Power Supply

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Power Supply

Post by alexj212 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:03 am

Post by alexj212
Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:03 am

Taking a cue from slashsplat, I think I am going to go the route of using a power supply.

In looking over the RCB3-J english documentation, it says in the specs that the operating volatage is 9-12 volts. I just wanted to see if anyone else has hooked up 12 to the RCB controller. 12 V power supplies are all over the place and cheap.

Also there is a shunt on Power Supply Setup on the controller board. Does anyone know what this does?
Taking a cue from slashsplat, I think I am going to go the route of using a power supply.

In looking over the RCB3-J english documentation, it says in the specs that the operating volatage is 9-12 volts. I just wanted to see if anyone else has hooked up 12 to the RCB controller. 12 V power supplies are all over the place and cheap.

Also there is a shunt on Power Supply Setup on the controller board. Does anyone know what this does?
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Post by slashsplat » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:34 am

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Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:34 am

AHA! 12V. I will try it. I have a brand new ATX supply that I prepared before and stopped when I got concerned in favor of a regulated that I could control... Will post the results or smoke.
AHA! 12V. I will try it. I have a brand new ATX supply that I prepared before and stopped when I got concerned in favor of a regulated that I could control... Will post the results or smoke.
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Post by alexj212 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:59 am

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Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:59 am

I have my manoi hooked up to 12v, and I am not seeign any issues. No smoke looks good. I wired up a teather to a 12v dc 1.25 amp wall wart.
I have my manoi hooked up to 12v, and I am not seeign any issues. No smoke looks good. I wired up a teather to a 12v dc 1.25 amp wall wart.
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Post by slashsplat » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:59 am

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Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:59 am

I will then continue the hookup of a PC ATX power supply. Thanks, you adventurous soul. NO SMOKE is good!
I will then continue the hookup of a PC ATX power supply. Thanks, you adventurous soul. NO SMOKE is good!
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Post by Orac » Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:01 pm

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Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:01 pm

Hi, I have plenty of 12V power supplies, my worry is that most "12V" supplies actually pump out around 13-14v, would someone who has sucessfully used one of these mind check ing the no load output voltage for me?

Mine is 13.8V

Many thanks
Hi, I have plenty of 12V power supplies, my worry is that most "12V" supplies actually pump out around 13-14v, would someone who has sucessfully used one of these mind check ing the no load output voltage for me?

Mine is 13.8V

Many thanks
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Post by PaulP » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:03 pm

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Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:03 pm

Your concerns tie in with my own, 9 cells at 1.2V is fine but when they are freshly re-charged they can put out as much as 1.4V This would give 12.6V which is over the recommended level for the RCB.

It might explain why they didn't go with a 12V system which would have been more standard.

Either that or they couldn't be bothered to redesign the front cover to get an extra cell in..... :D
Your concerns tie in with my own, 9 cells at 1.2V is fine but when they are freshly re-charged they can put out as much as 1.4V This would give 12.6V which is over the recommended level for the RCB.

It might explain why they didn't go with a 12V system which would have been more standard.

Either that or they couldn't be bothered to redesign the front cover to get an extra cell in..... :D
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Post by PaulP » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:08 pm

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Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:08 pm

I've had mine tied to a power supply for a while now and no adverse effects, It is a regulated supply though and I'm meticulous about checking the voltage before powering up.

I've also modded the charger connection so that I can charge the battery in-situ when its turned off or run off power supply. Too idle to mess with those fiddly little clips.
I've had mine tied to a power supply for a while now and no adverse effects, It is a regulated supply though and I'm meticulous about checking the voltage before powering up.

I've also modded the charger connection so that I can charge the battery in-situ when its turned off or run off power supply. Too idle to mess with those fiddly little clips.
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Post by Orac » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:45 pm

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Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:45 pm

At last my shiney new triple output variable bench PSU has arrived, I will be fine tuning the home position into the early hours :)
At last my shiney new triple output variable bench PSU has arrived, I will be fine tuning the home position into the early hours :)
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