Server converted power supplys.

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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 14 Aug 2016, 20:56

I think the 2k thing on pwr was just a figure of speech tbh I know PL well enough to know he's an electronics buff like the rest of us ! There was no bad feeling in his post I noted at all. So yep back on topic...

Anyone doing any modding atm don't be shy, post it up here in the thread, i'd love to see what you guys are doing out there.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby Admiral » 14 Aug 2016, 21:41

For the record, I consider PLL02A as a 'virtual' friend, so he was tugging my chain, as I tug his.

Moving on.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby Buick Mackane » 14 Aug 2016, 21:44

Admiral wrote:For the record, I consider PLL02A as a 'virtual' friend, so he was tugging my chain, as I tug his.

Moving on.


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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 14 Aug 2016, 21:48

Admiral wrote:For the record, I consider PLL02A as a 'virtual' friend, so he was tugging my chain, as I tug his.

Moving on.

Exactly that... :lol:
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby Admiral » 14 Aug 2016, 22:12

For clarification, as I tug his chain also. I don't tug anything else of his, except on his Birthday.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 15 Aug 2016, 07:19

posts deleted. long day and too much vodka lol

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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 15 Aug 2016, 09:42

sec1223 wrote:posts deleted. long day and too much vodka lol

apologies.

No one's perfect I'm certainly not lol. I'm hoping some others will post up there efforts on playing about with server supplys, atx, or old console psu's. Please post up here if you've had a go. Don't necessarly need pictures, but its always nice to see ! Let us know how you got on..

Did it go well ? Was it a nightmare ? Etc I know loads of you guys have tried it, or are at least thinking about giving it a go. So lets hear from you all out there !
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 15 Aug 2016, 10:36

iv done 4 of mine and im getting 13.8 out of them all with a multi turn 10k pot.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 16 Aug 2016, 00:34

sec1223 wrote:iv done 4 of mine and im getting 13.8 out of them all with a multi turn 10k pot.

Same model unit or different one's ? Its a result just getting it from one model / unit. What normally happens is the sense over voltage circuit shuts the show down, if an upper maximum tolerance is exceeded. I'm trying to get a noisy unit to play ball atm.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 16 Aug 2016, 06:06

they are all the same model sure.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby Dragonfly » 16 Aug 2016, 10:52

Question , If you up the voltage is the specified Amp output lower or the same .

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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 16 Aug 2016, 12:10

Dragonfly wrote:Question , If you up the voltage is the specified Amp output lower or the same .


its lower but not by a lot.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 16 Aug 2016, 20:01

What we looking at... Most won't want much over 30 Amps or there about's. So extra voltage versus lower current in almost all server psu's is not an issue. Even at higher currents its unlikley to be a problem, an 800 watt server unit should be rated at around 66.6 Amps at 12 volts, at 13.8 Volts that would be around 57.9 Amps. So you can see its really not a problem with higher current converted server units.

If your converting a 400 watt server unit or less it might become an issue. But if you take your maximum current needs into account you can opt for the server unit that best suits your needs. I'm sure most people wanting power is unlikley to exceed 50 Amps.. But if you do, there are units easily converted that can handle higher currents.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sec1223 » 19 Aug 2016, 18:12

my ammeter come today all the way from flong kong, so i can now finish my psu build!
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Postby sureshot » 19 Aug 2016, 20:59

sec1223 wrote:my ammeter come today all the way from flong kong, so i can now finish my psu build!

Look forward to seeing it Sec when you finished it. :thumbup:
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