Meriden ARC Web Site | Castle Craig Chapter 10-10


Latest news: - - - - 5I5TT AND 5I4ZZ Tanzania DXpedition Active - - - -

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Power supply output connections
#1
Have bargain basement PS with a bank of three pairs of output connections.

Supply rated at 50 Amps continuous.

I'm guessing that the total of 50 amps means that I will only be able to draw 1/3 or 16 amps from each of the three sets of output terminals if all are being used at the same time.

So my question is, can I just attach a cable to only one terminal, draw 40 or so amps from that terminal and not use the remaining two output terminal sets at all ? Or in order to get use of the max current capability with only one output line should I build some kind of parallel three to one cable adapter and use all three terminals to provide the 40 plus amps ?

The three sets of terminals each look like they could handle a #12 wire, but I really have no data or schematics on this thing. It has a very clean output with no hash or birdies that I can see at lower current draws of a few amps.

Has anyone dealt with one of these Chinese switching supplies with multiple output terminals ? The one I have only has one down side and that is the fan is a little noisy. It's a common sized 12 volt fan used in a lot of computers, so I think I may be able to find a quieter one easily.
Rich - WA1TRY (Forum Administrator)
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Who's Online
There are currently no members online.

[-]
Latest Threads
ARRL CW DX Contest Scores
Last Post: N1API
Yesterday 08:00 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 15
2M TechNet Documents
Last Post: K1RCT
02-15-2020 06:03 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 123
CQ WPX RTTY Scores
Last Post: N1API
02-09-2020 08:29 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 51
5I5TT AND 5I4ZZ Tanzania DXpedition Acti...
Last Post: N1API
02-05-2020 03:12 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 47
CQ WW 160m results
Last Post: KC1SA
01-26-2020 10:24 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 63
Three Major Contests The First Three Wee...
Last Post: N1API
01-25-2020 09:53 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 43
ARRL VHF Contest Results
Last Post: N1ZN
01-20-2020 08:54 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 116
2020 Two Meter Net Check Ins
Last Post: N1API
01-19-2020 01:27 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 55
Lost Scanner Antenna In The Windstorm
Last Post: N1API
01-17-2020 10:26 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 76
Winter Field Day 2020
Last Post: N1YLN
01-12-2020 09:08 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 77