icons on modern mobile devices... :-)
by cha05e90
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: Z88 Wiki and User Guide
Replies: 8
Views: 34202

Re: Z88 Wiki and User Guide

Any news on another issue of the user magazine? I read the one fomr 2021 and found it very clear and informative!