Powering the Apple IIc with USB-C PD cable #Modding #VintageComputing #USB

Terence Ang posts:

I acquired this Apple //c with issues from a local collector without any power adapter.

The Apple //c is powered with a 7-pin DIN connector, according to apple specs, 12v to 21v volts, about 2A max at 15v.

The barrel jack on the USB-C PD cable was cut and replaced with a DIN connector; both were bought from TaoBao. The cable’s output was 12v even though the website says it is 20v; either way, it is within working range.

The rubber shield of the DIN needs to be sanded down to fit the //c connector due to the poor production of the connector I bought, as I don’t have a problem with other 3rd party power bricks.

Overall, this mod makes the Apple //c portable and runs for about 2 hrs with a 10,00mAh battery. I might replace the DIN power connector with a USB-C socket to reduce the bulk and use regular USB-C cables.

See the video below and more in this blog post.


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