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    Default Load Tester project finished

    Today I managed to finally finish the final modifications and my Load Tester (Faganas ATE ) is 100% ready!

    I installed the following relay boards (costed about 170 euros)



    and I had the following result.



    Now with my program I fully control the load tester and the test PSU. I also take readings from a LabJack datalogger and the Prova WM-01 power meter.

    The two fan buttonσ you see in the bottom are the first for two 220V fans and the second for two Scythe Ultra Kazes 120mm (3000RPM!). The latter make some serious noise! I also have about (I lost count) 12 fans inside and in the back of the case (most 120mm and some 80mm).

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    Cool. I like the software interface.

    You plan on putting all that in a box or something?

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    I have housed my load tester in a CM690 case but with the addition of the relays it barely fits inside this case. I had to do a lot of ghetto mods.


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    A bigger case? LOL!

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    That is just awesome.
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    Very nice

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    Very nice, just keep it cool!

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    thanks to all of you for your good words I am very glad you like my work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crmaris View Post
    thanks to all of you for your good words I am very glad you like my work.
    It's not often that I see a project executed with as much attention to detail as yours. I thought it was cool when you built the load tester in the first place, but now that you've put the entire package together and configured it to be controlled by a single piece of software, I'm very impressed. You did a hell of a job.
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    thanks To tell you the truth the software part was far more time consuming (and difficult) than the hardware part of the loader. But I saw the whole project as a chance to practice also my Delphi skills

    Today I made a little addition to the software interface, a chart for the efficiency. The two screenshot buttons are the bottom one for the whole program window capture and the second for the chart only.


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