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Can I get 12vdc 30 amps out of an atx power supply? Answered

the amps is the most important part, And is there a way to control the amps?

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cyberguy91

Best Answer 9 years ago

Maybe this will help:

"If the 12V1 or the 12V2 rail cannot supply sufficient current to your charger individually, you may combine the two by wiring the rails in parallel. Before attempting this, measured voltage on each rail should be the same or very close. Because we are preparing to draw relatively heavy current loads from the power supply, doubling the wiring would be advisable. The proposed solution is to connect both the 12V1 (yellow) and 12V2 (yellow w/ black stripe) rails to the positive binding post -- any two solid yellow and both of the 12V2 wires for a total of four wires. For the DC ground wire (black), bundle at least two and possibly three wires to attach to your negative post -- all ground wires are common, so the selection is immaterial.

Using the example PSU from above, placard ratings stated a combined maximum 12V1 and 12V2 power output of 300 watts, which translates to a current of 25 amps. This is below the 34 amps one might have expected, but has given a substantial increase over the 18A and 16A ratings of the individual rails. If you do elect to combine rails for higher current, it would be prudent to keep a close eye on your PSU early on to ensure it can carry high charging loads without overheating or dropping voltage."

( "Current Modification", Murray State University, http://web2.murraystate.edu/andy.batts/ps/Current_Increase.htm )

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kasari001cyberguy91

Answer 9 years ago

Thank you very much, This is exactly what I needed to know. thanks, thanks, thanks

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5150tech

9 years ago

I think cyberguy91 said it best I'm just curious what you need 12v @ 30a for it sounds fun.

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kasari0015150tech

Answer 9 years ago

I'm building a Hydrogen Home Heating unit. I need about 25 amps dc.

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naldrkasari001

Answer 2 years ago

me.... i need that 25 amp for my mobile radio