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Old 07-31-2005, 12:45 PM   #16
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  • How do I get power into the supply?
  • Do I need to build a junction box for the PSV200 model?
1.Well, most of the power supply is actually a converter from AC to DC.
So its a AC 110v/220-240v to DC 12v.

2.A junction box is not a luxury but most of the times its a necessity.
You can either build one with on/off switch and fans or just straight get a Team Much More Power Station Multi Distributor.


IMHO, a junction box doesnt need an input/output fan. Its seriously aint that hot that it will melt the solder not melt the casing.

Hope it helps.
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IMHO, a junction box doesnt need an input/output fan. Its seriously aint that hot that it will melt the solder not melt the casing.
You wouldn't beleive the number of people that have told me that, I just did it because I think it looks cool.
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:00 PM   #18
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Still have a few questions:
  • How do I get power into the supply?
  • Do I need to build a junction box for the PSV200 model?

A power supply is not battery, meaning you must have it plugged into an AC current power source.... like your wall socket your TV plugs into...

Junction boxes are nice and convenient, but unless you are running more than 2 items at a time they are just for looks and actually take up more space and "clutter" things up more.... Now if you need to run 2-3 chargers, 2 discharge trays, coolings fans, and a set of tire warmers.... you NEED a junction box.... But it doesn't need to be cooled.....
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:00 PM   #19
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Ok. All of my questions have been answered some way or another. Thanks.

Ok, I don't need two fans. When I build one, should I have a power switch for the WHOLE box or a switch on the box for each output pair?
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You wouldn't beleive the number of people that have told me that, I just did it because I think it looks cool.
Yeah. I thought the same way before.
I built my Power Junction v1.0 with fan on both side.
Was the butt of jokes for months in our local track.
They were saying how scared i was tat the thing would catch fire and etc.
Built another v1.1.
Was great but looks horrible.
Now have finish building v2.0
Looks better and works better too.

WIthout the fan of cause.
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Ok. All of my questions have been answered some way or another. Thanks.

Ok, I don't need two fans. When I build one, should I have a power switch for the WHOLE box or a switch on the box for each output pair?
You can design urs to be almost the same as Much More equipment.
(just hope they dont send their lawyers to have lunch with you).
It has 5 output with 3 on/off button.
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I could have done without the 5 switches, but I figured what the hell, I'm going though the trouble to make the box why not make it ultra pimp so i can laugh at the people with the much more.
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Could someone possibly post a picture of the inside of their junction box? I am thinking about making one and would like some ideas. Thanks
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:51 PM   #24
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A power supply is essentialy a converter of AC to DC? You need to have it plugged into a wall socket the whole time you use it?

If so, how come some guys at the track don't have extension cords going all over the place?
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Building a junction box is pretty simple, you don't need any switches really.... just don't go sticking metal objects in the terminals...LOL

simply you have a positive and a negative wire running into the box, you want a wire connecting all of your positive terminals and another wire connecting all of the negative terminals.... and obviously the positive wire going into the box connects to teh positive terminals and the negative to the negatives...... basically VVVVVVVV


__________________________________________________ _________

---------- wiring O terminals / switch

WITHOUT SWITCHES

PS POS-------------------[----O-----O-----O----O] POSITIVE SIDE
OUTSIDE BOX INSIDE BOX
PS NEG-------------------[----O-----O-----O----O] NEGATIVE SIDE



I'm sure somebody will show you a pic of the inside of their box if you need one
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Heres my v2.0 Power Distributor
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Why not just use the jack in the wall?
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I'm a little confused. I just plug the power supply into a 110V wall socket and keep it plugged in while using it?
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Why not just use the jack in the wall?
Higher end chargers run off of 12v DC not 110V AC
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Thanks for the explanations and the pictures. Thats what I thought it was supposed to be like, but just double checking.
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