Dual PSU Guide Part 1

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Caution: Working with Switching Power Supplies poses a serious threat. Be cautious specially if working with an open PSU casing as internal voltages can reach as high as 400volts. Make sure that capacitors are discharged before touching anything on the PSU’s circuit. Use a multitester to check if these are already discharged and make sure that you unplug the power cord before working with PSU’s.

By: BeoR

Today, most PC systems demand more power. Higher processor speed, more peripherals, overclocking, etc. But here in the Philippines we are somewhat handicapped when it comes to PC accessories and peripherals…. and a big power supply is no exception. The solution, install two power supplies. 馃檪

Check out the diagrams below, it is pretty simple and in case you need some more explanation, please feel free to email me or post your question to the PPC Forums. 聽And as always see our deals and coupons we list here聽 at common grounds to support the team

 

Common Grounds - Dual PSU Guide Part 1

Common Grounds - Dual PSU Guide Part 1

You may need a load generator on the 5 volt line of the second PSU to have it’s 12volt output reach its proper voltage level. Check out聽RonnieG’s聽site for the diagram of a load generator. Before connecting your peripherals be sure to double check everything, and if everything is in place, power on!

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