On another thread, Ian mentioned his intention to repurpose a PS3 power supply into a bench PSU. Anyone have experience with repurposing laptop or PC power supplies into a bench PSU? Worth the time and effort? Any favorite online tutorials?
I’ve got a wall wart right now that I use with my Spider via the USB Client DP module, and also with my breadboards via a Sparkfun 3v3/5v breadboard power module, but the wall wart maxes out at 1A.
I scavenged parts off a busted HoMed back massager that had a AC-DC transformer and a step down circuit. I added some parts to clean the signal, and stuck it in a Radio Shack project box. Regulated 12V 3A for about $5 8)
Definitely worth the effort, and you can feel good about saving one more piece of electronic “junk” from the landfill.