Peripherals For The Spectrum

Various interfaces etc..


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3 Amp Fuse for UK Mains Plug

3 Amp Fuse for UK Mains Plug

  • Appropriate fuse for the UK mains plug of Spectrum, Commodore 64 etc
  • Brand new, made to BS1362 standard - ASTA approved.
Price: £ 0.25   Add to cart. (76 in stock)
New UK Spectrum PSU with Switch and power LED

New UK Spectrum PSU with Switch and power LED

  • A 9v DC @ 2Amp UK PSU suitable for Spectrum 16/48, 128 "Toastrack" and +2 (grey type only)
  • Has an inline DC-side switch with green LED indicator
  • DC output jack polarity = Outer barrel: Positive, Inner core: Negative
  • Modern switch mode type
  • UK-spec 240 AC mains plug
Price: £ 13.95   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Power switch cable for ZX Spectrum with LED

Power switch cable for ZX Spectrum with LED

  • Inline switch cable, fits between the UK1400 PSU and Spectrum power socket
  • Saves wear and tear and tedious insert/remove cycles.
  • Green LED, useful as the Spectrum16/48 has no power indicator
  • Good quality 20AWG cable.
  • 2.1mm pin / 5.5mm outer diameter socket and plug
  • Correctly switches the positive supply - most generic cables will switch the negative side because of the unusual polarity used by the Spectrum
  • Suitable for Spectrum 16 / 48/ 128 Toastrack and 128 +2 (Grey case model)
  • Please note: A few early Spectrum PSUs have a 5.00mm diameter plug -this will be too loose for the socket on this cable. It's quite difficult to judge by eye, but you can refer to this diagram for assistance.
Price: £ 6.95   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Retroleum SMART Card V3 interface for Sinclair ZX Spectrum

SMART Card V3.1 Spectrum Interface

The SMART Card is a game loader / kempston compatible joystick interface aimed at Spectrum users who want a simple, plug and play method of loading games quickly from micro SD Card. Upon power up, you are presented with a list of games on your SD Card from which you can select using the joystick or keys. The .sna and .tap files found on, and other websites are supported.

The SMART Card also has extra features such as its diagnostic ROM which can be used to identify bad RAM chips etc. There's also a reset switch and NMI button which allows pokes to be entered, snapshots to be saved, code in RAM to be disassembled etc.

The V3 SMART Card supports 128K games as well as 48K (this necessitated a hardware update so the new ROMs are not compatible with previous versions of the SMART Card unfortunately). It is supplied ready to go, all you need extra is a micro SD card with some games on it - More info and a FAQ can be found here. Manuals etc can be found in the project archive

As with my other modules, I make these by hand as time allows so supply is always going to be limited. Drop me a line if you'd like a notification when I add stock. (Update 9th June 2024: It will be a couple of weeks before I have more ready - currently awaiting parts.)

Price: £ 39.99   Add to cart. (out of stock)
X-ROM External ROM board for ZX Spectrum

Retroleum "X-ROM" External ROM board for ZX Spectrum

A simple external ROM board which can be handy for running diagnostics etc. Features:

  • Holds four 16K ROMs, selectable with DIP Switches
  • By default,  it is programmed with 3 diagnostic ROM programs (DiagROM, ZXdiagnostics, ZXtest) plus GWROM BASIC. However, they can all be anything that's freely available for download on the net (let me know when ordering) or the chip (W27C512) can be removed and reprogrammed in a standard EPROM burner.
  • The onboard ROM can be disabled without removing the interface.
  • Has a button to reset the Spectrum and LED indicators for main power (+5 volts) +12v and -5v and the M1 signal.
  • Works with all standard Sinclair and Amstrad era Spectrums.
Price: £ 15.95   Add to cart. (8 in stock)
Zipstik Autofire Joystick - Suckers on base - Original microswitches

Refurbished Zipstik Autofire Joystick - Original microswitches, rubber suckers on base.

  • Original, fully microswitched Zipstik with auto-fire switch.
  • Thoroughly cleaned, internally and externally.
  • Has its original microswitches. All directions including the diagonals, both fire buttons and auto-fire are working perfectly.
  • Good physical condition with just a little wear and tear. The four suckers on the base are present and intact.
Price: £ 34.99   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Zipstik joystick - Without autofire -  Original Microswitches.

Refurbished Zipstik Joystick (non-autofire version), original microswitches,  suckers on base.

  • Original, fully microswitched Zipstik. This version does not have the auto-fire feature.
  • Refurbished as follows: Cleaned internally and externally, replaced cable with a new one. Tested.
  • Has its original microswitches - all directions including the diagonals and both fire buttons working perfectly.
  • Very good physical condition - only minor wear and tear. All suckers on the base are present.
Price: £ 32.99   Add to cart. (1 in stock)