How to Build Your Own Variable Bench Power Supply Using an ATX Power Supply
Building your own workshop at home can be quite expensive.
However, by building your own stations from the ground up rather than hiring a team to come in and put things together can save you thousands of dollars in the long-run. This article will teach you how to build your own variable bench power supply using an ATX Power supply.
Too Many Supplies, Not Enough Space
Depending on what you’re building, you might need +12VDC or you might need +5VDC or yet another current. However, you probably won’t have the space for so many different supplies. That gives you a great incentive to create your own variable power supply capable of accommodating all of these current requirements.
Step by Step Guide
Start by assembling your materials. You’re going to need quite a few small parts including power supplies, alternators, switches, inputs, outputs, and so on.
Once everything has been gathered together in one place, you’ll be able to begin the process. Start by severing the wires connecting the box to the computer. Next, unscrew the screws on the top (or back) hatche of the power supply unit to get it open.
You’ll want to ensure that all of the wires of the same current outputs are bundled together. Color-coding the wires helps make this a possibility. Once that’s done, attach your post by drilling holes through the housing unit and connect all the pieces together.
By now, you should be seeing your very own high-quality, variable bench power supply capable of supporting any of the common outputs and inputs that you’ll need to operate efficiently at your workstation.