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Old 09-14-2007, 07:39 AM   #1
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Well I've decided that I should probably get a DC power supply but I don't really now what to be looking for, as far as how many amps or watts it can push out. I know that I want something thats 12volt DC power and that I can plug into my house current beyond that I'm lost. And why can't I use a computer power supply, they run the right current and have high amp capacitys.
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You can use a PC power supply, that's the cheapest option. Here are links how to tweak your PC PSU to use it with your charger:

http://www.marcee.org/Articles/PCPowerSupply.htm
http://web2.murraystate.edu/andy.bat...owersupply.htm
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Hobbico model 930 power supply is the one I use for my triton charger it works great for me at home and it has the proper outputs for 3amps and 11.5amps. Check it out.
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well I've found a CPU power supply thats up to 20 amps, am I correct in assuming that that would pretty much power anything I need to supply power too? also whats a good power splitter, I guess a power bar or something to plug all my electronics into it.
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This should do -> http://shopping.rcmodel.hk/product_i...oducts_id=5050

I think you can find them almost in any HS. But if you are going to make the PSU yourself, I think you can also make something up for splitting and save a few bucks

To hold just 1 charger, 300W PSU will be more than enough, if you have 2 chargers, 400W should be fine. Look at the brands, I would recommend FSP or HEC, imho the best quality/price comparsion.
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Actually, running 2 chargers charging at 6 Amps (assuming that the PS is actually supplying 13.8V), that is only 165 Watts. A 300W PS is more than enough. I use the Radio Shack 15 Amp PS (13.8V * 15 A = 207 Watts), and I can charge 2 packs @ 6 A each using 2 Duratrax ICE chargers, as well as powering my MuchMore CTX-D without breaking a sweat.
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