New power supply for the Coleco Adam
Thanks to enterprising hardware hacker, Rey Lopez, there is now a new replacement for the Coleco Adam’s power supply, which, if you’re unaware, was placed inside its enormous printer. Many modern users of the Coleco Adam, such as myself, have typically pulled the power supply out of the Adam’s printer and put it in a makeshift hobby box. While this worked just fine, the power supply was still quite large, still quite heavy, and not exactly the ideal solution for continuing to power the computer. A typical alternative to this approach has been modifying an arcade or PC power supply, an approach that Lopez takes with his Memory Console Power Supply. It’s light, has a reasonably quiet fan, and looks rather professional, including its custom label. You can inquire about the possibility of getting your own power supply from Lopez’s thread on AtariAge.
Despite issues with the first revision of this product – which Lopez addressed quickly, including for me – the latest revision has passed all tests on my fully populated Coleco Adam. This will definitely be my new go-to power supply.