Can I use a computer power supply for something other than a PC?
So here's the thing. My wife got these really cool gaming chairs at the thrift store. The problem is no power supply. According to the owners manual I found online the original power transformer was rated at 12v 2.5A DC. A transformer at radio shack that would meet this for one chair is something like 30 or 40 dollars each I don't remember exactly. I don't want to build one, I want something ready made. Is there any reason I couldn't use a cheap computer power supply. For around 30 dollars I can get a 300 watt supply which is more than enough for both of my chairs. Their combined amperage draw in parallel is 5A, so 60 watts. Other than having to make up connectors is there any reason I shouldn't use a PC power supply?
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