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From: "Pacific Freight"
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Subject: Re: computer power supplies in series
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Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 00:47:37 GMT
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"Trampas" wrote in message
> Purchase yourself a car battery charger, more current and 12Volts output.
****Car battery chargers go up to around 5A max. Unless you want a really
big one that will cost $$$. Also, not regulated enough. With the PC power
supply, I'll have 20A.
> wrote in message
> > Pacific Freight wrote:
> > > I have been using a single PC PSU at 5V for electroplating metals but
> > > more voltage now. Thinking of joining two together in series.
> > > I'm starting to wonder how safe it is to use this power supply now.
> > > using liquids etc....especially if one of the outputs is tied to
> > > So I want to know whether I can join two together in series and not
> > > safety issues.
> > Pretty much.
> > You'll need to find where (if?) the safety ground is connected to 0V on
> > PSU.
> > Now, remove that link, and install one to 5V.
> > Simply connect this PSU to the other one the right way round, and you
> > have +-5V around ground.
> > --
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