qlwiki:qpower_regulator

Q-Power Regulator

Q-Power Regulator was designed by SPEM and sold by Sandy. It is a plug in replacement for the 5 volt internal regulator which generated the heat behind the microdrive housing and could cause lockups on expanded QL. Fitted in minutes with just a screwdriver, it provided a high frequency switching output for cooler trouble free running.

Sandy Qpower Regulator

While fine with older interfaces, this was known not to work with the Gold Card, which needed a surge of power at switch-on which was dampened by this regulator.

WARNING: We have seen at least two models of this regulator and certainly at least one of these has a tendency to overheat and may catch fire! Tony Firshman also reports having seen three at least which have caused voltage surges and destroyed QLs and peripherals.

Sandy Qpower Regulator

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