[RndTbl] partial PS use?

Trevor Cordes trevor at tecnopolis.ca
Wed Feb 17 16:47:59 CST 2016

On 2016-02-17 Wyatt Zacharias wrote:
> I have a whole box full of high wattage resistors (some as big as 25w
> I think), if you need some more to play with let me know.

Oh!  Those might work better than my 10W.  Those must be BIG.


> Alternatively, if you decide a cleaner solution is needed, here's an
> example of what's available commercially:
> http://www.alliedelec.com/mean-well-usa-lrs-75-5/70696528/ 70W 5VDC
> power supply for under $20.

Those are neat!  Have to find it Canadian or digikey though to be
useful, I don't like getting fee-p0wned by the courier companies on US

But, doesn't matter (probably) as I just dug out an AT PS that
claims .4A min on 12V!  Yay!  That should be no problem to handle.

Funny, but only 2 out of about 15 AT PS's I have show a minimum load at
all, the rest just list max.  And only some tell me what color is what
V (though I could infer based on the std AT power connector location,
or use a DMM).  It looks like the older I go back, the more info they
give me.  No one cares about hobbyists anymore!

The one I'm going to use is from '96.  (Would you believe I have a few
from the 80's!)

Back to soldering...

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