[Coco] Any problem with connecting 2 floppies to one power supply?
bcalkins at disaster-relief.net
Sun Feb 1 19:22:41 EST 2004
For Tandy-Radio Shack vertical cases, yes you can add a power splitter or Y.
For FD-501 & 502 cases you need a fan to cool the voltage regulators, The
second connector is already there. (the FD-500 is reported to be able to
handle the second without adding a fan.) Other makes of floppy drive cases
leave the question of power supply capacity. I have added a second power
cable to several vertical cases with no problems whatsoever. Just be sure
you match the correct wire to the appropriate voltage trace on the power
> Hello all,
> I have a singel floppy drive system for my coco I bought back in the 80s.
> have a second 5 1/4" drive to add to it and it fits inside the case, and I
> have a cable which allows two floppies. The power supply is the problem -
> it only has one connector. Is it possible to add a splitter which would
> power both drives? Does the coco ever access both at the same time, and
> not, can anyone see any problems with connecting 2 floppies to the single
> power supply?
> John Guin
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