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Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby sjakie43 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:06 am

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Hi,

I have stumbled on this very nice expansion!

It was hidden on a addict for over 20 years , im Lucky to find it .

It came with an older type VIC-20 with the 2 prong connection for power.
I havent got this power supply...but no problem i discovered.

When Connected to the expansion with the user port(and cartridge expansion that is powered 2 )) the Vic-20
is working just fine.

I have tried to connect my newer type Vic-20 but thats not working, only works if i connect it with its own power supply :?

Is this expansion built to only power the older type of Vic-20? Is there some difference between the older and newer type of Vic-20?I know its power usage is slightly different 8)

I havent got much info about this expansion, somebody ?

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby sjakie43 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:07 pm

Demobase Vic20,C64,Plus4,Amiga and more..
Gamebase Vic20V01

VIC20+Megacart,C64(X-Pander 3(Stereo SID Cart and 1541U Simult),C16 ,C64C, Handic Vic-Switch >1541U > all Commodore's.
PS by Ray Carlsen(C64,VIC-20) and failsafe(C64C) from Ray.
all SCART

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby mrr19121970 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:42 am

I have also just bought one. I will post pics when it arrives

This is a very rare find....The Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion in very good AND working condition.


I have tested this Expansion with an older type VIC-20 with the old 2 prong connection for the power supply.

I dont have the Power supply for this VIC-20 but its not needed, the power supply of the expansion powers it all throught the user port..

Attention !, this is only with the old type Vic-20.

With newer type VIC-20 (with the round dinn connector) you will need the seperate power supply for the VIC-20.

This Expansion is tested and works perfect, i have checked every slot with a 3kb ram expansion(NOT included), all working.

If you have a cartridge with a connection for power off/on , there a cable with a switch to support this.(3.5)

Also included is the cover (as seen in the picture).

The TV modulator is included and working very well, good picture.(with the old type VIC-20)

The Vic-20 is NOT included, i will offer it in another auction soon.


All in all this is a very rare Item and you will not find this easily, its also quite complete and most important,,,WORKING...

Good luck with bidding.

International bidders:

This will not be very cheap with shipping outside of europe, plz ask me for the shipping costs before you bid.

The shipping stated in this auction are for outside Europe(Worldwide)

Shipping for Europe vary from 25 to 35 euro, depending on Euro Region 1,2 or 3


Thank you !

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby mrr19121970 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:50 am

@sjakie43

The in built PSU delivers +5v to the cartridge expansion and +9v to the user port ?? Did you try on a CR VIC20?

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby zepmun » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:38 am

Hi, if anyone is interested, I have one of these for sale on ebay, it's from my late brother's computer archive.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-VIC ... 2049064264?

regards

Enzo

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby mrr19121970 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:46 am

UKMAIL have good prices for international delivery (with collection directly from you). e.g. 11.79gbp to Germany & 14.39gbp to Italy. The price is flat upto 25kg.

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby zepmun » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:57 am

Thanks, will check it out!

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby mrr19121970 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:16 am

More pics from mine

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Checkout that reset switch
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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby mrr19121970 » Sun May 01, 2016 1:01 am

@zepmun

Seems "the beers are on you" tonight ?

I was just looking at the missing keys. It's quite amusing that so many keys are actually in the wrong place too.


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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby mrr19121970 » Mon May 02, 2016 1:37 am

Anyone from Denial buy it?

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby orion70 » Mon May 02, 2016 1:53 am

Tried to - after a long discussion with Angry Wife (tm), I bid 102 pounds. Very far from the final price :shock: .

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby mrr19121970 » Wed May 04, 2016 4:41 am

http://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/i ... or_VIC.php

Expansion Chassis For VIC

Arfon Microelectronics, Ltd. has announced a new product – the Arfon Micro VIC-20 Expansion Chassis. The Micro VIC-20 Expansion Chassis enhances the VIC-20 system by fully expanding the VIC-20 memory; plugging in interfaces for data retrieval; and controlling applications, other computer peripherals, cartridges for expanded BASIC language functions, and programming utilities.

The Arfon Micro VIC-20 Expansion Chassis has the following features: seven expansion slots; all aluminum construction; large power supply with torodial transformer; five volt supply direct to the VIC-20 for cooler operation; 24 volt supply for the Arfon Micro VIC printer; detachable cover to protect cartridges; housing for VIC and Expansion in one portable unit; holder for RF modulator; and support for all VIC-20 cartridges from Arfon Micro, Commodore, and others.

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Arfon Microelectronics, Ltd.
Ill Rena Drive
Lafayette, LA 70503
(318)988-2478


Arfon Micro VIC-20 Expansion Chassis shown here with cover removed.

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby Kakemoms » Wed May 04, 2016 5:25 am

Noooo! I want one!

That is sooo sexy :roll:

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Re: Arfon Micro/VIC Expansion info

Postby mrr19121970 » Thu May 05, 2016 3:34 am

Look, no power supply :P

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9vAV supplies about 8.69vAC to userport and 5vDC is about 4.71vDC to expansion port

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