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Old 04-09-2007, 10:40 AM
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Ok guys, I DID use the search feature, and read everything I could find about power supplys. After reading everything, I decided to go with the Pyramid PSV-200 to power my ICE Charger. However when I started looking for the best deal I could find on one, I ran across the new Pyramid PSV-300 30a power supply. I like the front mounted terminals on this one as well.

http://buyreliant.com/psupplies/psv300.htm

And I was wondering if for the few dollar difference if this would be a better choice than the PSV-200

Thanks for any help and advice.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:47 AM
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I read the fine print and this little gem showed up....
Outputs: 13.8VDC At Up To 20 Amps Continuous

Up to means it can surge to 30 but 20 is the max you should expect....
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:02 AM
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Yes, but 20 amps continuous should be more than enough to power one and occassionally two ICE chargers. What is the constant on the PSV-200 if the max is only twenty amps?
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The PSV-200 does 20 amps continuous.
The PSV-300 does 30 amps continuous.

Here are the manuals:
PSV-200
PSV-300

Nice find! The PSV-300 must be relatively new. This seems like the new "best bang for the buck" power supply. I am also happy to read that (like the PSV-200) the fan on the new PSV-300 turns on only when needed.

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Old 04-09-2007, 01:17 PM
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I think I am going to order one today, looks like a very nice power supply for the price. And I definately like the front jacks on the PSV-300 over the rear jacks on the 200.
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see you here again in 6 months

has anyone had this power supply stop working.
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see you here again in 6 months
What's that supposed to mean?
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:14 PM
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on ave alot of ppl blow up Pyramid power supply's

but it is a good price

i use a competition electronics supply and ya the cost is high but it runs all 3 of my charger's and i know it will last a long time. i hope.
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Honestly, I have heard more good than bad about them, other than from a few people hung up on names, the consensus seems to be pretty good. I also know of several ham radio operators that have used Pyramid supplies for years and swear by them. I guess I will take my chances and see how it performs.
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