Who's rewired their house for this hobby?
wdonzelli at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 12:04:41 CST 2014
> Well, when you have hundreds of Amps flowing across the backplane, it gets
> hard to have all boards having the same voltage. Even if you have, maybe 4
> boards in a block, there will be significant voltage drop from the feed end
> to the far end. If you make the power planes too thick, it becomes
> to solder the backplane connectors, so you have to go to press-fit contacts.
Yes, I realize the problems, and I am not even a power supply guy. I
do know that it is enough of a concern that *qualified* power supply
guys need to be hired to come up with a working system.
> That is all well-known technology now, but might have been on the cutting
> edge when the KL10 was designed.
No, balancing big parallel power supplies goes back quite some ways,
into the 1950s, at least.
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