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HelicopterMain Discussion › What power supply with triton charger??
06-02-2004 02:09 AM  13 years agoPost 41
revelstone77

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I use the same PS that almontema provided the link to. Was cheap and works perfectly. It's not much bigger than the Triton itself.

Hal

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06-02-2004 10:40 AM  13 years agoPost 42
Drunk Monk

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Works good for me


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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06-02-2004 11:10 AM  13 years agoPost 43
nivlek

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As I have said before, I spent the last seven years testing and repairing
switch mode power supplies and I wouldn't consider using a PC power supply to run my chargers.The majority of switch mode failures are caused by the owners using the supply outside of its intended useage,
and running a charger from a PC power supply falls into this catagory.
You might get away with it, but without ever seeing the switching waveform under all your load conditions, you cannot be certain that the
waveform is stable.Also it would be adviseable to load all the unused
outputs to 20% of their maximum intended load to ensure stability.
Just not worth the risk or effort as far as I am concerned.

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06-02-2004 11:20 AM  13 years agoPost 44
Drunk Monk

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The only batts I charge are 4 cell upto 3300 and 8 cell 1700 so the psu isn't doing a lot. The supply was free from a knackered computer I repaired so even if it blows it's not going to cost. It won't damage the charger since that's protected internally anyway. I've had the supply powering 2 chargers drawing current totalling about 5 amps and it all worked fine.

I'd say if you've got a computer psu then use it and see if it works. If it doesn't then you haven't lost out and just go and pay ££ for a proper PSU. Alot of people use them and yes I agree that they are not the right tool for the job, but they are cheap and can be easily got hold of.

Just my opinion anyway


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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06-02-2004 11:26 AM  13 years agoPost 45
nivlek

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Monk, if the supplies regulation circuit fails, there is no certainty that the OVP,(overvoltage protection) will actually work, and there is a good chance that you will stick a high voltage into your charger before the PC
power suppy blows up.
Your money, your risk.

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06-02-2004 11:34 AM  13 years agoPost 46
Drunk Monk

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there is no certainty that the OVP,(overvoltage protection) will actually work
I'm not relying on the psu to protect the charger since it has it's own build in protection for overvoltage.


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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