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X/Profile voltage regulator
« on: August 15, 2023, 04:18:53 pm »

While the popular X/Profile is still in production and will continue to be available,
the optional X/Profile voltage regulator option will be EOL'd once the remaining stock is sold out:

http://vintagemicros.com/catalog/voltage-regulator-xprofile-p-322.html?osCsid=2uuiljtg672aq1ancmnen78tr3

So if you have interest in installing a X/Profile in a real profile case and plan to use the original power supply, the voltage regulator option is highly recommend and you may wish to grab one of these while you can.
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Re: X/Profile voltage regulator
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2023, 10:04:41 am »

I recently picked up a couple of these because, eventually, all of our ProFile drives will fail (like my Widgets have). It's only a matter of when.

When that fateful day arrives, I will switch to the X/ProFile + Voltage Regulator inside the original ProFile case so the machines can keep running.
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Re: X/Profile voltage regulator
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2023, 09:07:20 am »

I hate to be a "reply guy", but it might be more worthwhile to look at fitting a small MeanWell supply into the original enclosure vs. add-ons to keep using the ancient Aztec supply. Something like the RD-35A can be had for <$30.

-J

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Re: X/Profile voltage regulator
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2023, 03:50:19 pm »

Another option as well for the future reader finding this thread well after the voltage regulator is gone: if you're only using Compact Flash cards, you may only need +5V. (I don't know if X/ProFile uses +12V, but IDEfile does not.)

In which case you may be able to make your own device using a single DC->DC switching converter all-in-one component available on places like Digi-Key etc. These will not require the cooling fan and heat sinks found on this board. YMMV (has worked for me and my IDEfile+Compact Flash setup for a long time), and you may not want a ProFile that mysteriously makes no noise at al!
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Re: X/Profile voltage regulator
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2023, 03:39:05 pm »

if you're only using Compact Flash cards, you may only need +5V.

The X/ProFile itself needs 5V at about 150 mA, so for CF cards and some other storage devices, only 5V is needed.
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Re: X/Profile voltage regulator
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2023, 07:36:37 pm »

I hate to be a "reply guy", but it might be more worthwhile to look at fitting a small MeanWell supply....
Using a generic PS may be cheaper, but it may be less worthwhile to folks who are looking for a plug and play solution that is fully engineered and comes with all the mounting hardware, cables, and a excellent manual with detailed installation instructions.   For the many users who do not want go anywhere near the mains voltage wiring, the X/Profile voltage regulator is a worthwhile solution.   
Rick
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Re: X/Profile voltage regulator
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2023, 12:16:11 am »

The  X/Profile voltage regulator's are all gone. I was lucky enough to get the last one. Thanks John
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