The Definitive Connecting Power Thread

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Post by DJMaytag » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:19 pm

Anyone tried the Endorphin.es Power module yet? A 2hp power entry module looks VERY appealing for a small case full of Expert Sleepers modules I'm working on. I only need 500mA max on the +12V rail and 200mA on the -12V rail. NO need for +5V at all.

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Re: Eskatonic Power supply products?

Post by DJMaytag » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:21 pm

RLK wrote:
DJMaytag wrote:
RLK wrote:Anyone familiar with this line of products?

https://eskatonicmodular.com/

Cannot find any info outside of the site and Reverb.com
I have some brackets coming in the mail today. Erik seems like a pretty good guy.

I believe he goes by Needham Woodworks on Instagram, and he makes some pretty spectacular cases. He is most definitely an excellent woodworker.
I appreciate the reply, BUT - I'm asking about the power supply products.
Eskatonic = power supplies AND case hardware.

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Re: Eskatonic Power supply products?

Post by RLK » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:21 am

DJMaytag wrote:
RLK wrote:
DJMaytag wrote:
RLK wrote:Anyone familiar with this line of products?

https://eskatonicmodular.com/

Cannot find any info outside of the site and Reverb.com
I have some brackets coming in the mail today. Erik seems like a pretty good guy.

I believe he goes by Needham Woodworks on Instagram, and he makes some pretty spectacular cases. He is most definitely an excellent woodworker.
I appreciate the reply, BUT - I'm asking about the power supply products.
Eskatonic = power supplies AND case hardware.
Yes.
But.
I specified Power Supply in the title in my post and this IS the "Definitive POWER SUPPLY Thread"

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Re: Eskatonic Power supply products?

Post by DJMaytag » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:17 pm

RLK wrote:
DJMaytag wrote:
RLK wrote:
DJMaytag wrote:
RLK wrote:Anyone familiar with this line of products?

https://eskatonicmodular.com/

Cannot find any info outside of the site and Reverb.com
I have some brackets coming in the mail today. Erik seems like a pretty good guy.

I believe he goes by Needham Woodworks on Instagram, and he makes some pretty spectacular cases. He is most definitely an excellent woodworker.
I appreciate the reply, BUT - I'm asking about the power supply products.
Eskatonic = power supplies AND case hardware.
Yes.
But.
I specified Power Supply in the title in my post and this IS the "Definitive POWER SUPPLY Thread"
Who looks at titles? You said (bolded) “line of products.” I’ll try to be more rigid about my responses in the future. :)

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Post by DJMaytag » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:53 pm

Erik has gone FAR above & beyond what I would expect from someone to make a customer happy, and deliver what I'm after (a bracket for Vector TS-600 type rails that fits the narrow Intellijel format). I'm picky AF but trying to fit 4U into a prebuilt case without having to absolutely destroy it.

Erik is a perfectionist too, so I'd expect Eskatonic power boards to be top notch too.

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Post by Tomorrow Sounds Good » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:02 pm

Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me.

I’ve just bought my second Doepfer case .

I plugged in Rainmaker . It powered up and then went off , fearing the worst I tried it on my first case and everything was fine .

Now I only have top and bottom red lights on bus board ?

Tried another module in 2nd case and that received no power either?

I’ve checked the fuse but don’t know what else to do , any help greatly appreciated

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Post by Tomorrow Sounds Good » Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:32 pm

Tomorrow Sounds Good wrote:Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me.

I’ve just bought my second Doepfer case .

I plugged in Rainmaker . It powered up and then went off , fearing the worst I tried it on my first case and everything was fine .

Now I only have top and bottom red lights on bus board ?

Tried another module in 2nd case and that received no power either?

I’ve checked the fuse but don’t know what else to do , any help greatly appreciated

To be clear the +12v led is not lighting up on all 3 rows?

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Post by kay_k » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:31 am

BailyDread wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:14 pm
I have a LPZW WK1 that has only one row of 4 pins on the module but the cable has 2 rows of 4 on the connector... which side do I plug in? I wish this were written in the manual :despair:
sorry I haven't seen your post before.. short answer: doesn't matter as long as the while line on the module and the red line of the power cable match.

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Post by Mark II » Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:35 am

Zentrix wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Apologies if this is a strange/nonsensical question...

I recall coming across discussions online when I was first setting up the power for my rack, where people were talking about using XLR connection jacks for power on their cases. (ie. a power brick/transformer that plugs into the wall on one end, on the other end terminates in a male/female type XLR connector which would be then plugged into it's mate on the eurorack case itself.)

Is this a completely insane idea? If not are there any tutorials about such a process that anyone can direct me to?

I have a feeling this may be a situation where I may be directed to an electrical engineering course at my local college... but I seem to have managed to wire up a Doepfer A-100 DIY kit without too much issue this far! I just really want to have a jack connector of some kind because at the moment my rack is married permanently to the power brick and it makes for a bit of clutter/confusion when moving the system around.
I just finished doing exactly this:
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Connected the output of the power supply to a female XLR. Male XLR socket in the back of the skiff. Mind you, afaik there is no standard for wiring the -12V, +12V and +5V to XLR (or at least, I didn't find one other than the 48V phantom power for condensor mics) so you'll have to keep a good eye on which voltage you connect where.
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Re: The Definitive Connecting Power Thread

Post by c0ntr4d1ct10n » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:49 am

So the problem I have currently with a case I just built that supports 2 rows of 84hp is that I can't seem to find a power supply that can provide enough amps to power any combination of modules.

I have a uzeus, which provides 2A for +12V, which would be more than sufficient if all of the modules only used +12V, but it only provides 500mA for -12V.

Then I have a Row Power 40 which does provide more than sufficient amount of 1.5A for -12V, but only provides 1.5A for +12V. They claim to be able to power 4 rows of 84hp, but I can barely power my 2 rows (I am using a laptop 90W 15-19V 5A power brick).

Then I found a NLC diy power supply and the power limit seems to be based on the capacity of the AC power brick and not the supply module itself. Is this to do with it being AC and not DC or am I missing something?

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Post by soon_come » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:32 pm

DJMaytag wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:19 pm
Anyone tried the Endorphin.es Power module yet? A 2hp power entry module looks VERY appealing for a small case full of Expert Sleepers modules I'm working on. I only need 500mA max on the +12V rail and 200mA on the -12V rail. NO need for +5V at all.
I'm also curious about this. May have to take the plunge and try it, but I'm a bit wary of newish power supply modules which aren't being widely used...

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