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Replacement PSU for cooling

Posted by maphilli14 on December 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM
You may want to review the cooling system if you haven't seen it already: http://maphilli14.webs.com/apps/blog/show/21342955-akule-s-cooling

By the way, this PSU is MUCH quieter and has lots of head room to grow to bigger fans and or peltiers!

So if you didn't know my old cooling power supply died and instead of buy another one, I repurposed an old server power supply from work.  Most all of these HP/Compaq DL380-G5 power supplies are destined for the scrap yard and finding one to reuse made me feel good about the win win of reusing old gear and not paying any $ for my own.

I found what I needed in the rcgroups.com forums and here's some helpful images that made it work out of the server.  It's a DPS-800GB A  with a powerful output at 850 WATT!!!

Measured on the AC side, the current draw is 26A peak, when powering on and 24A at operating.  That's a mere 312Watts at operating.

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