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Offline battle79

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DIY Xmas Light Bench Power supply
« on: June 13, 2016, 08:20:17 PM »
So I took a 12V PSU and a 12V/5V Buck converter and made a little Bench supply for testing all my lights. Even added one of Rays ~$6 pixel testers.

Still need to sand and paint as it's a little rough still. 5V is Red, Data out is Green, and 12V is Blue. (See what I did there)

Love the idea of being able to plug in standard test leads when needed, and also having a female 3pin plug, alligator clips, and test probes available to use.

Thought some people might enjoy and get some ideas for themselves.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88gHa1-utIcRERZVW9fbnFWaXc/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88gHa1-utIcMUw4NmhFOFhlems/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88gHa1-utIcakVzdDYyTlNyWDg/view?usp=sharing

Offline mararunr

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Re: DIY Xmas Light Bench Power supply
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 09:40:53 AM »
Would you please share internal pictures maybe?
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Re: DIY Xmas Light Bench Power supply
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 08:28:39 PM »
Would you please share internal pictures maybe?

yes >  +1
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Re: DIY Xmas Light Bench Power supply
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 11:57:00 PM »
Certainly,

Don't pick on my terrible wiring. It was a quick slap it together to get it going. Fuses are still to be added on the 5V and 12V lines.

Also added a little mount to hold the remote for the data. As I don't plan to drive this PSU very hard, the cooling should be fine.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88gHa1-utIcbjJiYU5IME4wdzg/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88gHa1-utIcRDRDaWFzU0dhczg/view?usp=sharing

 

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