Atari 5200 4-Port Switchbox Bypass Modification & Cap Kit

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Atari 5200 4-Port Switchbox Bypass Modification & Cap Kit

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Eliminate the troublesome 5200 4-Port automatic switchbox

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This kit contains all parts necessary to bypass the Atari 5200 4-port auto switchbox.  Theory and circuit modifications are on the Atari 5200 wiki page.

This kit also includes 2x 820pF MLCC replacement caps for the styrene audio caps.

With this modification in place, a conventional switch box or direct RF adapter can be used with the 4 port Atari 5200.  We carry a few different direct RF adapters if needed, please see the related products!

Power jack matches original 2.5mm x 5.5mm and requires 27/64" (11mm) drill bit for installation.

Product history:
2020/07 - Now includes DC cable with quick disconnects for easier service
2018/07 - Now includes 820pF MLCC caps to replace original parts
2017/12 - Now including a switchless-type DC jack for better compatibility with certain 5200 transformers, and a 470uF capacitor instead of 47uF

Additional Information

Additional Information

Compatible Hardware Atari 5200, Atari 5200 (4 Port)

Unless noted in the description, all Console5 products are fully tested and guaranteed.  Cap kits are made using name brand, high quality, high-temp parts from Nichicon, Panasonic, and other reputable companies.

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