[sebhc] Voltage Reg

Lee Hart leeahart at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 3 20:56:21 CDT 2006

Carroll Waddell wrote:
> This came from the article on bus termination. It said that many
> problems were solved by replacing the voltage regulators.

That seems unlikely, unless there was something wrong with the old
regulators. A 5v supply is a 5v supply -- what mechanism is there for
the regulator to make any difference if it is working correctly?

> My H8 systems works very well, but I bought one on Ebay that had
> more troubles that I can count. I want to repair all the problems
> and put it back on sale on ebay. I don't want to sell it to
> someone else with problems, I want it to work RIGHT.

An admirable attitude!

Some of the unreliability may be from the tin-plated connectors that
Heath used. 20/20 hindsight says that gold-plated connectors work
better. You might solve some of the problems by cleaning the numerous
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