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Old 09-10-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Modified 600W ATX PSU - Trouble

I just converted an ATX 600W PSU for R/C use and have only one problem with it. If I try and run it from my portable generator it trips the A/C 5A breaker every time I turn it on. I know the problem has to do with the in rush current level prior to the capacitors charging up but just don't know how to limit the current into the rectifier side of the PSU to keep it from tripping the 5A breaker. When I plug it into normal hydro there is a very slight and brief flicker of the lights in my shop as it powers on. It shouldn't be pulling more than 10A prior to the capacitors charging but it is still too much for my generator to handle. Any ideas on how to fix the problem other than the obvious of buying a proper PS for the track would be great.

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