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2/22/2000 12:16 AM
power supply
I found good looking power supply from old 386sx computer. It gives 5v/16A, +-12v/3A and -5v70.2A out. I thought that I use it to power up my proects that needs +-12v- How I can know is this good power supply? It contains lots of components: two weird looking and small transformer, couple of ic´s and transistors and lots of resistors and capasitors. It is made in Finland... Haw can I measure it is good or not-so-good power supplly? Have any ideas or any experience about this kind of things?  
2/22/2000 3:13 AM
did it operate in the p.c. it was in ? What amounts of current will your projects need ? If you have little experience properly and safely working around live electrical circuitry you should look into this further before proceeding... thank you
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2/22/2000 10:25 AM

Yes, it did work fine in pc and my projects doesn´t need lot´s of current, +-3A will be enought. Thanks...  
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