Mains adapter attached?

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cha05e90
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Mains adapter attached?

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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... :-)
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Re: Mains adapter attached?

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No, and that is why one of the first things I did after buying Z88 (in late 1980's) was to add a red LED in the mains adaptor. Too often I would be happily sitting there busily using Z88 thinking the mains was on, but I had forgotten to switch the damn thing on at the wall!

Postscript: Meaning the batteries ran flat :evil:
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Re: Mains adapter attached?

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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... :-)
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