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Jun 09, 2001, 04:48 PM
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Computer Power Supplies for charging?

Anyone know if a standard 12V AC/DC computer power supply could be used to power any of the 12v NiCad chargers?
Particularly the Jeti Mini Peak Charger that Hobby Lobby sells?

Only reason I ask is that I have several old AT power supplies laying around, that would be nice to use instead of buying a new power supply for over $100.
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Jun 09, 2001, 09:31 PM
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There are several threads about this, use the search function to find it.
Jun 10, 2001, 09:54 PM
Try page 5 last posted 5-23-2001 under E SOARER and perhaps you will be able to answer my last question regarding a 20 volt supply, also the 12 volt being so low despite the 5 and 20 volt being accurate. The answers other modelers kindly gave were very useful so have a look, good luck E SOARER
Jun 12, 2001, 06:33 AM
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I have made several from old AT suplies.

You have to start the regulator on the 12 V by drawing quite some current from the 5 V.
I use old car lamb bulbs for it, mounted into the supply housing.

Without the load on the 5V, the 12V will not provide the specified current.

Jun 12, 2001, 07:57 AM
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Thanks for all the info, I'll try this out as soon as I get my new charger.
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