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From: "Pacific Freight"
Subject: Re: Use AT power supply w/o computer
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"Evan Mann" wrote in message
> I have an AT (not ATX) power supply I'd like to use without the computer.
> want to use it to power a charger I have for radio controlled car
> 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?
> 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
> some nastiness to my charger.
You will need a dummy load to the order of around 1 Amp before the output
will be in its correct voltage rating. You will need this dummy load on both
the 5V and the 12V outputs. Car stop lamps will suffice for both dummy
When you apply mains power, does the fan spin for just a split second? It
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