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04-19-2004 02:51 PM  14 years agoPost 1
keqwow

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What are you guys using for a power supply for your Triton Chargers? Just curious. Thanks.

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04-19-2004 03:08 PM  14 years agoPost 2
keqwow

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I've heard of some people using computer power supplies like that...but I've heard mixed responses on it as well.....any input from others on the use of a computer power supply? n430ll, how did you "rewire" it? had any problems yourself?

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04-19-2004 03:11 PM  14 years agoPost 3
blockatvalpo

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This is what I use http://www.nowonsale.com/ppf/pCatID...X/itempage.asp. I really like it. I thouht about doing the computer supply, but didn't want to mess something up. For about $50 this really is worth it.

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04-19-2004 03:14 PM  14 years agoPost 4
HelicopterJohn

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Power Supply For Triton
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You might want to check this thread. It gives some links to different power supplies and I posted some pictures of one that I built and even provided a schematic that may be useful. Make sure you have your local electrician check the schematic out first.

Another Link on Triton Power Supplies

If I can help send me an e-mail.

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04-19-2004 03:21 PM  14 years agoPost 5
mobywho

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PC Powersupply. There are two ways of converting. A simple way is to put some sort of load on the 5V(red and back wire) side via resistor or car light bub. Then group all the yellow wire as out put to give you 12V(Yellow and Black). More info here http://www.rcbatteryclinic.com look on left hand side "PC Power Supply for Chargers". The other way is a little bit more work, by modifying the IC controller circuit inside the pc power supply. PM me if you would like to do this I will send you a pdf file via email attachement.

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04-19-2004 03:44 PM  14 years agoPost 6
keqwow

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anybody using the computer power supplies for larger NiCd batteries? If not, what are you using? I'd be interested in hearing from others who are using comp. power supplies for larger batteries. Thanks.

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04-19-2004 03:56 PM  14 years agoPost 7
rc30fan

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pc power supply
My triton has a $5 pc power supply wired with a pair of 10w resistors on the 5v line.
I use it for charging rx, tx, 24v gel batteries and also my 2amp 11.1v lipos. The pc power supply delivers ample current for my needs.

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04-19-2004 04:11 PM  14 years agoPost 8
mobywho

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It is NOT worth it unless you already have a PC PS just taking up space and you enjoy doing electronic mod. I would not go out and buy one and then mod it. You can pick up a nice one that put out 13 AMP on ebay for about $25 to $30. Some PC PS are build so cheap I would not even trust my PC on it. You know when you pick up a good one, it got a little weight to it. When mine is not use on my charger I use it to keep a car 12V cooler in my office for drink. Work great been using it for 4 months now. To ge the mod done you are looking at minimum of $5 for part and many hours to build and test b/4 trusting it for use on my Triton..

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04-19-2004 04:22 PM  14 years agoPost 9
Newdaddy

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This is a nice, compact, cheap power supply that will do 4.5 amps.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXDDD9&P=0

You might find it at a shop that stocks R/C car products.

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04-19-2004 04:22 PM  14 years agoPost 10
pilotError

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Power Supplies
Another Thread on the subject

Power Supply Thread

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04-19-2004 04:29 PM  14 years agoPost 11
keqwow

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Okay....well I have a lot of choices....perhaps I should narrow it down a little...whether I decide to go with a pc power supply (I actually have a high quality one sitting around collecting dust still new in the box, but I don't know if I trust myself to "hack" it all up), or coughing up the $60+ dollars to buy one....what are the specs I should be looking at....if I want to get into some larger packs for helis later down the road...or "average" battery packs anyway....what amps and volts should I be looking for as minimum specs?

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04-19-2004 04:45 PM  14 years agoPost 12
keqwow

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This was kind of a cool idea used on another post....anyone else use these? Seem cheap enough, and possibly "safer" to use??? Any input?? For only like $24 they seem too good to be true if you can use them without any problems...check out the link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...2395354421&rd=1

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04-19-2004 05:16 PM  14 years agoPost 13
HelicopterJohn

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Shipping and Handling/Insurance Charges
keqwow

$24.00 was the starting bid not the buy it now price. Also check out these extra charges.

Shipping/Handling Rate $22.50

Insurance Rate $2.95

Maybe someone here could offer information on "how long" the Triton will run off this battery. It is my understanding that the Triton uses quite a few amps to operate.

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04-19-2004 05:45 PM  14 years agoPost 14
keqwow

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i didn't bother reading the shipping fees because I hadn't planned on bidding on that....but from the other similar post that was linked above, it looks like these types of jump starters can be obtained from Walmart or the like for between $25-40. Just curious how well they work? Anybody?? anybody??

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04-19-2004 06:04 PM  14 years agoPost 15
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no one has mentioned it yet in this thread so I will. Go to your local radio shack. they had at least 3 different power supplies for use. ranging in 40 -125 bucks.

I got the 10 amp for about 80 bucks. It works well. They have new switching supplies that are lighter/more efficient but they are up there in price.

I hooked a RigRunner up to mine and converted all my ends for sermos connectors. Now whether I'm in the shop or in my truck my electronics and chargers can easily be plugged in and ready to rock.

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04-19-2004 06:21 PM  14 years agoPost 16
keqwow

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The pc power supply I have appears to be putting out 15 amps on the 12 volt wire....at least that is what I gather from the label on the side. I know that this is a better quality ATX power supply. I was going to use it for a good quality computer, but never got around to obtaining the rest of the parts I needed for it.

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04-19-2004 07:32 PM  14 years agoPost 17
blockatvalpo

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You can get one of the jump starters at wal-mart for about $75 I believe. Nice because it works at the field and at home.

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04-19-2004 08:24 PM  14 years agoPost 18
jwegman

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I've converted three AT PC power supplies (12v @ 10Amps).

I've salvaged these PC power supplies from older Pentium class AT cases and have had great success with my Sirius and Ace Smart chargers. The power supply will supply a solid 4.5 amps to my Sirius limited edition (puts out 2amps per channel - 2 channels total for 4+ amps - charges 2 completly discharged 2amp nicads in 1 hour)

With these AT PC power supplies, you use the 12v and ground leads for the charger, and you need to place a load on the 5 volt line to bring the 12v line up to 12v. I replace the standard 80cm cooling fan with a 4 LED variety (for case moders who like to add light to thier computer cases) and drive the fan at 5 volts which is sufficient to bring the 12v line up to spec. The slower turning cooling fan (5v instead of 12v) is fine because the power supply is NOT in a computer case and does not need to provide the primary computer case exhaust. The LEDs provides a nice touch to you know when the PS is running.

I've been installing two sets of banna plugs per power supply. I leave one PS at the field for others to use. (We have electricity at our field).

These AT 250 watt (12v @ 10amp) are a great inexpensive power supply for 12v chargers. They take me about an hour to modify and I take satisfaction in a job well done.

regards,
Jake

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04-19-2004 08:31 PM  14 years agoPost 19
sultan68

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Power supply
Novak N-Power...

It's 10A powers both my Supernova and Triton together at their maximum charge amperage. Works great!

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04-19-2004 11:22 PM  14 years agoPost 20
Fullagas

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I happened into a RS store having a close-out on older power supplies about a year ago. I got a 25 amp modern regulated supply for $45. Look around, I've found them in want-ads also.


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