I was cleaning up the other day and I discovered an old ATX computer power supply that I was confident still worked. The only issue was that the IEC connector for the power cord in the back was mangled so there was no testing without opening it up and hooking some wires up.
|The specs from the computer power supply I am using. that +12V rail should have enough oomph.|
Thankfully the original case for the control box had an IEC connector in the back of it and the connector for 110V and 240V is the same. This means that all I need to do is get some wires to connect it to the power in on the circuit board for the re-purposed power supply.
|The inside of the IEC connector.|
To get these spade connectors that I needed to splice in I found in my electronics box a cable with 2 mains wires heat shrinked inside and another loose wire for the earth.
|The pit of dispair.|
|This is what the cable looked like before I started with it.|
|These 2 plugs are wired up to the +12V rail and GND. They plug straight into the control board.|
Until next time