Subject: Re: Netpliance Iopener booted with NetBSD...
To: NetBSD-Port i386 <email@example.com>
From: Tim Walls <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/16/2000 17:36:47
> On Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Robert Elz wrote:
>> Before those things get shipped around, perhaps someone ought check
>> how easily it is going to be to make them work on other than 110V 60Hz.
>> The web page (when I looked at it briefly, just to see what all the fuss
>> was about) seemed pretty explicit that 110V was what these ran on.
>> 230-110V transformers are ugly beasts to need to have floating around
>> if 110V is all that those devices can handle.
> I've just spoken to Dave Tyson -- we might be interested in one each
> (depending on price), provided that it would work on our electricity
> (240V, 50Hz). We are both in the process of wiring our respective
> houses for ethernet, and the Iopener looks like it would make a neat
> portable terminal.
> But if it's 110V only, that would be a show-stopper.
<AOL>Me too ;-)</AOL>. If any do make their way to England, I'd
be up for one too; would make a v.handy XTerm & generally cute toy :*).
I would guess that the power supply could probably be sorted relatively
easily. A very quick browse of Maplin (shadow of their former selves that
they are) gives an 18V wall-wart switch mode PSU with order code PL65V for
15 quid. There's probably a better match, but that ought to work I guess...