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Adding a retrofitted monitor off switch

 
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rooprob



Joined: 20 Sep 2016
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Location: Auckland, New Zealand

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:55 am    Post subject: Adding a retrofitted monitor off switch Reply with quote

Hi,
I own a NeXTStation Mono with a fairly good original Megapixel screen.

Has anyone the knowledge to retro fit a on/off switch for the screen, while leaving the machine on?

Wiring diagrams, or even just anecdotal advice would be appreciated.

I understand the original NeXTCube PSU required power load from the Megapixel display to operate. I'm not sure about the 'station.


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barcher174



Joined: 07 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The station will run fine with no monitor load. You could put a switch between the station and the cable on the 12V line.
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pentium



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a reallly, REALLY dirty way to do it would be to put a switch inline with the cathode heater.
It does mean high voltage remains present but it also means the cathode, which wears out the fastest given the Megapixel's lack of any power management is preserved.
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