Originally Posted by BringItOn
have you overcome the "problem" where when you connect devices to the PS that is already on then they PS will turn off? i.e having to connect devices before turning on the PS?
ATX power supplies have in-built peak current overload protection, so if you're already running a charger and then plug in a lathe etc then it's possible to trip the PSU.
I have noticed that as you increase the load on the 5v line - you increase the chance of tripping the PSU when connecting other devices.
Presumably, this occurs because with a higher loaded 5v line, the PSU is running closer to it's maximum wattage capability.
I know my converted PSU can run a couple of chargers plus my lathe all at once, but it requires me to spin the lathe over by hand when I switch it on so that there isn't any large current peaks which would trip the PSU.