A quick note on “ATX” Power Supplies

 In Amateur Radio, hard hacks

After our recent activity making the emergency ATX power supplies, I got a call one evening from one of the hams who couldn’t get their salvaged 24-pin power supplies to work.  It turns out that many of the larger computer manufacturers use their own proprietary pinouts.  In this case, he got bit by a Compaq power supply.  A good place to check to see if you can make a proprietary power supply work is pinouts.ru (yes, I know it is in Russia, but to my best knowledge it is not crawling with malicious software).

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