Power Supply Hack – How to Convert an ATX PC Power Supply into a DC Power Supply!

If you are like me, you probably have dozens of ATX PC power supplies that has been collecting in your garage ever since the days of 386 computers.

Well, here’s a great way to convert those useless power supplies into DC power supplies you can use for hacking, modding, and whatnot.

Why use a computer (ATX) power supply? Well, they’re available everywhere, and they can output tremendous amounts of power in a small form factor. They have overload protection built right in, and even a 500W model can be reasonably priced with high efficiency. The voltage rails are incredibly stable. Giving nice, clean DC current even at high loads.

via instructables


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