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ATX Bench Power Supply – Convert a Computer Power Supply

If you require to buy a brand-new ATX power supply this technique is still a great deal less costly than acquiring an industrial workbench power supply, also. As well as opportunities are that you will not require to invest any kind of cash in all on the ATX power supply, I restored my own from an old Windows XP computer system and also it functions simply wonderful.

Industrial power materials with these type of present abilities can be extremely pricey, nonetheless, there is a more affordable option. With some basic electrical wiring, you can transform an ATX power supply from a home computer right into a qualified as well as reputable workbench power supply.

A power supply is an important tool for any type of electronic devices experimenter. While you can manage with USB adapters and also “wall surface protuberances” having a qualified high-current resource of 3.3, 5, as well as 12 volt DC power will certainly take your trying out to an additional degree.

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A computer system ATX power supply can be conveniently exchanged a effective as well as flexible power supply for your workbench. In this video clip, I’ll reveal you just how very easy it is to make that conversion.

There are 2 sorts of ATX power products generally being used, I will certainly reveal you the distinctions in between them. Either design can be utilized in this task.

Right here is the Table of Contents for the video clip:

00:00 – Introduction
04:36 – Parts made use of in Project
10:06 – ATX Supply pinouts
13:46 – ATX Supply Inside
16:17 – Testing ATX Supply
19:14 – Hookup Diagram
22:48 – Building the Power Supply
30:17 – Testing the Power Supply
31:59 – Adding a Power Meter

If you are uncertain concerning opening a power supply (or if you have a brand-new one still under guarantee) do not do it, you can still construct this task one more means. I review that at the verdict of the video clip.

One note – there are numerous means to do this as well as I detail a few of them in the video clip. A number of approaches (consisting of the one I made use of) entail opening the ATX power supply. , if you do that BE VERY CAREFUL as some of the parts in the supply can preserve a high-voltage cost for hrs or also days after the supply has actually been unplugged.


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