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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by tscottme, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. tscottme

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    Do PC power supplies provide clean DC power for projects?
     
  2. Terry King

    Terry King Guest

    Do PC power supplies provide clean DC power for projects?

    Scott, many people use them as a test bench supply, or for other
    projects. Here's a pointer to a test bench supply:
    http://academic1.bellevue.edu/robots/powerSupply/

    But use google.com to search on "PC Power Supply" and testbench etc. and
    you'll find lots of references.

    Bottom line: You have to put some fixed load on the +5 supply, drawing 1
    to 2 amps, for them to regulate properly. I like to use a 6V automotive
    tail light bulb as a load and a pilot light...
     
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