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  1. random

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    I wanted a decent, cheap PSU for 12V and 5V capable of reasonably high current on 5V for powering LED strings.


    ATX PSU is the obvious choice considering I had one spare (besides buying an open frame PSU), but I wanted to house it in a compact, preferably metallic housing. Jaycar had nothing suitable. Bunnings, however, turned up a perfect candidate:


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    Internal shot:
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    The binding posts and LED on the front are a warning that all is not as it seems for this letterbox!
     

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    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

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    That is definitely the most Random thing I have seen in Christmas lighting. Hope the Postie doesn't fry himself.
     
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    A very interesting design, looks very nice. Is that using a letterbox, thats what it looks like. Great work
     
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    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    LMAO! "Proper Job" as Andy from Scrapyard Challenge would say. :)
     
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    smartalec Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    perfect fit for the power supply,
    one hope's the mailbox dont leak
     
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    That a great Idea.

    A small note That I can not see the Fan Vents . You will need to ensure that it does not thermally shutdown.


    Jeff
     
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    cheers fellas, a bit random but at 16 bucks from bunnings it was the right price!


    I don't plan on leaving it out in the weather, at worst it would be on my balcony well sheltered from the rain.


    Jeff - there is a 120mm fan on the underside and I have left about an inch of clearance so there's enough room for ventilation. Like most ATX supplies it exhausts out the back.
     

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