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Lo-Tech 2MB EMS Cards and Other Inventory Updates

We have completed assembly of some Lo-Tech EMS 2MB cards produced with ENIG!

The boards for the Lo-tech MIF IPC B (PCB Only) and Lo-tech MIF IPC B are due to arrive anytime now.  We will list the PCBs and get some assembled shortly thereafter.

We also have a BRAND NEW card we will unveil around the same time.  It’s completely different and we can hardly wait to share it with you!  Stay tuned…

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Shipping Destinations Expanded and Inventory Restock Updates

We are thrilled to announce that we have opened up shipping to international buyers and we have restocked a few of our out of stock items with PCB’s made with ENIG!

Shipping Destinations Expanded:

After requests started coming in for international shipping we thought, why wait?  Since we have already shipped to Canada, Portugal and Australia upon request and have been filling international orders via eBay we decided to go ahead and open up our store to past successful shipping destinations!  These additional areas include Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Europe, South Korea, Japan and Mexico.  Here is a map showing all of the areas where we are currently providing shipping services:

TexElec Shipping Areas

For more information about shipping please click here to visit our Shipping page.

Inventory Restocks:

We have TI-99/4a Atari 2600 Joystick Adapters back in stock and are making more to ensure we don’t go out of stock again.  To our delight these are GREAT sellers and we have only had positive feedback!

Also back in stock are the Lo-tech EMS 2 MB (PCB Only), Lo-tech 1MB RAM (PCB Only), Lo-tech ISA XT CF Adapter rev. 2b (PCB Only) and Lo-tech ISA XT CF Adapter rev. 2b and have all been manufactured with ENIG.  The days of HASL are over, it’s ENIG for all from here on out!

Soon we will restock the Lo-tech EMS 2MB, Lo-tech MIF IPC B (PCB Only) and Lo-tech MIF IPC B.  These will be produced using ENIG as well.

We also have a couple of new boards in the making.  They are still in the beta phase but we hope to have them completed shortly and we can hardly wait to unveil them!  More details to come so stay tuned.

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Welcome to the Soft Launch of TexElec!

Welcome to our store, and thanks so much for stopping by!  We are finally ready to go live and begin servicing the DIY Retro PC & Gaming market.

We are calling this a soft-launch as we just completed the site and want to make sure we have all of the bugs worked out.  While we don’t anticipate any issues, please be patient if we make a mistake, or delay an order due to an issue with the store.  We will make sure you get your items, and will strive to get them to you quickly.

Initially, we will be selling to the USA only for our launch.  The reason for this is that the boards we are selling right now are HASL based, which means they contain lead.  This process has been used for many years, and nearly every silver PC card you’ve seen from the 1980’s to today likely uses this process.  The cost is slightly lower on these boards, but it is actually more durable than the ENIG finish, which is the more common gold looking finish.  (Hard gold may be considered later, but the cost is fairly high in low volume, so we will need to wait.)

We placed this order to ensure the boards were made correctly from the PCB manufacturer, and keep the cost low in the event of a failed batch.  Thankfully, they all worked out great!  We will place a larger order next time for ENIG boards and then we start selling globally.  We will likely place that order in two-three weeks as the other boards sell.

Please take a look around the store, and let us know what else we should add.  We plan to expand products soon, and are already working on a few more items right now.  We welcome any suggestions, or if you have a product you want to take to market, let us know!

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Lo-tech Products are Here!

We’re very excited to have an agreement with James Pearce of Lo-tech to sell some of his products here on TexElec.com!  We’re starting off with the Lo-tech 1MB RAM Board, Lo-Tech ISA ROM Board, Lo-tech MIF-IPC-B Board, Lo-tech 2MB EMS Board, and the very popular Lo-tech ISA XT Compact Flash Adapter.  This card will allow ATA-2 (IDE) on an XT Class machine, see the links for more info on each product.

We also have accessories for the ISA CF adapter board, and will be adding more as time goes on.  Keep checking back!

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TexElec’s TI-99/4a to Atari 2600 Joystick Adapter!

We’re proud to announce our first original product in time for the site launch, the TI-99/4a to Atari 2600 Joystick Adapter!

This is a small PCB which will plug into the side of your TI-99/4a joystick port and then make use of any Atari 2600 compatible Joystick!  It has two ports to allow both players to use their favorite controller.

The original TI joysticks are hard to find in good condition.  There is only one port for both controllers which makes third party controllers rare.  This left you with few options, but now, you can use your a wide variety of controllers on your TI!