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Old 07-10-2002, 04:59 PM   #1
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i'm getting a team orion 31000 discharger see attachment that runs on 12VDC only. and i want to get a power supply that could handle this.

at home, i have a 230 and a 300 Watt power supply from my old computer, and yes it does supply 12 Volts.

can i use this to supply power to the discharger?


thanks in advance guys.
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Old 07-10-2002, 10:42 PM   #2
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i checked out my power supply from my computer, it's rated at 22 amps max at 12 Volts

so what u guys think?
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Old 07-11-2002, 01:34 AM   #3
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Some of local guy here make use of it to power their charger and discharger.
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I would suggest you confirm the power requirements of the discharger. I have a Tekin DIS350 that pulls half an AMP or so. PC power supplies aren' real hot for powering things other then computers, but one might drive your discharger. I suggest you save up a couple hundred dollars and buy a Dick Smith/Jaycar power supply rated at a minimum or [email protected]

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If you are using the supply just for the discharger then anything will do...the supply is only to power the fan and the display!!

nerdling- My Tekin works great without any 12v source, what is the supply for? sorry I got it used with no instructions!
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Only problem is that if your supply is from an ATX case, you have to put a load across the 5v side to get the 12v output!

Some guy posted a real detailed set of instructions on how to covert computer PS for RC use and he suggested it. Sorry can't get any more 'technical' than that...I just followed the instructions to a 'T' and it worked for me!!
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here are some good instructions

http://bubalouie.topcities.com/PSC.htm
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[B]If you are using the supply just for the discharger then anything will do...the supply is only to power the fan and the display!!
Yep, almost anything will do.

Contact Orion for amp draw info. I believe it's quite low. Then you dont need to carry the computer supply to the track...
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thanks guys
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dtm - Yup the DIS350 works quite well with out external power, but, you need external power to scroll through the different bit's of information is available, like time to discharge and mAh discharged etc etc...

The instructions say all this should work without external power but mine needs power.

sorry about the confusioon.
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