WANTED - Pico PSU

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WANTED - Pico PSU

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Can a Pico-PSU power a CT060+CTPCI+HDD+DiskDrive?
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Umm have you tried eBay?
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I would like to buy from someone of this site, and, if unsuccessful, it will be Ebay.
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I still have the ones I tested on my PSU page...

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if yours can power on all my device (CT060+CTPCI+HDD+DiskDrive)... I'm a buyer. Plese PM your price ;)
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marss wrote: Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:31 am if yours can power on all my device (CT060+CTPCI+HDD+DiskDrive)... I'm a buyer. Plese PM your price ;)
I don't know it they will power all that or not.. I never had good results with them. I really would avoid picos if possible. You may have to ask around other forums to see what people are using.
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thanks
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Be aware that if you buy from eBay you probably won't get a genuine Pico PSU.

You may buying a cheap Chinese copy, and whilst you will get it cheaper, that could buy you a device that is unreliable and might even kill your machine.

A genuine 160 watt Pico PSU will cost you €45, not the €18 you'll find them for on eBay, that cost reduction can come at a price.

I'd suggest if you want to go down that route, you should really consider calculating the power needed before buying to avoid disappointment.
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@rubberjohnny... thanks for the advice
maybe a model you would suggest?
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Get a wide-input model like this: http://www.mini-box.com/PicoPSU-120-WI- ... wer-supply

It will take an input of 12-25V instead of just 12V. This usually results in a cleaner output. Also, it allows you to use the huge selection of 19V laptop chargers with it. 120W should be enough for your needs.
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