[oclug][OT] power supplys
mbush at rogers.com
Sun Nov 17 09:50:18 EST 2002
Rod Giffin wrote:
>Ok. It is much easier to get one that already has an ATX power
>connector, but the connectors can be changed if the proper voltages are
>present on the DC rail.
>A word of caution. I cannot stress this enough.
>Switching power supplies like the one you've been mentioning have a live
>and exposed 660V AC rail. It is used to drive the DC timing circuit in
>the power supply. It can also store energy for a considerable time after
>power is removed from the 120V side.
>It packs enough juice to kill you if you touch it incorrectly. It's the
>reason why PC power supplies normally come totally enclosed.
>If you have no experience with high voltage electronics, do not mess
>with it yourself. Get somebody who is trained with switching power
>supplies to do this for you.
Thats what I figured (Although I did not know about the danger after the
unplugging), that it's probably easier and safer if I find one that is
already ATX compatible..
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