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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 05 Aug 2016, 13:31

gutted... my other 2 psu's turned up today but ones dead... the other does a respectable 13.7v tho so thats a bonus.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby prettypolly » 05 Aug 2016, 23:17

sec1223 wrote:look what iv just got in very cheap as a donor case !... i can fit 2 SPSU's in there with room to spare lol

how loud are the fans?

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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 06 Aug 2016, 08:49

prettypolly wrote:
sec1223 wrote:look what iv just got in very cheap as a donor case !... i can fit 2 SPSU's in there with room to spare lol

how loud are the fans?


pretty quiet to say they are small.. i dont know if they will ramp up under full load but iv been drawing 18-20 amps off it and the case stays cold almost.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 06 Aug 2016, 09:06

sec1223 wrote:gutted... my other 2 psu's turned up today but ones dead... the other does a respectable 13.7v tho so thats a bonus.

I've had damaged units sent once, the secodary transformer cores where cracked and broken. Being a ferrite composition core there more brittle than traditional iron cores. I can only imagine they had been dropped or slammed down on a hard surface. Yes damaged goods very frustrating.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 06 Aug 2016, 09:19

iv ordered a few more, so he said he will replace the faulty one free
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby Dragonfly » 06 Aug 2016, 11:27

Picked up a XBOX 360 power brick for £1.50 at a car boot last week , Blade fuse fits perfect across the run terminals , saved cutting off the plug .
Rated 150 wat , 12.2 volt , 12.1 amp . Yet to try it for noise .
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 06 Aug 2016, 19:40

Dragonfly wrote:Picked up a XBOX 360 power brick for £1.50 at a car boot last week , Blade fuse fits perfect across the run terminals , saved cutting off the plug .
Rated 150 wat , 12.2 volt , 12.1 amp . Yet to try it for noise .


mint.. iv got a couple of these knocking around.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 06 Aug 2016, 19:42

£2.25 from flong kong. calibration pot on the back that wasnt actually that far out..
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 07 Aug 2016, 01:49

Dragonfly wrote:Picked up a XBOX 360 power brick for £1.50 at a car boot last week , Blade fuse fits perfect across the run terminals , saved cutting off the plug .
Rated 150 wat , 12.2 volt , 12.1 amp . Yet to try it for noise .

I think you'll be pleasantly supprised how good these are. I have run an 80 channel radio and a kl203p off one. I bought a lot of 8 of these for very little.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 07 Aug 2016, 01:50

sec1223 wrote:£2.25 from flong kong. calibration pot on the back that wasnt actually that far out..

Looking good !
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 08 Aug 2016, 14:09

project nearly done.. just waiting for the ammeter to arrive then i can spray the psu satin black and put the lid on.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 08 Aug 2016, 20:11

sec1223 wrote:project nearly done.. just waiting for the ammeter to arrive then i can spray the psu satin black and put the lid on.

Be cool when its done, how loud where your fans whilst idle from the psu ? I'm looking at some older units at the moment. A lot less current than what you've got there, about 30 Amps rating.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 08 Aug 2016, 20:20

fans are no louder than the pc TBH.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 08 Aug 2016, 21:24

sec1223 wrote:fans are no louder than the pc TBH.

Ok thanks for that, I might grab one of them as well then. :thumbup:
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 09 Aug 2016, 05:42

Iv got one already converted. Drop me a pm if your interested ;)
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