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exxos wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:25 pm I can't make it any brighter . my monitor saturated with anything more. The brightened voltages are right on the limits already.
I'll play around with the OSSC a bit and see how much better I can get. Just wanted to check in with you before I jumped in. :D
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derkom wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:31 pm I'll play around with the OSSC a bit and see how much better I can get. Just wanted to check in with you before I jumped in. :D
I dont know what the OSSC does, possible that is to bright ?

I don't know which ones of the VGA adapters you got, the very early ones were to dark, but the production run in my store now used a different chip than the original ones.

Looking at the image its version V4A must have been the release version.

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exxos wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:03 am I don't know which ones of the VGA adapters you got, the very early ones were to dark, but the production run in my store now used a different chip than the original ones.

Looking at the image its version V4A must have been the release version.

https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/atari/stor ... GA_BIG.jpg
Chip is a TS5V330. No big deal though. I was able to get acceptable results by adjusting the monitor (nothing the OSSC can do to help). It does require setting the brightness and contrast higher than typical, but for a dedicated display, this isn't a problem. This just all came as a surprise since I've never used anything other than a straight through cable before.

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Built this in 2014 :shock: :shock: Never used the thing. Was going to run my server on it, but after working out electric costs over the year vs a hosted server I changed my mind :lol: IIRC it was really low power like 20watts as well, but over the year it adds up.

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I've been looking at getting another PCB oven for the past week, and even a larger one. Though prices on aliexpress seemed to have rocketed up in price, like £200 price bump :shock: I saw this one and just brought it.

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This one is large enough to fit a H4 into it. As I need to make 75 PSU's up, and the PCBs are pretty large, I can only do 2 maximum in my current oven at a time. At about 10mins a cycle even loading it constantly will take all day. But things dont happen that quick in real life, with all the distractions I get each day it would probably end up taking 1-2 weeks. Plus the pasted PCBs really needs to go in the oven right away.

So another big outlay. But I hope this will help speed up things as I just don't have time to keep messing about. I hope it will speed up the STE SIMMs as well as I can only fit 8 in the oven at a time. Will also see if I can kit out another STE with a booster to aid in speeding up testing of them as well.
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Do you normally have 13A sockets in the UK or is it 10A?
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DoG wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:19 pm Do you normally have 13A sockets in the UK or is it 10A?
13A. Though the heater isn't on 100% of the time. Not sure what cable rating I used in my workshop for the sockets though :) I guess if it starts smoking I should probably change it :)
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Thats an interesting question @DoG years ago all our extension leads etc were 13A in the UK but I have notice all newer ones are 10A, you have to go hunting for any 13A leads these days.
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Icky wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:34 pm Thats an interesting question @DoG years ago all our extension leads etc were 13A in the UK but I have notice all newer ones are 10A, you have to go hunting for any 13A leads these days.
I've noticed that to @Icky will probably just have to use a adapter and plug the oven direct into the wall. My workshop sockets I put in I only assumed light loads.. Heavy loads went in another socket, but my UPSU is in that socket now powering my bedroom :)
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derkom wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:31 pm
exxos wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:25 pm I can't make it any brighter . my monitor saturated with anything more. The brightened voltages are right on the limits already.
I'll play around with the OSSC a bit and see how much better I can get. Just wanted to check in with you before I jumped in. :D
@derkom , I've had an OSSC for over a year and have it dedicated to my MSTE. I've tried the Best video cable with it, the ube, and Exxos's latest 8 pound adaptor with the jumper to set the resolution. The Exxos 8 pound adaptor gives the best presentation hands down. The Best cable it the worst by far, the ube gets confused what resolution its in and has a darker presentation while the Exxos's 8 pounder gives a great presentation, that is in the color resolutions. High resolution is a pain in the arse getting the OSSC to provide a centered screen with a good presentation. Milage may vary but it is nice to use a HDMI monitor.
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