PSU bracket remake ?

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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by sandord » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:12 pm

Forgottenmyname wrote:
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Looks great to me. I can run a copy off to if you wish?
Sure, I'll post the STL files when I'm ready. But it'll take at least a few days, it's not properly printable until I have removed the two rear legs and replaced them with detachable ones.

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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:40 pm

Just out of interest, I just found this: http://centuriontech.eu/product/megast-psu-bracket/
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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by exxos » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:43 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Just out of interest, I just found this: http://centuriontech.eu/product/megast-psu-bracket/
Cool, must have some firm to cheaply chop/bend metal.
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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by sandord » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:27 pm

On a side note, I just realised (while reading http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/tos/index.htm, halfway the page) that the printed bracket - without the mesh - could actually make some upgrades fit under the PSU that currently don't, such as some TOS upgrade kits for mainboards that have the TOS sit under the PSU. That would save one desoldering sockets to reduce height.

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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by exxos » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:31 pm

sandord wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:27 pm
On a side note, I just realised (while reading http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/tos/index.htm, halfway the page) that the printed bracket - without the mesh - could actually make some upgrades fit under the PSU that currently don't, such as some TOS upgrade kits for mainboards that have the TOS sit under the PSU. That would save one desoldering sockets to reduce height.
That is a very good point!

Must be careful that the PCB fixings don't end up any higher though. With the transformer on my PSU, its pretty much right up to the top of the case. 1mm higher and could end up in disaster.
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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by sandord » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:35 pm

exxos wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Must be careful that the PCB fixings don't end up any higher though. With the transformer on my PSU, its pretty much right up to the top of the case. 1mm higher and could end up in disaster.
Well, at least we should keep the clear plastic sheet sit in it's place so the psu pcb leads are protected against shorts. But perhaps, the bracket could keep the mesh but have it elevated to sit right under the psu pcb, still leaving quite a bit more space that it currently does.

I'll do some experiments soon to figure out how much head room we can win.

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