See the Where to Buy page for some information on where to find these accessories.
I use flash cards (MobileMax,
SanDisk), and a lot of them. My
200 used to have a 10 MB SanDisk aboard, but I am now using a Compact
Flash-to-PCMCIA adapter and have successfully used cards up to 256 MB;
right now I have a 32 MB card in the machine, which is more than enough
for all the software I keep around. I also have several smaller PCMCIA
flash cards (2-20 MB), and I still have several of HP's old 128 KB
SRAM cards; there's not much capacity, but they're occasionally useful
for quick backups away from home or work.
I have found one small problem with the very-high-capacity CF cards
(64 MB and up). I'm not sure why, but it takes Filer a few seconds --
noticeably longer than with the smaller pure-PCMCIA cards -- to read
the CF cards. I don't know if this is an issue with the CF card (as
opposed to the PCMCIA card), or if it's just that the 200 (or Filer)
is slow enough reading directories to be noticed. On the other hand,
it's very nice to have that kind of capacity in a Palmtop...
WARNING: the adapters for the 95 LX, and for the 100/200 LX, are NOT compatible. The 95 requires external power of 9 volts; while the 100/200 use 12 volts. Also, the 95 LX is designed to accept AC or DC power, while the 100/200 LX must have DC power, and the adapter must have a negative-tip plug (the inside is negative, while the plug barrel is positive. Furthermore, the HP 95 LX adapter (HP part 82241A) requires 120 volts at 60 Hz, while the HP 100/200 LX adapter (HP part F1011A #ABA) can take input of 100-240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz (in other words, it's a lot more forgiving on the input side, and can theoretically be used in other countries). So, do not try to use the 95 adapter with the 100/200, or vice versa -- especially if you're using the adapter to charge NiCad batteries (unless you like watching batteries explode...).
You can also use other manufacturer's adapters with the Palmtops, as long as
they meet the output requirements given above and below. (Radio Shack
adapters work quite well and are usually a heck of a lot cheaper...)
|Voltage Requirements for Palmtops|
|95 LX||100/200 LX|
|7.8-12 volts (nomimal 12V) at 350 mA AC, 175 mA DC||9.6-14.4 volts (nominal 12V) at 750 mA DC only|
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