Do ATX Power supplies convert AC to DC power? Answered
I am sure this is a silly question for the experienced, but seeing as I'm just starting to really get into this stuff, any help would be appreciated.
I am writing to get a bit of consensus to assure myself the a ATX power supply will convert AC power in to DC power out. I would like to save myself the hassle of taking apart a computer if this is not the case. In the event I'm wrong, what does convert AC to DC power?
Just to give you an idea of what I need this for, this power supply will be used to run the electrolytic etching process for use with copper in a copper sulfate bath. I'll be using the etch process to etch through copper plates (saves a lot of money compared to ferric chloride)
The last question I had is if anyone knows how to discharge any residual energy within the ATX system. I have an instructable on converting the ATX into a power supply, but I feel like I read the residual power in the system can be quite nasty if it shocks you, so I'd like to avoid that. In fact, any suggestions would be welcomed.