VAX 4000-500 PSU Overload?

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Sat Dec 19 13:18:36 CST 2015

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> Wade
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> Seeing as it already seems to have over current sensing, I guess it has
> small resistors in there so perhaps it is possible to measure the current.
> notices one looks like this:-

Ah! So that is what those things are! I definitely think this one is
detecting something wrong and shutting down the 12V side. I have just been
doing some tests with a dummy load and the 12V side will come up and then go
down a few moments later, sometimes it will stay up, it seems a bit random.
Presumably then, there is something wrong with the overcurrent detection.

I will have to look into how you test these, or perhaps just replace them
and see what happens.



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