The conversation on this page has been archived and is no longer active.

Stylewriter power adapter

Message #1 - Posted 2011/03/30 - Michael L Kankiewicz

I am trying to resurrect an original StyleWriter for use with an SE/30. Do I need the original power adapter, or will any of the later StyleWriter power blocks work? Thanks much.

Message #2 - Posted 2011/03/30 - Erik Richard Sørensen

Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

I am trying to resurrect an original StyleWriter for use with an SE/30. Do I need the original power adapter, or will any of the later StyleWriter power blocks work? Thanks much.

If I recall right, the PSU for the original StyleWriter (StyleWriter I) and the later and better StyleWriter II are the same voltage and watt use.

Just note that you select the right voltage settings. They /are not/ automatically switched on these two models, so you either must set it to '100v-130v/60hz' or '200v-240v/50hz'. - OR - if a European PSU - be rather careful to switch to the correct individual voltage setting 100v/60hz, 115v/50hz, 130v/60hz, 200v/50hz, 220v/50hz or 240v/50-60hz. - You can turn the switch to the correct setting by using a coin. This is for both the SW I and SW II sold in Europe.

Else you can find all the specs at www.macfixit.com - including the individually pin-settings in the DIN connector or the later models with the single-pin connector.

If you have the original PSU - but it's defective, - you can read the informaton on the label - or even better - take the orig. PSU with you and go to the nearest low-price electronics store and buy a similar PSU - asuring that the cord to the printer is the same type and then exchange the plug with the correct one for your SW model. NOTE: Voltage and mAh and pin settings _MUST_ be the same as the original.

Cheers, Erik Richard

-- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Erik Richard Sørensen, Member of ADC, <mac-manNOSP@Mstofanet.dk> NisusWriter - The Future In Multilingual Text Processing - www.nisus.com OpenOffice.org - The Modern Productivity Solution - www.openoffice.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Message #3 - Posted 2011/03/30 - Salmon Egg

Previously, Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

I am trying to resurrect an original StyleWriter for use with an SE/30. Do I need the original power adapter, or will any of the later StyleWriter power blocks work? Thanks much.

Wow! That brings back forgotten memories without nostalgia. I do not know if it was the practice then, but almost all new equipment these days will have power and voltage requirements molded into the plastic near the power jack. Sometimes it is a bit hard to see because of low contrast. If that is case, any power supply, including those with changeable settings with a plug will work. Don't forget to set the polarity correctly.

Bill

An old man would be better off never having been born.

Message #4 - Posted 2011/03/31 - Doc O'Leary

Previously, Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

I am trying to resurrect an original StyleWriter for use with an SE/30. Do I need the original power adapter, or will any of the later StyleWriter power blocks work? Thanks much.

I actually have that old adapter lying around. It outputs 9.5V @ 1.5A, so anything you have that does the same *should* be OK.

iPhone apps that matter: http://appstore.subsume.com/ My personal UDP list: 127.0.0.1, localhost, googlegroups.com, astraweb.com, and probably your server, too.

Message #5 - Posted 2011/04/01 - Michael L Kankiewicz

Thanks everyone.

MK

Need Help? Have a Question?

Looking for more help, comments, and answers?

Ask your questions on Ask Different. Ask Different is a community of Apple users ready to help.