RunRyder RC
 5  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 1 page 408 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopter
e-
Electric Battery-Charger-pSupply
› PC Power Supply?
12-21-2017 09:51 AM  6 months agoPost 1
mcfast

rrKey Veteran

Quebec Quebec Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Can you use a PC power supply to power up your lipo charger?

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-21-2017 10:18 AM  6 months agoPost 2
rcflyerheli

rrKey Veteran

Granbury, TX USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Yes you can. Some of the least expensive supplies come from computer servers. I have been using these things with two in series for 24v output for a couple years now.

Goblin 700, Trex 700DFC, Gaui X7, Logo 690SX, Logo 600SX; Trex 470 Trex 500
Amain Team Rep

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-21-2017 11:44 AM  6 months agoPost 3
DemetriusUSN

rrVeteran

Virginia Beach, Va USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

EBAY has them really cheap, roughly $25 per unit and on YouTube you can find videos of how to properly ground one and what not to use them in series!!

Minicopter Diabolo 800, Minicopter Triabolo 700, Minicopter Diabolo 700, Minicopter 550,Compass 6hvu, Devil 380

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-21-2017 01:22 PM  6 months agoPost 4
Richardmid1

rrProfessor

Leeds, England

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Just make sure they have enough power as they are not as powerful as the server power supplies. Two 500W PC supplies in series would be best but say a single 300W supply is only going to be good for charging 6s at around 5A, it all depends what and how fast your charging.

60% of the time, it works every time!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-21-2017 02:26 PM  6 months agoPost 5
pctomlin

rrVeteran

Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The PC power supplies are typically not a good choice because of how the rails are set up to distribute it. Server supplies are a much better option.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-24-2017 12:28 PM  6 months agoPost 6
Rojoalfa

rrVeteran

Punta de Mata, Monagas-Venezuela

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

/
/

Well, IMO... one thing are your stuff at home and other thing are your stuff at flying site...

PC power supply are good choice to handle eventual charging at flying site...cheaper and easy to transport.

/

Saludos cordiales,

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-28-2017 02:34 AM  5 months agoPost 7
u8mydog

rrNovice

Ottawa, Ont

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If you do use a PC power supply, you will have to add a jumper between two pins on the cable that normally supplies power to the motherboard.

Here's a link that tells which pin needs to be tied to a ground pin: https://www.techpowerup.com/articles/other/22

..blades../b400/trex500/rap30/knight50

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-28-2017 03:04 AM  5 months agoPost 8
JuanRodriguez

rrProfessor

The Villages, Florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I believe that what’s being suggested is a power supply from a commercial server and not a power supply from a PC ......

PC power supplies were ok for early Lipo chargers such as the Triton but certainly not adequate for today’s higher tech chargers...//

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-14-2018 07:08 PM  5 months agoPost 9
mcfast

rrKey Veteran

Quebec Quebec Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I got my new charger last week and tried powering it with a PC power supply and it works great! this is an old PC power supply I modified it to a bench power supply with 3 outputs 12V 5V and 3.5V, can power up all my RC toys.

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-14-2018 07:16 PM  5 months agoPost 10
JuanRodriguez

rrProfessor

The Villages, Florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

mcfast
I got my new charger last week and tried powering it with a PC power supply and it works great! this is an old PC power supply I modified it to a bench power supply with 3 outputs 12V 5V and 3.5V, can power up all my RC toys.
Yup, they will work for the small stuff... built a couple of them myself years ago..... I was using a Triton charger at the time.....

But as has been stated, if you're going to do any serious charging you'll find that it's not adequate.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 408 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopter
e-
Electric Battery-Charger-pSupply
› PC Power Supply?
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 5  Topic Subscribe

Sunday, June 24 - 2:54 am - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online