Newbie Question - Panasonic FSA1 GT Turbo-R - how do I use it in uk?

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Door zoltari

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01-12-2003, 19:29

I have just aquired a FSA1 GT Turbo-R, and want to know what I have to do to use it in the UK...

I daren't just plug it in and hope for the best: can anyone tell me what voltage it needs, and if it will connect straight to a UK PAL TV?

Sorry if this questions seems stupid...

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Van jalu

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01-12-2003, 20:23

Don't just plug it in!!!

It runs on 100/110 Volts AC, so it needs a down-convertor in Europe. There are some more caveats...

tip:

http://faq.msxnet.org

Van Ivan

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01-12-2003, 21:47

MSXturboRs have a RGB output so you can plug the computer to a SCART21 TV input.

As said above, check http://www.faq.msxnet.org

Look at 14.4 section for the RGB->SCART21 connector.

Van djh1697

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01-12-2003, 23:46

I have just aquired a FSA1 GT Turbo-R, and want to know what I have to do to use it in the UK...

I daren't just plug it in and hope for the best: can anyone tell me what voltage it needs, and if it will connect straight to a UK PAL TV?

Sorry if this questions seems stupid...

A lucky man - well I have a suitable TV set if you live any where near Leicester, and need to try some nice MSX peripherals - such as a CF-IDE interface, SCC cartidge, FM PAC (sorry forgot you already have one!) ESE-SCC megaRAM cartridge you will be welcome to pay me a visit Smile

I have three MSX2's see my website
www.btinternet.com/~d.j.haslett

Van Argon

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02-12-2003, 11:55

I use a standard PAL Philips RGB MSX monitor.
You just need the correct RGB->SCART connector cable.
Since this is a PAL monitor, I think you should easily be able to use it on a PAL TV set using this type of SCART cable (I haven't tested it however, I always use the monitor).
(You can buy those from Bas Kornalijnslijper, ask around for his email - If I remember correct, he asks about 12 euro for a cable)

Second you need a step-down power converter that converts 230V to a suitable100-110V.
It costs about 19 euro in an electronics shop.

Greetings.
Kris.

Van anonymous

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02-12-2003, 13:23

PAL/NTSC is irrelevant when using RGB signals. Not all TV's with SCART connectors support RGB!

Van djh1697

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02-12-2003, 13:37

A newish UK TV set (last ten years) will support a composite video NTSC or PAL signal via the scart socket. I still have a NTSC modified Megadrive that I use on my seven year old Sony 25" TV, and love playing my MSX favourites on the same TV.

A step down transformer can be obtained from Maplin, or any good electrical retailer. The TurboR should not consume too much power so a low power one should be ok? Anyone know the power consumption of a TurboR, either the VA or the Wattage rating? Add 10% onto the rating and buy a stepdown transformer to the nearest rating, going higher. If you use a step down transformer with too low a rating you will damage the transformer, and maybe even the TurboR

Van Argon

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02-12-2003, 14:00

My S-D converter is 65 Watt.

Van anonymous

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02-12-2003, 16:08

Some people use stepdown convertors for electronic shavers. But those get REALLY hot ^^;

Van Niles

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03-12-2003, 17:50

Did any of you try the RCA connector?

I guess FSA1 GT has one of this, like the FSA1 ST that appears at
www.aamsx.org/howto-1.php?lang=en

and here said "This time we'll use a RCA cable instead of SCART, because our TV set doesn't have a SVHS connector, and we don't have a DIN8-SCART cable."

Van anonymous

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03-12-2003, 18:21

GT doesn't have RCA... Just S-Video and RGB.

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