Server converted power supplys.

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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Post by kr0ne » 18 Aug 2015, 18:53

Neutrik SpeakON connectors are quite nice for power supplies. Really solid, latching and good for 30A+ :thumbup:

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Post by sec1223 » 18 Aug 2015, 19:01

and how the hell do i connect them to that board?

i think il stick to the amp terminals iv posted when i find out the name of them
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Post by cjay » 18 Aug 2015, 20:12

Fixing screws, through the board, solder the head to one side of the board and bolt the block to the other.

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Post by sec1223 » 18 Aug 2015, 20:33

only trouble is cjay, iv only got about 2mm clearance under the board once the cover goes on.

i need to find the name of them bleedin connectors lol
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Post by prettypolly » 18 Aug 2015, 23:15

spade connectors

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Post by kr0ne » 19 Aug 2015, 00:20

sec1223 wrote:and how the hell do i connect them to that board?
LOL, well if you hadn't wasted all that time de-soldering those blade connectors you could have wedged some fat cables in them then soldered them in place! ;)

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Post by cjay » 19 Aug 2015, 06:02

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sec1223 wrote:and how the hell do i connect them to that board?
LOL, well if you hadn't wasted all that time de-soldering those blade connectors you could have wedged some fat cables in them then soldered them in place! ;)
Like everyone else does when they convert these supplies :)

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kr0ne wrote:
sec1223 wrote:and how the hell do i connect them to that board?
LOL, well if you hadn't wasted all that time de-soldering those blade connectors you could have wedged some fat cables in them then soldered them in place! ;)
the blades are very close together and surrounded by plastic so that idea is out of the window.
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cjay wrote:
Like everyone else does when they convert these supplies :)
thats a load of bolocks or it would of been mentioned well before now.
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Post by sureshot » 19 Aug 2015, 10:37

Where ever possible i like to take the voltages off the board to a more practical connect disconnect system. If it means direct wire solder i do that, then take the wires or cable to my posts or terminals. I think terminal directly to the pcb can become weak with connecting and unconnecting. You can normally always find a positon to site some output terminals. The only time i terminated from the pcb was on a blade interface server, the pads where gold and the pcb was high quality grp, so it made a sound base to mount 4 mm posts, which can handle plus 25 amps easily.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Post by cjay » 19 Aug 2015, 10:39

Now now, that's not very polite is it...

I suggest you go and have a search around the 'net for pictures of converted supplies, almost all the pics that show the connector style you had show soldered connections.

Next time, perhaps before you rush in you should do some research.

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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Post by sec1223 » 19 Aug 2015, 11:15

sureshot wrote: The only time i terminated from the pcb was on a blade interface server, the pads where gold and the pcb was high quality grp, so it made a sound base to mount 4 mm posts, which can handle plus 25 amps easily.
thats what i intend doing but once its connected, it wont be getting disconnected very much at all and thats why i think the soldeed block terminal type connector will do.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Post by sec1223 » 19 Aug 2015, 11:18

cjay wrote:
Next time, perhaps before you rush in you should do some research.
i did my reserch on here and got some very helpful advice and ideas off yourself and others.

and as for being polite, i have been, until i was mocked which in turn is also not very polite neither.
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Post by radiogaga » 19 Aug 2015, 12:22

I've done two of these conversion now, one I used busbar: http://www.screwfix.com/p/mk-20-module- ... kpid=72378

The other I did the cheap way.

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Both work and have had 50amps off the back of them no problems

The busbar method I had removed the connector like you did, didn't fancy drilling through the board, couldn't be sure it's not multilayered.

I don't have a picture of the busbar version since my mate has the PSU now. Both are intended to be mounted in an ABS box so pretty is not a consideration.

Hope that may help?
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Re: Server converted power supplys.

Post by cjay » 19 Aug 2015, 12:39

Oh well.

Will definitely think twice before offering anyone help again.

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