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Old Oct 28, 2010, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by LowFlier07 View Post
I am planning on purchasing this Bantam BC8HP Charger w/Balancer (280W). My question is - will this Compaq power supply (specs listed above) work with this charger? Is it enough volts and amp output? Or do I need two of these power supplies in series?

You can't use 2 of these power supplies in series on that charger, assuming you plan to use the 12V output, as the charger it limited to 18V input. Bantam specs say it needs 12V for full output, so this power supply will cover that. Next the BC8HP is rated at 280W, so assuming a 20% loss, 336W is needed for full charger output. This power supply is rated at 312W, so it will be close but I would bet it would be fine.

Making the PS work is another story. It looks like connects to something like a standard ATX motherboard plug, so it may need mod'd like an ATX power supply but that is up in the air in my mind. It will come down to how much you are willing to read/tinker with it.

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