Monday, 18 February 2013

Converting an ATX power supply for bench use

Somewhere amidst my haze of academia and cheap beer, I managed to cook my old bench PSU (also ATX).  Unfortunately I built the thing worse than a shit brickhouse, and it shorted out about a hundred times before it decided to stop living.  I'm sorry, old pal.

Being an electronics enthusiast, not having a bench supply was a total pain in the ass.  Luckily, old ATX power supplies are about as prevalent amongst computer geeks as chlamydia is amongst arts students -  so, me and a few fellow nerds gathered some up, ordered a few parts off eBay, and made fast work of building some chlamydia machines power supplies!

Fig. 1 The victim - cover removed