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Tutorial The ultimate Power Supply Thread for Sim Builders

Discussion in 'Electronic and hardware generally' started by Pit, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Pit

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    Hi all
    Here we discuss all PSUs which are available in the market (ebay etc.) and can be used as a power source for our motors.
    You will find all needed information. The PSUs are tested by the members of this community and you can be sure that they will work (mostly :p ).
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    For a better overview the specs, pros and cons are listed as follows:
    1. Manufacturer:
    2. Label and/or name/number:
    3. Revision:
    4. Max watt output:
    5. 12.xV line = ? A (maximal):
    6. Pinout available: yes/no, if no which modification was built in...
    7. Pinout easy to implement: yes/no, if no why - soldering needed?
    8. Instructions of pinout (url or you post the instructions here, please do not forget to add any source):
    9. Noise= ?? (only what you "feel", no dB values...)
    10. Ventilator existing? If no, what is recommended?
    11. ? - - ?
    12. Final thoughts and comments (the goods/the bads)
    PLEASE: Do NOT post any information about any PSUs if you have those not tested by yourself!
    You are explicitly prohibited from using contents by doing copy&paste from other sites.
    Thanks.
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    Artesyn 7001138-Y000 - 835W
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    1. Manufacturer: Delta DPS-835AB, Artesyn 7001138-Y000, IBM x3650 3655
    2. Label and/or name/number: 7001138-Y000
    3. Revision: F
    4. Max watt output: 835W
    5. 12.1V line = 69 A
    6. Pinout available: yes
    7. Pinout easy to implement: soldering is needed. For this purpose you have to open the case.
    8. Instructions of pinout: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20400391&postcount=1114
    9. Noise: very noisy. The fan will ramp up automatically with load. The Venitlator can be unplugged (do not cut the wire!). It will also run without the fan, a seperate fan cooling is mandatory) . IMG_20150419_135549.jpg
    10. Ventilator existing: yes, small and high sound producing :)
    11. ? - - ?
    12. Final thoughts and comments (the goods/the bads)
    The Pros:
    Really dump but very effective PSU. Dump means high peaks demanding from the motors does not influence the PSU, worth the money, small case. Tested for months w/o issues.

    THe cons: way too loud, ventilator mod is required.
    UPDATE 04/19/2015
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    ATSN - 7000956 - Y000 - 700W
    HP ATSN-7000956-Y000.jpg
    1. Manufacturer: HP
    2. Label and/or name/number: ATSN - 7000956 - Y000
    3. Revision: H
    4. Max watt output: 700
    5. 12V line = 56 A
    6. Pinout available: yes
    7. Pinout easy to implement: yes, soldering needed
    8. Instructions of pinout:
      HP_ATSN_PINOUT.jpg
    9. Noise= no
    10. Ventilator existing? No, ventilator mod is recommended!!
    11. ? - - ?
    12. Final thoughts and comments (the goods/the bads)
    The Goods: cheap and solid. Easy modification.
    The bads: none,
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    1. Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    2. Label and/or name/number: ESP-120
    3. Revision:r3
    4. Max watt output: 2950W
    5. 28-62V line = A (maximal): 57A
    6. Pinout available: yes...
    7. Pinout easy to implement: yes
    8. Instruction of pinout : attatched pdf
    9. Noise= noisy but can be changed by communicating via i2c
    10. Ventilator existing? it has a noisy fan..
    11. ? - - ?
    12. Final thoughts and comments (the goods/the bads:

    This psu runs at 51volts as standard but can easily be modified by replacing a resistor to run between 28 end 62 volts.

    Pros:
    Also supports load-sharing with two or 4 units for 6 and 12KW operation. ( look for the original rack enclosure)
    Its a popular unit and different hacked firmwares are available. The communication protocol has been reversed engineered to give one absolute control of the PSUs.
    I have three of these and they have been wonderful and very robust. haven't lost one yet and i have had a few oopsies :) - i have load tested these PSUs @ 2200w/45V continous.

    Cons:
    noisy
    large

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    Modified Chinese PSU ...
    reserved post ... :popcorn:popcorn:popcorn
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    DPS-2000BB
    20150331_172858.jpg

    1. Manufacturer:IBM
    2. Label and/or name/number: 39Y7361
    3. Revision: S9M
    4. Max watt output: 2000 !
    5. 12.2V line = 164 A (maximal):
    6. Pinout available: yes
    7. Pinout easy to implement: very easy, no soldering needed
    8. Instructions of pinout here
    9. Noise= NO, no fan
    10. Ventilator mod is recommended!!
    The goods
    In most cases two motors can be driven by one PSU (up to 400W motors). Way too high current peaks will result in a shut down of the PSU (using two motors way over 400W each and one PSU).
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    The bads
    Not the cheapest PSU.
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    Please read:
    The PSU needs much power on the 220V line due to their IEC C19 standard (16A). To fire it up up you need an IEC C19 power cable which is not compatible with a standard 10A wall socket and has to be modified. Two PSUs under full load (two 750W winches firing up) are drawing up to 6A current and up to 9A peak (Assetto Corsa, Nordschleife, Pagani Zonda R)
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