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m_cheng

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two PSU, one cord
« on: May 03, 2006, 07:09:57 AM »

I have two computers in a single case, and I'm wondering if anyone has an elegant way of using one power cord to run two power supplies. I've currently soldered wires between the two power connectors, but I'd like to have a (detachable) power cable of some sort running between them instead. Any ideas? Also, what gauge wire should I be using for the mains power wires in my current setup?
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Re: two PSU, one cord
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 10:55:00 AM »

mount a household-type plug on one PSU case, make a custom (read: short) power cable, and plug it in.

Placement of that plug is entirely up to you......the easiest way is to mount it near the existing power port on the outside, but you can reroute power through the inside of the case if you feel that it would look better.

As far as the wire size, the thicker the better (within reason), but I typically use 8- or 10-gauge.
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Re: two PSU, one cord
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 01:32:09 PM »

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Re: two PSU, one cord
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006, 04:10:58 PM »

I like both ideas. I don't think I can fit a mains plug in the PSU, so I think I'm going to go with a volex plug at the end of the first PSU, and then make a volex to volex cable between the two PSUs.

If I end up getting the cords from mouser.com, should I get the foil shielded or unshielded type? 686-17749 vs 686-17518?
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Re: two PSU, one cord
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006, 04:22:24 PM »

Don't waste your money on shielding.
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