Accalia Elementia wrote:
does that..... have you soldered mains leads to a 12V power supply there in the bottom right?
I'm a crazy daughter of a vixen, and even I'm not crazy enough to do that.... at least not sober.
I am.... impressed.... and intrigued.... and...... also curious.
I'd love to see a wiring diagram for that thing, bigclive style for preference.
ummmmm... <sheepish>.. ya...
Not supposed to look THAT close.. Yes I had to get an aftermarket 12v powersupply, the 12v coming from the PC powersupply could not run the CRT, which needs around 2amps on startup and then consumes close to 1. I tried but it just wouldn't do it. The brick right below it is a 24v supply which runs both the Tesla Coil and the relays (which I have not yet mounted)
So I had a choice. Jam in a power strip or just solder it directly. I chose the latter for space, and kept the 120VAC in the lower right, which I intend to shield with a big piece of plexiglass or something from curled fingers, but I think that risk is low. My intention is to re-solder that and add some shrink-wrap, once I'm for-sure that's the configuration. Also I am going to add a fuse from the UPS to that rail, haven't decided on the value yet.. 5A seem sane?
As for a wiring diagram.. sure! Although it will be a bit emergent at this point, and probably ultimately boring.
I did just have to add a decoupling cap (.1uf and 1uf to be sure) across the LED controller, it was flickering and turns out PC power supplies produce pretty unclean power!