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Splitting the power output?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: Splitting the power output? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi

This might be a completely dumb, beginner question but I have a Tip Top uZeus (1200mA) that I am going to power the attached module rig with. The problem is that I have 11 modules and the uZeus only has 10 outputs.

My two questions are:

- can I use a splitter for one of the outputs, and if so: what type? do you have any links?

- will my uZeus blow up with these many modules? not super sure on how to calculate the mA correctly Embarassed

Anyway: thanks for a great forum!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You can always split a supply feed.
The main thing is to make sure you don't draw too much current from the PSU.
Find out (or measure) the current drawn by each module and add them up. This can be tricky, and inaccurate, but you should be able to get a rough idea. Leave 10% overhead at least, as some modules use more or less power depending on the situation.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thank you!
I've been looking around for ribbon cables that are capable of splitting the supply feed, but I'm not sure where to find them.

Any recommendations?
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