Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Can I use an A600 PSU with an A500?

    Well? Someone at work gave me his old A500 sans PSU, and I have a spare A600 PSU.

    Will it work? Or will it melt the A500 and then blow it up in a mass of fire and molten metal?

  2. #2
    Retro Addict Administrator
    My location

    Burger Time Champion, Sonic Champion Harrison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,597
    Blog Entries
    1
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    14
    Yes, it will work as long as you don't attach anything to the A500 like an external floppy drive that draws its power from the A500.

    You won't do any harm using an A600 PSU. The worst that can happen is the A500 won't boot.

    Te A600 PSUs are very weak compared to all other Amiga PSUs. The original A500 heavy PSU was around 60W and the strongest of all external Amiga PSUs. I forget what the rating of the A600 PSU is. It is normally written on it somewhere. Some A600 PSUs are so weak that adding a 2.5" internal HDD on an A600 can be enough to make the system crash.

    If you haven't played a classic game in years, it's never too late to start!


  3. #3
    Harmless Inactive Member
    Lasse74a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    1
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Are you sure about that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
    Yes, it will work as long as you don't attach anything to the A500 like an external floppy drive that draws its power from the A500.

    You won't do any harm using an A600 PSU. The worst that can happen is the A500 won't boot.

    Te A600 PSUs are very weak compared to all other Amiga PSUs. The original A500 heavy PSU was around 60W and the strongest of all external Amiga PSUs. I forget what the rating of the A600 PSU is. It is normally written on it somewhere. Some A600 PSUs are so weak that adding a 2.5" internal HDD on an A600 can be enough to make the system crash.
    When i look at my friends 1200, his psu only gives 23 watt while the 600 psu gives atlest 35,36 watts

    the ratings are for a 600 psu (correct me if im wrong)
    +5v = 4.5 A
    +12v = 1A
    -12v = 0.1A

Similar Threads

  1. A500 b&w picture
    By vitalik in forum Hardware
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22nd January 2009, 19:29
  2. A500 failing?
    By hotdiggity in forum Hardware
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 20th December 2008, 09:58
  3. Technology A500 Lamp
    By Buleste in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21st July 2008, 18:11
  4. 2 x A500 plus games.
    By Buleste in forum Ebay Picks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17th December 2007, 13:25

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright classicamiga.com