Sunday 17 August 2014

Plus/4 adapters for the Ray Carlsen power supply

Notice the keyway built into the square plug
Hand built from brass
I knew that Ray Carlsen had C128 adapters for his new C= power supplies, but for the Plus/4 he wanted users to cut off the power lead off of old Plus/4 power supplies and send the lead to him so that he could attach it to his new unit.  There just was no source for the Plus/4 square plug.  Well, now Ray can supply you a Plus/4 adapter with a new square plug.  He builds his Plus/4 adapters one at a time, fashioning the square metal plug out of a sheet of brass, molding the insert for the 4 pins, and building a keyway into the plug.  That is a lot of labor, a lot of hammering metal!  It takes him 30 to 40 minutes to construct one Plus/4 adapter.  The adapters cost $15 when bought with his p.s..  For a full view of the Plus/4 adapter, go to his website at

To read a full review of his new p.s., go to

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Tuesday 12 August 2014

More photos from CommVEx v10 2014

A lot of the Saturday crowd 
Mike Hill ponders the meaning of life... and C=.
A.J. tries out the PET 2001 with Mike.
Josh S. (standing) looks over the Tim's stuff.
John Ferrell hauls his goods.
Everybody listens to Steve Davison (right).
The happy couple
The computers on FCUG's table
Packing away the Amiga items which were on sale 
A.J. works on his AT&T computer.
Dave Maurer in front of his C64 ATX board exhibit
VIC-20 and Plus/4 games from Psytronik/Binary Zone
C64 games from Psytronik/Binary Zone

I finally had my roll of 35 mm from the Nikon SLR developed.  And there are still more photos to come from another attendee!

Back to work in California,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
July 26-27 Commodore Vegas Expo v10 -