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otprof
post Jun 7 2006, 06:44 AM
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I am "5 seconds away" from buying a CL-3200 and wanted to confirm a few things before I pull the trigger.

First, Conics lists the 3200 as coming with the Sharp EA-75 worldwide power adaptor. The page for that adaptor says that it is the one that comes in the box, and works without a shape adaptor in the USA. I just wanted to make sure this is correct.

Second, I am looking at the Ambicon WL-1100C wifi card from buy.com. The wiki says that it does not block any ports, and that it works out of the box. Has anyone had a problem with this card?

Third, with the latest distros, is there any problem with high capacity SD cards such as these? Newegg 4GB SD cards

I am thinking of using an SD card for my documents and applications, and use the internal CF card for big files that I use less often (pictures, videos, PDF scans of textbooks). Does that sound good to you from a processor and battery standpoint? I'm still trying to sort out how the various distros use the internal flash viz. the microdrive and external cards.

I think I'm going to purchase from PriceJapan, though I haven't ruled out Conics or StreamlineCPUs. I would love to go with the stateside guys, but that extra $100 could buy a couple of gigs of extra storage. Thank you for any wisdom and advice!

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post Jun 7 2006, 07:15 AM
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QUOTE(otprof @ Jun 7 2006, 06:44 AM)
First, Conics lists the 3200 as coming with the Sharp EA-75 worldwide power adaptor.  The page for that adaptor says that it is the one that comes in the box, and works without a shape adaptor in the USA.  I just wanted to make sure this is correct.


I can only speak to this first one. The plug shape in the US and Japan is the same. As long as the transformer can handle the conversion, you won't need anything to make it fit US plugs. This transformer (I'm almost certain) handles 100-220V and 50-60Hz, so it will work out of the box. As a reference, I got a 3000, and it only comes with the Japanese adapter: the plug is the same shape as the US, and will fit in a US wall socket, but the transformer only accepts 100V input, not 100-220V (US is 110).

Now, in my experience, the extra 10 volts has never been a problem. However, luckily, the 3xxx/1000 series has the same voltage and plug size as the PSP (5V power, not sure the exact plug size). I just picked up a $15 PSP charger at my local game store and it works great. I also got a $7 USB connector/charger for the PSP at Best Buy - it is a USB Y-cable, with a charger and a mini-B, so I can connect it to my PC and charge it at the same time with just 1 USB port. I also got a rechargable power extender brick. There are also car chargers, etc. Thanks to the PSP, you'll never have trouble finding power accessories for your 3200.
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post Jun 7 2006, 07:55 AM
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QUOTE(TerekKincaid @ Jun 7 2006, 11:15 AM)
I can only speak to this first one.  The plug shape in the US and Japan is the same.  As long as the transformer can handle the conversion, you won't need anything to make it fit US plugs.


Thanks for the info. That is good news.

On the SD card issue, I've been reading the various threads about big SD cards, and they seem to work on the 3200 with the stock ROM, with an update for Cacko and OZ, with pdaXrom 1.1beta1 and according to adf, with Beta 4

That is also good news. I expect that I will end up with pdaXrom, as the more Linux-y the OS is, the better for me.

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