suggestions on BBC Micro, voltage converter, PAL monitor (in US)?

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Mon Apr 22 02:28:03 2002

On Apr 21, 22:05, Derek Peschel wrote:
> It has been my mission for some time to bring a BBC Micro back from
> England. I would need some way to adapt British plugs to US sockets
> and convert the voltage, and I would also need a PAL monitor. (No, I
> don't want black-and-white NTSC. Yes, I could bring a montior back from
> England along with the computer. I'm not sure if I want to do that.)

Some of the Beeb PSUs have a jumper to change from 220/240V to 110/120.
 You probably don't want a PAL monitor, but you probably do want an RGB one
that can handle 625 lines (15.something kHz horizontal and 50Hz vertical).

> Does anyone have experience with these things? I am hoping to save
> money ($500 would be above the top of my price range) but I don't want
> to fry anything either.
> Oh yes, and if anyone has an extra Beeb hanging around that would be
> nice too.

They're not uncommon here. I bet one of us Brits could find one cheaply
for you, if we knew when you were coming over and where you'd be.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Mon Apr 22 2002 - 02:28:03 BST

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