[UCI-Linux] how to test PC power supplies?

Harry Mangalam hjm at tacgi.com
Mon Jun 13 11:59:00 PDT 2005

I might just do this.  A spare for the number of machines we have around 
wouldn't be a bad thing either.

Went thru the calculations of how many watts the machine is pulling and we're 
close, so a bigger PS is probably warranted anyway.


On Monday 13 June 2005 11:49 am, Dan Stromberg wrote:
> One way is to go to Fry's, buy a powersupply, try it and see if it
> works.
> If it works, keep it.
> If it doesn't, Fry's has a return policy that works well for people who
> just wanted to test some equipment.  It's a less good policy for people
> who want to pull something from the shelf and expect that it works well
> though.
> On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 09:51 -0700, Harry Mangalam wrote:
> > I have a suspect server power supply.
> >
> > Is there a std way to test PC power supplies?  Does anyone have a scope
> > that they'd be willing to lend (or let me attach a PS to) or is there a
> > hand-held device that can test the voltage over a fairly long time
> > period?  CAn you get an accurate enough idea from watching a voltmeter
> > for several minutes?
> >
> > How do do the NACS and/or PC support people test suspect PS's?  Or do you
> > just replace them if at all suspect?
> >
> > hjm
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Cheers, Harry
Harry J Mangalam - 949 856 2847 (vox; email for fax) - hjm at tacgi.com 
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