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Power Supply question

By ZipChip1
Nov 10, 2009
  1. Hello everyone ...

    Although I am a huge PC enthusiast, I am building a different sort of machine that makes use of a typical PC Power Supply.

    OK, I'll just admit it ... I'm making a food dehydrator ... and I need to rig some fans to facilitate airflow / convection.

    Here's my idea: Use a powersupply, connected to several PC fans, to drive that airflow through the dehydrator itself.

    My question: The main 20 pins connector (coming from the Power Supply) needs to have a jumper on some pins .... right? Which ones? How do I rig this puppy so it's stand-alone and powers the fans only?

    Thanks!
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    They are all posted on good power supply manufacturer sites... and in such books as Building and Repairing PC's.

    The problem is that food properly handled in a dehydrator requires better, and more consistent airflow, and temperature controls, than any power supply I have seen can handle... leading to spoilage. You are likely to have quality control problems... no to mention insects.
     
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