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FS: XT-IDE rev 3 Boards, Kits, and Assembled Units

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    #46
    Edit: I answer myself, BIOS is obviously empty
    Just a minor problem, the kit comes with a pair of 12K resistors when suposedly (by looking the PCB), 10K resistors are needed. Is it intended?.
    At least it has worked with 10K resistors; so definitely seems that these 12K resistor were a packaging error. @glitch?

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      #47
      Originally posted by jltursan View Post
      At least it has worked with 10K resistors; so definitely seems that these 12K resistor were a packaging error. @glitch?
      No error, you can use any value from 2.2K - 47K. I included 12K in some of the kits, 10K in others. Just depends on whether Amy or I packed the kit The 10Ks were either 5% carbon film or 1% Dale RN55 mil-spec resistors, I think the 12Ks were all 5% metal film. Some of the assembled boards use 4.64K, some use 10K, some use 12K. It's just a pull-up so the value is totally noncritical.

      Likewise, the 470 Ohm resistor is just a current limiter for the LEDs, though all of the kits have shipped with 470 Ohm resistors. Some are 5% green metal film, some are 5% tan carbon film, and some are 1% blue metal film.
      Last edited by glitch; July 31, 2016, 12:03 PM.
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        #48
        Just wanted to note that we're in the middle of moving out of our apartment and into a house -- I'm trying to stay on top of shipping but it may take as much as 3-4 days for me to get your package out. I've got all of the XT-IDE rev 3 stuff set out so it won't get mixed in with the general packing/moving.
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          #49
          Originally posted by glitch View Post
          No error, you can use any value from 2.2K - 47K. I included 12K in some of the kits, 10K in others. Just depends on whether Amy or I packed the kit The 10Ks were either 5% carbon film or 1% Dale RN55 mil-spec resistors, I think the 12Ks were all 5% metal film. Some of the assembled boards use 4.64K, some use 10K, some use 12K. It's just a pull-up so the value is totally noncritical.

          Likewise, the 470 Ohm resistor is just a current limiter for the LEDs, though all of the kits have shipped with 470 Ohm resistors. Some are 5% green metal film, some are 5% tan carbon film, and some are 1% blue metal film.
          Ok, thanks glitch!, good to know that there's such a wider range of values accepted.

          Btw, great work with the v3!, is working nicely with a 1GB CF. No real problems (I struggled a bit with the flashing procedure at first) in the PC-1640 until now.

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            #50
            Just ordered 100 more bare boards, should mean that boards, kits, and assembled units are available for a while
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              #51
              Second batch of boards just arrived! If you ordered something and were told that they hadn't come in yet, they'll ship tomorrow or Saturday.
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