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How to Modify Server Power Supplies as cheap powerful PSUs

Server power supplies are cheap to buy on Ebay and make powerful PSUs to drive DC motors for motion simulators.

The Ultimate Server PSU Thread - cheap and great PSUs successfully tested by members of xsimulator.net http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/the-ultimate-power-supply-thread-for-sim-builders.6793/

This original tutorial by @Slider on modifying HP Server PSUs also contains subsequent posts by @RacingMat and @Nick Moxley on how to modify Dell 2950 PSUs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/how-to-modify-a-server-power-supply-for-12v.5774/

Even more powerful 2000 watt server PSUs can be modified, as outlined by @Pit, just be aware there are cooling and house wiring safety matters to consider: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/2000-watts-server-supply-dps-2000bb-a.6709/

Some people use 24V DC motors for their motion simulators. Server PSUs can be wired in parallel as outlined here by @benj, but do not ignore the safety warning by @kirk on the same thread regarding not removing A/C ground: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/wiring-server-psus-in-parallel.6251/
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