PowerShark: A next-generation power adapter for the A500, A600 and A1200

One of the key challenges in keeping Commodore Amiga computers alive and functional is providing them with a reliable and efficient power supply. This is where the PowerShark Ultra-Efficient USB-C power solution from Mad Hackers Lab steps in, offering a modern and technologically advanced means of powering our beloved Amiga computers while ensuring clean, stable energy supply. Original power supplies that accompanied Commodore Amiga computers were designed decades ago, and their age is starting to show. These power supplies often suffer from issues such as voltage fluctuations, inadequate power output, and limited protection mechanisms. As a result, they can pose a risk to the delicate internal components of the Amiga computers. Moreover, the lack of energy efficiency in these outdated power supplies leads to unnecessary energy consumption, impacting both the environment and the user’s electricity bills. The PowerShark solution is a revolutionary answer to the power supply challenges faced by many Amiga 500, 600, and 1200 users. Built on the foundation of modern technology, this power solution brings together efficiency, stability, and advanced protection features to ensure that these classic systems can continue to operate flawlessly for years to come. PowerShark goes beyond the capabilities of traditional power supplies by incorporating advanced monitoring and protection mechanisms. This is particularly important given the sensitive nature of vintage hardware. The power solution constantly monitors voltage levels, temperature, and current, making real-time adjustments to ensure a safe operating environment. Additionally, PowerShark includes protection features such as over-voltage protection, over-current protection, and short-circuit protection. These features safeguard the Amiga systems from potential electrical hazards, offering users peace of mind and allowing them to enjoy their retro computing experience without worry. The PowerShark will be available by the end of 2023.

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