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DIY Xmas Light Bench Power supply

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by battle79, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. battle79

    battle79 Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    So I took a 12V PSU and a 12V/5V Buck converter and made a little Bench supply for testing all my lights. Even added one of Rays ~$6 pixel testers.

    Still need to sand, paint, and swap the screws as it's a little rough still. 5V is Red, Data out is Green, and 12V is Blue. (See what I did there)

    Love the idea of being able to plug in standard test leads when needed, and also having a female 3pin plug, alligator clips, and test probes available to use.

    Thought some people might enjoy and get some ideas for themselves.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88gHa1-utIcRERZVW9fbnFWaXc/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88gHa1-utIcMUw4NmhFOFhlems/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88gHa1-utIcakVzdDYyTlNyWDg/view?usp=sharing
     
  2. logandc99

    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

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    Very nice setup


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  3. Heath-LightsOnTapley

    Heath-LightsOnTapley Senior Elf Generous Elf

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    where do you get those test leads? cheers
     
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    battle79 Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    I bought the leads from Jaycar with the banana plug on both ends. I also bought the probes and alligator clips for Jaycar.

    I just cut the last 100mm off of the leads and added the probes to the long remaining section so I can test new lights, then I added the short cut lengths to a 3 pin female plug so I can test completed elements.

    Similar with the alligator clips. (Not pictured, but same idea as probes)

    In my rush I forgot to fuse the outputs, so that's something I have to go back and do. Also added a holder for the data remote.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88gHa1-utIcbjJiYU5IME4wdzg/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88gHa1-utIcRDRDaWFzU0dhczg/view?usp=sharing
     
  5. buzzdude

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    Cool idea.

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