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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,560
Posted By Makalu
Gigabyte Odin GT's were made by CWT and were the...

Gigabyte Odin GT's were made by CWT and were the first digital PSU's IIRC.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-09-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 8,010
Posted By Makalu
i got lost following the discussion but 240,...

i got lost following the discussion but 240, neutral and ground is what you want and the PSU or any European 240V only appliance will work fine. It does violate code to stay with 14awg wiring but...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-30-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 10,347
Posted By Makalu
i was gonna ask what he's engineered for PCP&C...

i was gonna ask what he's engineered for PCP&C over the last 20some years but then i remembered how i wanted to be an engineer once too but they made me ride in a boxcar with the other hobos...
Forum: For Sale/Trade 06-16-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 3,021
Posted By Makalu
Hantek Oscillosope For Sale - SOLD

I have a Hantek DSO-2250 USB scope kit as here:

http://circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/10266

with a set of two extra 150hz probes for sale for $150 (includes shipping to the lower 48...
Forum: Testing Methodology Discussion 05-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,240
Posted By Makalu
well I think the PSU guidelines for ripple...

well I think the PSU guidelines for ripple measurements just specify some capacitance across the probe tip and not the load. The PSU itself presents a capacitative load at power-on as Travis...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-29-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 6,424
Posted By Makalu
lol CPU heatsinks are extruded aluminum...

lol CPU heatsinks are extruded aluminum too...Mastech isn't top quality but this is a much better quality DMM than the little extech...circuit specialists sells flukes too so your attempt to belittle...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-29-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 6,424
Posted By Makalu
well my initial set-up with just ~1200W worth of...

well my initial set-up with just ~1200W worth of loads and a hot box and DC volt/amp meters but only a cheap kill-o-watt for AC cost me about $500 but it can be done for less.

The Extech EX320...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-28-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,294
Posted By Makalu
if the 10% tolerance is ok (i.e. you get...

if the 10% tolerance is ok (i.e. you get precision with your metering and not with your loads) then this is about as cheap a load you'll find...~$20 for 225W w/o cooling.
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-16-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,745
Posted By Makalu
well I think the only connectors on those rails...

well I think the only connectors on those rails are PCIe which only supplies 12V and never seen a drive connector adapter that gets the 12V off a PCIe and 5V off a erm well it would be another drive...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,461
Posted By Makalu
The Great Wall Diablotek's have been listed at...

The Great Wall Diablotek's have been listed at 80+ for a long time but haven't seen any sign of them at the company site or places that sell Diabloteks...I tried to get one of the 80+ samples that...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-02-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 19,179
Posted By Makalu
hmm well I dunno why they thought adding a...

hmm well I dunno why they thought adding a voltage sensor would do that especially since the voltage difference between 75W and 150W isn't that much...the only way to ensure a connector can provide...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-02-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 19,179
Posted By Makalu
I don't know why PCI SIG was worried about...

I don't know why PCI SIG was worried about putting 150W on a connector that's still rated for more...obviously there's no point in a sensor wire if the PSU doesn't use it for regulation and PSU's...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-21-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,111
Posted By Makalu
hmm well I guess any contact type sensor is...

hmm well I guess any contact type sensor is really measuring it's own temperature and not what it's in contact with but the two should equalize over time. Most people are using K-type thermocouples...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-20-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,111
Posted By Makalu
yeah I think a temp delta of 20C is high...the...

yeah I think a temp delta of 20C is high...the design puts primary heatsinks so close to the exhaust is some of it I reckon (just due to proximity between the temp probe and the sinks)...plus a...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-19-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 15,393
Posted By Makalu
They could save some money by not putting an...

They could save some money by not putting an "ER"/round label on a square transformer...they aren't fooling anybody that matters anyway.
Forum: Testing Methodology Discussion 10-17-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,773
Posted By Makalu
yeah it's probably picking up some AC common mode...

yeah it's probably picking up some AC common mode interference somehow somewhere...I guess try different circuits but should share the same ground as the PSU under test. Can try floating the scope...
Forum: Testing Methodology Discussion 10-17-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,773
Posted By Makalu
It's AC powered right? not USB powered like the...

It's AC powered right? not USB powered like the Stingray?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-17-2010
Replies: 191
Views: 62,383
Posted By Makalu
ha yeah the warranty stickers usually get broken...

ha yeah the warranty stickers usually get broken within a week here but still haven't cracked open my favorite the Odin GT 550 and won't until/unless I find a Yate Loon 140mm ball-bearing high speed...
Forum: Testing Methodology Discussion 10-16-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 6,238
Posted By Makalu
if the fan doesn't have rpm circuitry in it then...

if the fan doesn't have rpm circuitry in it then you're out of luck and if the fan does have it then it'll already have an rpm wire.

I don't think you can mount a tachometer in a permanent...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,796
Posted By Makalu
I get old used low-end PSU's thru a local charity...

I get old used low-end PSU's thru a local charity that collects them but usually have no idea which system they came out of and no idea how much usage and also no idea how long the PSU may have been...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-14-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,117
Posted By Makalu
I started a 3-way neweggs best selling crap...

I started a 3-way neweggs best selling crap roundup and got sidetracked but that's one of them.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-14-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 7,777
Posted By Makalu
well 10 or 15 years ago when I was obsessed with...

well 10 or 15 years ago when I was obsessed with peltiers and fans they didn't...not those brands specifically...but in general the distances were all over the place. But maybe they've got their act...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-14-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 7,777
Posted By Makalu
well you'd get another general sense of the noise...

well you'd get another general sense of the noise in addition to the voltage and rpm measurements + rated fan specs...it may happen sometime in the future.

I don't have a TPN750 but I suspect...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-13-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 7,777
Posted By Makalu
well I think my sound level results would mostly...

well I think my sound level results would mostly only be good for comparing with my own results in different reviews. If all the fan makers used the same system for rating it would help a lot.
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-13-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 7,777
Posted By Makalu
yeah...me shorting out the fan controller doesn't...

yeah...me shorting out the fan controller doesn't have anything to do with a warranty though...should probably change that. I'm afraid that decent recording gear is out of my price range too...
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