The Definitive Connecting Power Thread

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Re: The Definitive Connecting Power Thread

Post by neil.johnson » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:48 pm

The_hitcher wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:41 pm
I just started building DIY modules and a lot of folks use a "bench power Supply" I can gather what that is by the name. However, not having one I use my rack. Can you damage your power supply in your case with a muffed up module? The magic smoke came out of one build so far but it had resistors in place in case power was accidentilly inverted. Is my power supply going to be okay? Tip top mantis case.
The one I recommend is the HP 6236B: ... enu=8#psus

You were probably lucky in your case that the module did not damage the power supply, nor any other modules plugged into it.

Best to build and debug your new design first, and only once you are happy it is working correctly then bring it into your rack.

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Re: The Definitive Connecting Power Thread

Post by The_hitcher » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:56 pm

I actually have a set of Tip Top Bus Boards and a power supply I no longer use. But you're saying that damage to the PSU could have been done. I build these modules, but I don't really know that much about what's actually going on. Could be the ADD, but looking at schematics gives me a headache.

I guess you'd have to whip up some kind of solution to connecting to that thing? Some kind of jumpers to the module?

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Re: The Definitive Connecting Power Thread

Post by mr221 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:31 pm

Has anyone used the A-100SSB in the doepfer a-100LC1? Curious if this would be a better or worse option than a behringer CP1A for powering a bunch of modules.

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