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Feb 13, 2003, 01:16 PM
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AC Power Supply for DC Charger


Need Assistance for purchasing an AC Power suppy for my 2DC Peak Detection Chargers (Park Pal + HiTec CG 340). I would like to charge a 150 mah pack all the way up to an 8 cell transmitter pack. I use NiCads and NIMH's. Should I just buy an AC Charger. Thank You in advance.

John
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Feb 13, 2003, 02:06 PM
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If you want something really cheap, and don't need more than 6-8A, then get a computer power supply, the 12V is very clean and the units are really cheap.
Feb 13, 2003, 05:10 PM
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could you tell me where i could find one and roughly how much$? Competition electronics sells an adapter as well.

Glider 34
Feb 14, 2003, 09:27 PM
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If you are interested in a larger supply, Radio Shack has a 13.8V 25 amp unit on sale for $60. This should handle almost any of your needs in the future.
Feb 14, 2003, 09:32 PM
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defranci has got it - the RS 25A power supply is a GREAT DEAL!
Otherwise go with a mod'ed PC Power supply - often available cheap or free from computer places - you want an old AT-type not the ATX-type. AT-Type is easier to mod and are obselete, so they often throw them away!
Search Ezone for info on how to mod it - easy.
Bernard "Crash" Siegel
P.S. My mod'ed PC power supply does NOT work with my Orbit charger because the Orbit has a large turn-on surge (the power supply thinks it's a short and shuts down). My RS power supply just keeps on humming....
Feb 14, 2003, 09:43 PM
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I just thought it worth adding a comment about a couple of earlier points. I prefer the ATX supply as it is powered on connecting the appropriate wire to ground and doesn't have mains voltages coming to a fairly unsuitable switch. My other point is that my supply hase no problem whatsoever with my Orbit charger - perhaps the lack of an adequate load on the 5V line is may be the reason for the stated problem.

Sorry I can't offer more detailed info as I'm stuck in some miserable hotel in PA waiting on a business deal!! (Anyone know any good model shops around Philadelphia to fill my weekend?) If anyone wants more detailed info just search for pc power supply.
Feb 18, 2003, 03:12 PM
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PC Charger Aquired


I need specific instructions on setting up my PC Power Supply up. Can someone familiar with the thread give me the link or title. This is a "switchable" power supply that at 12V - 9 amps are produced. Thanks in advance.

Glider34
Feb 18, 2003, 08:50 PM
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Search Ezone for "computer power supply".
Likely to be a lot of hits - wade thru making notes.
Special attention to differences between AT and ATX power supplies. Also, concerning load on 5V line.
Enjoy!
It works. Mine cost be me - 1 free AT PS, 2 Radio Shack 10W resistors ($2?), 1 cig lighter outlet (auto parts place $3), and 1 pair Radio Shack bannana jacks ($2?).
Works great on all my chargers EXCEPT the Orbit which has a LARGE start up surge which cause the PS to think there is a short and shutdown.
Bernard "Crash" Siegel
P.S. If you don't know what you are doing with basic electrics, I recommend caution inside the power supply. There is 115V AC in there and that can ruin your whole day.
Nov 07, 2007, 03:14 PM
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I've got one in this forum FS also, I believe it's rated 30A max, but I'd have to double check. Already setup for bananna plugs.


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