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Old 09-29-2003, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Has Anyone Tried Using PC Power Supplies for charging??????

I would like to hear from anyone who has successfully used a pc power supply for battery charging, are their any mods necessary and what size/type of power supply did you use???

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I use a PC powersupply for powering my charger, all i did to it was what has been done in this article


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We used the same article at one point to convert a computer power supply, and it works fine.
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same here, been using it for a few months now, works fine
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any idea where i might find that article? im interested in using my old computer powersupply as a charger power supply
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http://www.magicookie.com/prodigy/psupplyprint.htm
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http://www.magicookie.com/prodigy/psupplyprint.htm
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thank you all for ur help, its greatly appreciated
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i've fried to power supply's trying to do it

it worked fine at first for abou 2 months and fried it. i tryed to fix it but couldnt. then i made another one fried it in abou 1 month or 2
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I used the same article to build mine. It worked great until it blew up. I forgot to insulate it, DOH! Just make sure you do EVERYTHING the article says.
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I am...sorta. In data centers they use 48V and 12V power to run things. Why? I dunno. I got a hold of a 12V 50A Lambda supply that I use. It sounds like a jet, but it has enough juice to run my chargers, and everyone elses around me. They can be had for really cheap (I paid $20 for mine) if you hunt the surplus places.



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