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Thread: Server Power Supply Box

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    Have you checked out the power distro boards from Holiday Lighting? ( They also have great prices on Meanwell supplies)
    https://holiday.lighting/
    And don't forget about this free mounting board 3D printable mount.
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3400641
    Quote Originally Posted by kev View Post
    I took a chance on these - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I originally was going to purchase from DIY LED Express but they had sold out at the time I placed my order. Looks like they have some back in stock now. Their breakout board cost twice as much as the power supply however.

    I have not tested under load yet but for that price I am not worried too much. Will be testing under partial load as soon as I finish building new mini trees and power injection connectors.

    I used the spade connectors on my power distribution boards and am pleased with the interconnection/form/function with the server power supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukewarrior View Post
    Have you checked out the power distro boards from Holiday Lighting? ( They also have great prices on Meanwell supplies)
    https://holiday.lighting/
    And don't forget about this free mounting board 3D printable mount.
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3400641
    Thanks for that suggestion. I think of myself as a true do it yourselfer. I mostly prefer to make my own stuff, if feasible. In that spirit I had designed my own DC Power Distribution boards, one 4 Output and one 6 Output.

    My thoughts for the 6 Output DC Power Distribution board was to make it for what appears to be the most common 5 (300W) or 12 (360W) VDC power supplies used by people on this forum. Those would be in the form factor (as shown below) that have a power output terminal block connector with the 3 negative terminals side-by-side and the 3 positive terminals side-by-side. I used the PCB mounted spade connectors lined up so you could easily connect the 6 Output Power Distribution board to the power supply with short pieces of wire that align with the terminal block. Each output is designed for 5 amp load, so 6 outputs would equal the rated power on a 360W 12VDC power supply. (Yes, I know about de-rating the power supply and typically run my lights at 50% or less power.)

    For a 5v 300W power supply, I will use three of the 4 Output Power Distribution Boards to give be a total of 12 output channels of power. Again, designed and fused for 5 amps (but running at 50% power). I designed these 4 output boards with only 1 supply wire pair. A 12 awg wire can carry 20 - 25 amps, so the four 5 amp fused channels should be fine. Three of these boards will give me enough output channels from one power supply to light my small sized MEGA tree.

    And so I am also using the boards for the server supplies, but in a different configuration that does not align with the output terminal block.

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    Kevin

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