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olivierg
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Re: Copy of Rampak 256K
« Reply #20 on: Nov 5th, 2017, 6:44am »
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Another wait using lipo battery:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ceos88VO6p4
 
at 140 euro + shipping
 
https://www.kicksurfer.de/index.php/shop/
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Re: Copy of Rampak 256K
« Reply #21 on: Dec 6th, 2017, 8:30am »
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Hi All,
 
The Rampak 256K will be available this week.
 
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Olivier
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256K RamPak Available
« Reply #22 on: Dec 6th, 2017, 9:07am »
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Dear Olivier
 
One for me please.
 
At what cost? I'll pay by paypal - to same email address as last time?
 
Do you still have my postal address?
 
Can't wait.
 
Sincerely Martin
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Re: Copy of Rampak 256K
« Reply #23 on: Dec 6th, 2017, 9:45pm »
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Hi Martin,
 
Now is available.
 
Send email to olivier (at) gossuin (dot) be
with your address
 
The price is 25 euro.
 
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Olivier
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Re: Copy of Rampak 256K
« Reply #24 on: Dec 9th, 2017, 8:09pm »
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Dear Olivier
 
Money and eMail sent.
 
Can't wait
 
Sincerely
Martin
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Re: Copy of Rampak 256K - Arrived
« Reply #25 on: Dec 15th, 2017, 8:37am »
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Dear Olivier
 
256K RamPak arrived safely today - thank you.
 
Ran Testpak on B: gave 260864 (+1069 for Testpak opl) - Test Past - fantastic.
 
I know this is a 'how long is a piece of string' question but anyone got any ideas how long the battery will last in one of these RamPaks.
 
Getting this reminds me of the 80's in the time of twin floppy computers and Sinclair QL's and I bought a 512MB hard card (which cost more than the computer we put it in) and a colleague said "what are you going to do with all that space?".  
 
Sincerely and in good faith
Martin Reid
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Re: Copy of Rampak 256K
« Reply #26 on: Dec 15th, 2017, 9:45am »
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Hi Martin, the battery should last at least a couple of years, even if stored outside the organiser. If the Rampack is in a powered organiser I believe I am right in saying that it does not draw any current. I’ve had some that have had original batteries in from the 1990s that were still OK. Incidentally, they still work when the battery is flat, but of course do not retain the memory if removed from a powered organiser.
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Plugged in
« Reply #27 on: Dec 15th, 2017, 9:26pm »
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Thanks for this Peter.
 
I'm trying to ensure I understand correctly. When you say 'powered organiser' do you mean 'plugged in power supply' or does the Rampak draw power from the 9 Volt Battery rather than the on board battery cell?.
 
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Martin
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Re: Copy of Rampak 256K
« Reply #28 on: Dec 15th, 2017, 10:31pm »
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The Rampak draw power from the 9 Volt Battery rather than the on board battery cell.
 
The name of Battery cell in rampak is "Battery Backup".
 
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Olivier
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Re: Copy of Rampak 256K
« Reply #29 on: Dec 16th, 2017, 2:24am »
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Thanks for your clarification Olivier. The system was well designed, but there are flaws in it. If there is a power surge (e.g. plugging in the Comms Link or external power supply when the organiser is switched on, or connecting an external device and then switching the organiser on, removing or inserting a Rampack etc) there is a chance of the dreaded “SIZING PACK” message, by which time it is too late, and all data has been lost.
The golden rule is that if you have any essential data on a Rampack, back it up to a datapack before removing it or attaching any top slot devices (including switching on or off the external PSU). If the “LOW BATTERY” meassage appears at any time it is prudent to replace the battery rather than plug an external PSU in. The internal capacitor gives enough time to achieve this without any loss of data from the Rampack. It is essential to back up the data to an eprom or flash datapack as soon as you have replaced the 9v organiser battery.
Lessons hard learnt from experience.
Once it has gone, it has gone, to the great trashbin in the sky.
Though I still believe it is still floating around in the ether somewhere!
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