Crisantwich
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Removing 12v regulator on Dreamcast PSU

28 Jun 2020, 14:52

I was planning to recap the PSU and had briefly considered picking up the Gdemu before I found the MODE. For the Gdemu I’ve seen that you can also remove the 12v regulator on the PSU since it is no longer needed with Gdemu and can reduce heat. Before I’d try to do this I wanted to know if the regulator is needed with MODE? If not, is it better to remove it if I can?

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Mobiusstriptech
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Re: Removing 12v regulator on Dreamcast PSU

28 Jun 2020, 16:36

It's not needed and you also don't need to remove it. MODE handles the 12v regulator unlike the other devices.

Crisantwich
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Re: Removing 12v regulator on Dreamcast PSU

29 Jun 2020, 00:44

Awesome, thanks for the info!

Drunk_Caterpillar
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Re: Removing 12v regulator on Dreamcast PSU

29 Jun 2020, 10:31

Mobiusstriptech wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 16:36
It's not needed and you also don't need to remove it. MODE handles the 12v regulator unlike the other devices.
Just to make sure though, if I already have removed it then I don't have to replace it, right?

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Mobiusstriptech
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Re: Removing 12v regulator on Dreamcast PSU

29 Jun 2020, 13:28

Correct. Mode doesn't actually use it. It just has handling for the rail if you have the regulator connected still.

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alucard1978
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Re: Removing 12v regulator on Dreamcast PSU

01 Jul 2020, 12:00

Crisantwich wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 14:52
I was planning to recap the PSU and had briefly considered picking up the Gdemu before I found the MODE. For the Gdemu I’ve seen that you can also remove the 12v regulator on the PSU since it is no longer needed with Gdemu and can reduce heat. Before I’d try to do this I wanted to know if the regulator is needed with MODE? If not, is it better to remove it if I can?
This is why I pre-ordered the MODE without any reservation. You should NEVER have to disable anything in your PSU because a device wasn't manufactured properly. That and the GDEMU is mostly clones now and the firmware is shaky at best. This ODE will be the crown on my "pimpcast".

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