ATX Breakout Board
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Recycle an ATX computer power supply into a beefy bench tool that powers your projects. The ATX breakout board routes the -12, 3.3, 5 and 12 volt ATX outputs to screw terminals, each protected by a 1.25 amp resettable polyfuse. These four voltages cover a huge range of common electronics needs, there's even a negative voltage (-12 volts) for op amps and audio projects. An on/off button and a control circuit are included on-board, no modifications to the ATX supply are needed.
Available for $14 at Seeed Studio.
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- -12, 3.3, 5, 12 volt supplies @ 1.25 amp
- 1.25 amp polyfuses with reset on each power rail
- Indicator LEDs show that each rail is working
- Power good and enabled indicator LEDs
- On-Off button and control circuit
- Optional load resistor included but NOT soldered
- Open source (CC BY-SA)
A 9 Watt load resistor is included but not soldered to the board. In our experience most modern ATX supplies don't require a significant load on the 5 volt rail to start. An artificial load just wastes electricity and creates unnecessary heat. Please let us know your experience.
Some special ATX supplies provide -5volts, but the vast majority don't. We broke it out and added the fuse, but didn't bother with a screw terminal.
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