[Wolves] Silly question maybe...

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Tue May 17 22:30:21 BST 2005

On 5/17/05, Wayne Morris <wayne at machx.co.uk> wrote:
> Kevanf1 wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >What I would like to do is take out the fans from a PSU.  Then move
> >the PSU out of the PC box itself because of the heat.  I have an old
> >PSU and I might just take out the fans and run it to see how long it
> >lasts...
> >
> >
> >
> I think you will find that the PSU won't blow up spectacularly, it will
> just turn off.
> Switched Mode PSU are very popular because they (usually!)
> 1) Fail safe - they turn off the juice at the hint of a problem from the
> load
> 2) Protect themselves from problems.
> Basically, they have temeprature (as well as current and voltage)
> sensors aboard, and you'll probably just find
> it switches off as soon as it gets lukewarm. Then it will probably not
> restart automatically.
> Do you want the pc to die halway thru a disc write?
> Hey, buy one of those 'mini beer fridges' and put it in that ;-)


So really what I would need to do is to work out a decent heat sink
for the PSU.  An oil bath cooler would probably do it.

Take care.
Kevan Farmer

34 Hill Street
Cheslyn Hay

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