PSU alternative usage?

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PSU alternative usage?

Post by camaroguy1998 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:46 am

I'm wondering if anyone here has used a computer PSU to power anything other than a puter?
Specifically a car stereo!

Yeah I have an idea! :shock:
Thinking about a self contained, semi portable, music box for my patio!
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Re: PSU alternative usage?

Post by KnightRid » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:56 am

https://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-a ... puter-PSU/

https://www.wikihow.com/Connect-a-Car-S ... With-a-Psu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnL6O7QMFv8

or just buy a google home or alexa device :)

or buy a cheap receiver (I know, I know, you have the PSU and car radio already so no money needed)

Come to think of it I have a radio that I won that goes in a boat....I dont have a boat (poor people problems lol) so maybe something like this would work to actually use it.
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Re: PSU alternative usage?

Post by camaroguy1998 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:34 pm

KnightRid wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:56 am
https://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-a ... puter-PSU/

https://www.wikihow.com/Connect-a-Car-S ... With-a-Psu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnL6O7QMFv8

or just buy a google home or alexa device :)

or buy a cheap receiver (I know, I know, you have the PSU and car radio already so no money needed)

Come to think of it I have a radio that I won that goes in a boat....I dont have a boat (poor people problems lol) so maybe something like this would work to actually use it.
Thanx for the links!

What kind of boat radio do you have??? CD? HD Radio? I might be interested???

I can feel my Idea Bubble about to burst...One thing I did not think about till now....one of those links pointed out a big problem(maybe annoyance?)!
How to maintain saved stations when the PSU is powered down! ](*,) :toimonster:

A big part of this was the idea of design and build! I enjoy doing things like this!
But if it sucks to use, I dont know..... :?
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Re: PSU alternative usage?

Post by KnightRid » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:12 am

Will try and dig it out today to get a picture and model for it.
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Post by bubba » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:00 am

If you do electronics, can convert an old PSU to be a bench power supply.

https://makezine.com/projects/computer- ... y-adapter/
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Re: PSU alternative usage?

Post by KnightRid » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:45 am

Sorry got busy and then forgot *sigh*

Jensen CPM530
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That is what I have.

For the station memory, couldnt you hook up a battery of some sort to keep power flowing through like in a car? Maybe use a riding mower battery or something small like that? Maybe a small ups....
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Re: PSU alternative usage?

Post by camaroguy1998 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:46 pm

KnightRid wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:45 am
Sorry got busy and then forgot *sigh*

Jensen CPM530

20190720_063418.jpg

That is what I have.

For the station memory, couldnt you hook up a battery of some sort to keep power flowing through like in a car? Maybe use a riding mower battery or something small like that? Maybe a small ups....
I appreciate you digging it out!
I'm really hoping for something that has HD built in!
I am going to keep it in mind, I really dont want to spend a lot of money on this project!
If I have to give up on HD I may consider that!
If you're willing to part with it!?!
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Re: PSU alternative usage?

Post by KnightRid » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:38 am

Yea it is nothing special. nicest thing is that it is a little weather resistant....cant say waterproof cause that is not the case, although for a boat radio you would think.... Been sitting in the box since I won it except when I took the speakers out to test in our car to make sure every single speaker blew at the same time, and they did...

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-t ... Id=4888900 - :)

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