It’s alive!

I spent 3 hours last night staring at this scene.

Would YOU plug this in?

Would YOU plug this in?

To say that I was hesitant to plug that toroid in would be a gross understatement. There are a lot of things that can go horribly wrong, and while I did have the foresight to fuse all the outputs, there’s still the chance of something going wrong upstream.

So after many confusing hours of confusing results with a multimeter due to the output caps, I finally worked up the guts to power it all on. I actually went as far as to set it to power on with a 10 second delay, then only be on for one second. Heh.

No disasters. There was a new solenoid lock bug, but that was easily sorted. Beyond that the GI relay popped during testing, everything else worked fine. Expect a video soon.

2 thoughts on “It’s alive!

    1. Ground Cat Post author

      There are only so many ways to skin a cat I suppose. The AnTek power supplies are some of the most easy to obtain units for solenoid rails, and most of us probably have a few dozen ATX power supplies buried in our closets.

      Even the v4 boards are probably going to use the same setup; the main difference being 3.3v logic vs 5v. I do want to cut down on connector waste though, so I might roll my own power connector instead of plopping the full ATX 20 pin down.

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