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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:21 am    Post subject: Power Supply Question Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey guys, I recently scored a Power-One power supply that does +15, -15 and +5 volts. Does anyone have a resource on utilizing this power supply to power a modular synthesizer? Since it outputs + and - 15 already, is it kosher to use this to power the modules or is there any additional components needed before reaching the module?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hi there,

lucky man: power one PSUs are a good choice. actually the MOTM modulars use power one PSUs... no need for additional components.

and now it's time to think about the power distribution: wich format? MOTM, Doepfer or whatever? i mean, what connectors?

i etched my own BUS PCBs but that's not a must. you can easily use stripboards...

if you don't know exactly how to fit the PSU to the cabinet or how to connect the PSU to the main power don't do it. current kills - no joke!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well it didn't come with datasheets but the guys at Power One are amazing. They sent me everything I could possibly care or need to know about this particular model. I'm leaning towards the MOTM format as I just can't wrap myself on using a Doepfer because it looks and feels cramped. power distribution I'm looking at full star configuration but making those aren't a problem. I've read some sites on how to mount the PSU to the cabinet so that isn't a problem. I've already worked on a previous project hooking main power to a transformer for my cnc router so that part doesn't intimidate me but I am very respectful of it's dangers.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

so you're fine, great! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the clarification on not needing anything more. I'm so happy that I got this for such a great deal. I have soooooo many modules to build. This forum in particular has given me some of the best ideas or things to build! I love it!
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