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    Default Is it OK to connect more than one device to a post on a PSU??

    Hello. I'm planning a display for this year and am working on the enclosures. What I have is a single Mean Well 5V PSU with the standard +-N 120V input and then three sets of +- outputs. I also have 3 Falcon Smart Receivers and 1 Falcon D8 Distro. As you can see that's four devices but only three sets of outputs. Is it OK to double up on one of the posts??
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    Default Re: Is it OK to connect more than one device to a post on a PSU??

    Yes. Just make sure you donít overload the capacity (wattage) of the PSU.

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    Default Re: Is it OK to connect more than one device to a post on a PSU??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bwinter View Post
    Yes. Just make sure you don’t overload the capacity (wattage) of the PSU.
    thank you

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    Default Re: Is it OK to connect more than one device to a post on a PSU??

    Or add a fused power distribution board to your setup.
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    Default Re: Is it OK to connect more than one device to a post on a PSU??

    Quote Originally Posted by kev View Post
    Or add a fused power distribution board to your setup.
    Psshhh...what's a little overload among friends?

    Seriously, though, if you follow kev's advice you should be set up. Attach output wires from all 3 terminals to one side of your distro block, then attach as many as needed to the other side of the distro block, making sure you don't exceed 80% of the rated output (240W).

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