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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:19 PM
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In-line On/Off Switch Y-Connector Power Cord for 12V/24V PSU by Solid Hobby

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Ever wish your converted server power supply (PSU) had an on/off switch? Well, now it can!

If you want to get rid of the clutter of a power strip, or just want a solid solution for connecting both of your PSUs with one plug and get an on/off switch to boot, then my dual line switched power cord is the perfect solution for you!

The main cord is 6 feet long (can be custom made to any length - PM me your requirements). The cords and switch are rated up to 15 amps on 125v AC in the US for both dual line switched power cords, 10 amps on 125v AC for the single line switched power cords. The European cords are rated up to 10 amps on 230VAC.

Just to be sure it is solid, I built a dummy load that loads up two series HP DPS-600PB PSUs to the max (about 1150 watts) and ran it this way for 2 hours, the cords performed amazingly well!

These power cords are standard computer power cords with all three prongs on the plug still intact, including the ground pin. Please ensure that your power supply can accept standard unmodified computer power cords. If you have any questions, please PM me or post your questions here. You can also read more about this important safety note by clicking here: DC Isolation

It is now available in two styles, top mount or hanging, and two types single or dual:

Dual Line Top Mount Design - Price is $21 + shipping (see note on shipping below).
(includes Velcro for mounting)

Note: If you have the DPS-600PB PSU the top mount design works best if you remove the little metal strips at the back of the PSU. I pry them up with a flat head screw driver to break them loose then pull them out quickly with pliers. "Quickly" is key, if you are too slow sometimes only part of the metal piece breaks off and the little remaining pieces are more difficult to remove.

Dual Line Hanging Style - Price is $20 + shipping (see note on shipping below).

Single Line Top Mount Design - Price is $18 + shipping (see note on shipping below).

Single Line Hanging Style - Price is $17 + shipping (see note on shipping below).

I can accept PayPal. Please PM me for PayPal payment instructions.

Note on shipping
Shipping costs are purely what it costs me to ship the power supply to you. I do not mark them up or include any amount for packaging or handling costs. In an effort to make shipping costs as fair and low cost as possible, I am offering multiple shipping methods. In most cases FedEx will be the least expensive option, but this is dependent on location. Please visit www.solidhobby.com to view the cost of shipping using either FedEx, USPS, or UPS to your location. Just add your desired product(s) into your shopping cart and see the shipping options prior to check out.

I also sell these and Solid Hobby power supplies at www.solidhobby.com

All styles and models available in US 125V & European 230V. Let me know if you need something other than US or European and I can probably get you that countries plug type as well.

If you are interested in the power supplies pictured below, I sell them here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1795990

In the event you are unsatisfied in any way, send it back to me for a full refund. My goal is to provide the best customer service in order to earn your trust and your continued business for all your power supply needs (more to come). Thanks for looking, and hopefully buying

Jeremy Olson
Solid Hobby, LLC
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:17 AM
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PM responded. First customer! Thank you!
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Great idea!
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Thanks JonathanSwift! PM me if I can interest you in purchasing one
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:35 PM
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are you gonna have a website for these and other stuff you may offer
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Yes, I plan to do so eventually.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:03 AM
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PM received. Thanks guys! Keep the orders coming, I have plenty to go around.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Nice....been looking for something like this. Please check your PMs.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 03:08 PM
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PM received. Thanks Doc Austin! Good luck on your new EF Laser build.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 02:38 AM
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Awesome. I want one, BUT I need it rated for 230V with a euro plugg. Something you can do?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:58 AM
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I think I can do that. I will need some lead time to get the parts together. What max amp rating do you need?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 09:33 AM
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I think I can do that. I will need some lead time to get the parts together. What max amp rating do you need?
Not sure. I am running this: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1626229

with a PL8.

So I want it to be able to max that setup. Don't want a "bottleneck" just to get an on/off switch
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:00 PM
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It will not be a bottleneck, you can run the PSU up to the max with my switch and be completely within spec...The PSU you linked to is the DPS-600PB, it is the same PSU I have and that I used to test the switch. I haven't tested it at 230V though, but in theory it should work just fine. The input (AC current) is what we are concerned with here, the 47 amps limit on that PSU is the output limit (DC current). Since the output is 47 amps at max at 24v that means we are producing 1128 watts (volts X amps = watts). On my set up, the input is 108V at max, 115V at my house with no load but there is voltage drop on the mains power down to 108V under full load, and it is drawing 13.65A that equals 1474.2 watts input to produce 1128 watts output, that's about 75% efficiency. So at 230V and 75% efficiency, you would be drawing about 6.5 amps. As a side note, the PSU states that it is rated up to a max input of 8.65 amps, this is what it would draw on a 100V mains input if the voltage dropped down to about 87V under load (i.e. Japan). So the higher the voltage, the lower amps you need to get the same amount of watts. The switch is rated up to 8 amps on 250V, so we are within spec...bottom line, the switch will work as is for your set up, I just need to make it with a euro plug instead. (Note: The DPS-600PB is more efficient than 75% at it's sweet spot, that was only when it was at full load...I will be testing it further, but I have read reports that it is about 90% efficient, I have even seen some claim it is >99% effecient but this is obviously a bogus claim).
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