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Using a Computer PSU without a computer

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by simon lloyd, May 6, 2005.

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  1. simon lloyd

    simon lloyd Guest

    Hello, I'm wanting to use a computer PSU as a PSU. The one I've just bought
    doesn't work. I'm assuming that's because it needs a computer. So.... what
    does the motherboard do, maybe connects the grey to the green, or the purple
    to ground, or...does anyone know please??

    Simon
     
  2. ryan wiehle

    ryan wiehle Guest

    connect a 2A load on the 5v leads
     
  3. Andy P

    Andy P Guest

    And also ground the green wire to turn it on. Well...possibly green.
    IF it's one of them there proprietary ones it might not be the green
    wire...but usually it's the green one.
     
  4. simon lloyd

    simon lloyd Guest

    Thanks very much. Power supply working fine.

    Simon
     
  5. Dwayne

    Dwayne Guest

    I sincerly hope you're not a bomb technician (just joking ~:).

    Dwayne
     
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