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Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 2,746
Posted By 370forlife
It seems to be quite impossible to directly...

It seems to be quite impossible to directly overlay eachother as the screw holes wind up overlapping, no matter how far down you move the C-14 connector inside the C-20.

If'n you don't care that...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,514
Posted By 370forlife
Firearms are legal to own in Australia, though...

Firearms are legal to own in Australia, though you must acquire a Firearms license (which, for the most part, means you must demonstrate a real reason to own a firearm such as pest control or clay...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-01-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,973
Posted By 370forlife
Definitely a Young Year. They're built a bit...

Definitely a Young Year. They're built a bit better than most cheap half bridge units, but not much better. If recapped, I would trust it with a low end, older system.

6.3A fuse in a design this...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 7,005
Posted By 370forlife
Anodia is quite an unknown brand, but I have only...

Anodia is quite an unknown brand, but I have only ever seen them used in newer Solytech built power supplies.

Also, almost all power supplies have optocouplers. Half-bridge units with two...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-27-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 7,005
Posted By 370forlife
Those Y caps are definitely not safety approved....

Those Y caps are definitely not safety approved. Neither is that NTC Thermistor. And those cheap glass fuses almost always explode when they fail. If this were to ever fail, it would probably shoot...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-16-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 4,393
Posted By 370forlife
I see 4 1.5A diodes on the primary. Probably at...

I see 4 1.5A diodes on the primary. Probably at best a 250W unit under there.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-12-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 7,316
Posted By 370forlife
I'm not sure exactly how the hierarchy goes, but...

I'm not sure exactly how the hierarchy goes, but I believe Powsun is the company that makes power products, and Powergiga is the PC power supply arm.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-14-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 5,622
Posted By 370forlife
You can probe the power supply while it is...

You can probe the power supply while it is running. Just don't short the black wires (ground) with any other wire (Yellow 12v, Red 5v, Orange 3.3v, etc...)

This is the multimeter I use:
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 4,912
Posted By 370forlife
I agree, the caps look like BH and Nicon. The...

I agree, the caps look like BH and Nicon. The last time I saw that combination of capacitors was in a Keerda Electronics built Logisys.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 5,909
Posted By 370forlife
The 12E's 5vsb circuit is just a bog standard 2...

The 12E's 5vsb circuit is just a bog standard 2 transistor circuit found in most low end units. There is a 50v, 47uf cap that when it goes bad, it causes the 5vsb to become a 25+vsb. Using a high...
Forum: Off Topic 06-05-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By 370forlife
Half bridge, with two transistor 5vsb circuit,...

Half bridge, with two transistor 5vsb circuit, and the larger transistor is not directly mounted to the primary heatsink. It has some sort of temperature controlled fan.

The entire construction...
Forum: Testing Methodology Discussion 05-01-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 27,428
Posted By 370forlife
No nicknames for the Nikon yet? I would have...

No nicknames for the Nikon yet? I would have thought you would have been calling it Nicki Imaj or something equally as silly by now.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-18-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 16,614
Posted By 370forlife
Ahh yes, the ol' Sunpro Safety Series. I had a...

Ahh yes, the ol' Sunpro Safety Series. I had a raidmax 500W version:

http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=11059&highlight=raidmax

It was surprisingly good, for a sunpro at least. It...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-16-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,796
Posted By 370forlife
No, but they are arguably the number 1 thing that...

No, but they are arguably the number 1 thing that effects lifespan and reliability.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,688
Posted By 370forlife
http://www.hypermicro.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=PS...

http://www.hypermicro.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=PSMA001&type=0&eq=&desc=HIGH-POWER-420W-P4-SSI-PS%2f2-PSU-BULK&key=it

A bit heavy on the 5v and 3.3v, but High Power's are decent.
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-11-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 5,222
Posted By 370forlife
http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/14...

http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/145362/RUBYCON/MXR.html

Check here. A Rubycon MXR series in 450V, 330uf should be 30mm Dia x 50mm height or 35mm Dia x 40mm height. Check these...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-11-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 5,222
Posted By 370forlife
Wouldn't surprise me if they are fake, I had a...

Wouldn't surprise me if they are fake, I had a Cool Power Gamer 775W that was made by Powergiga/Leadman and it had NCC primaries:

http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=15305

Only it was...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-10-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 5,222
Posted By 370forlife
http://www.powergiga.com/pcpower_80plus.htm ...

http://www.powergiga.com/pcpower_80plus.htm

Here's the model it is based off of. It looks like its not the total base model as it has some beefy-ish heatsinks compared to the one in the link.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-03-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,092
Posted By 370forlife
Out of the two cases you posted, the Rosewill...

Out of the two cases you posted, the Rosewill seems to have the best power supply that comes with it. The label on the power supply in the Xion reminds me all to much of linkworld.

Though if you...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-01-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,090
Posted By 370forlife
600W is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy overkill. You likely...

600W is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy overkill. You likely will not see more than 100W draw with that system.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086

That would do well.

If...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,264
Posted By 370forlife
CS (thats what their symbol is supposed to be,...

CS (thats what their symbol is supposed to be, but the real name as pointed out earlier is 12KJ) are not so good caps, though even the worst brand primary capacitors can last a while, as they do not...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 10-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,128
Posted By 370forlife
I believe the PWM/protections chip (those chips...

I believe the PWM/protections chip (those chips do in fact have OPP, whether active or not,) is custom made for sunpro, and as such is named after the design of their safety units.
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 10-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,128
Posted By 370forlife
Ahh, you're right! AT-2005B sounded familiar to...

Ahh, you're right! AT-2005B sounded familiar to me, I should have remembered sunpro likes to use that number for their safety series. RSY has their funky transformers that I can't remember the name...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 10-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,128
Posted By 370forlife
Ahh, the good ol' RSY built coolmax units. Never...

Ahh, the good ol' RSY built coolmax units. Never heard of that cap brand before. Add it to the list...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-29-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6,130
Posted By 370forlife
Take note that on the 30A rectifier used for the...

Take note that on the 30A rectifier used for the 5vsb, they only used one of the input legs so it can only handle up to 15A.
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