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From: Robert Baer
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Subject: Re: Use AT power supply w/o computer
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 03:47:38 GMT
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Organization: EarthLink Inc. -- http://www.EarthLink.net
Evan Mann wrote:
> I have an AT (not ATX) power supply I'd like to use without the computer. I
> want to use it to power a charger I have for radio controlled car batteries.
> I run into two problems. First, it won't turn on since it's not connected
> to the motherboard. Could anyone tell me what I need to do about this? I'm
> not an EE nor do I know much about this type of thing, so be kind to me
> Secondly, is there a simple way I can connect something up so I don't have
> to worry about my +12V signal being all over the place. That would make for
> some nastiness to my charger.
You need to have some load for it to work.
I have not experimented enough with one to say what the minimum load
is; it should not matter if you load the +5V or just the +12V line.
NOTE: ba advised that it will not properly charge up a car battery,
much less be a reasonable trickle charger, as charged batteries get to
the 14V region....
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