Old Zenith luggable

From: Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org>
Date: Thu Jan 1 12:04:08 1998

groberts_at_mitre.org (Glenn Roberts) wrote:
> i have recently been given an old Zenith laptop model ZFL-181-92. batteries
> discharged or dead. no power supply. i would like information if anyone
> can help me on what type of power supply to use. the label on the bottom
> of the systems says: DC 12 V, Plug-in power supply Model 150-272.

Sorry, I don't know the power-supply polarity, but maybe this will give
you another thing to look for.

I am thinking that HP badge-engineered this model of Zenith as the
Vectra Portable CS. The place I worked at the time bought two or
three of them to replace a couple of HP 110s that were three or four
years old and becoming a data-interchange hassle (different stiffy
format, had to get the 9114A and hook it up, Lotus 1A on the 110
vs. 2.x on the desktops (HP Vectra and Vectra ES), those sorts of
things). My admittedly dim memories of those fit with the pop-up dual
720KB stiffy drive, and I think there was also a bar graph LCD "fuel
gauge" to tell you how much oomph was left in the battery.

As I recall it was very IBM-compatible, but then just about anything
was compared to the 110s.

-Frank McConnell
Received on Thu Jan 01 1998 - 12:04:08 GMT

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