Computer P.S. schematics

Thread Starter

seecumulus

Joined Jul 13, 2011
31
Hello -

I am familiar with the Upgrading and Repairing PC's book, however,
I cannot locate mine and don't have one presently.

Do you know where I can find a Type ATX Personal Computer Power
Supply (+3.3 v, + 5v , +12v, -12v, +5v sb) Schematic - general reference - on the world wide web ?
A general schematic would be fine - I don't think I need the actual one -
well at least not yet !

Thank You
:)
 

iONic

Joined Nov 16, 2007
1,650
Hello -

I am familiar with the Upgrading and Repairing PC's book, however,
I cannot locate mine and don't have one presently.

Do you know where I can find a Type ATX Personal Computer Power
Supply (+3.3 v, + 5v , +12v, -12v, +5v sb) Schematic - general reference - on the world wide web ?
A general schematic would be fine - I don't think I need the actual one -
well at least not yet !

Thank You
:)

Yes, I know where you can find one. On the World Wide Web! What would we do without search engines.

"atx power supply schematic"
 

Thread Starter

seecumulus

Joined Jul 13, 2011
31
Yes - This is one that I have printed from my Google Search like
previous gentleman suggested.
This one that you linked looks similiar to what I am working on.
I'll know more of the circuit board tomorrow, hopefully !
Thank you:)
 

SgtWookie

Joined Jul 17, 2007
22,210
The best thing to do is to first determine what controller ICs are used in the supply, and then find their datasheets and application notes.

Most of them use a fairly similar design. In the older ATX specification, many just had the +5v rail regulated; they needed a load of at least a couple of Amperes in order to regulate the other voltages correctly.

You'll frequently find that those supplies that have a -5v and -12v simply used 7905 and 7912 fixed negative linear regulators, as the current requirements for those voltages is generally quite low, and only used for RS-232 communication ports.

For general switching supply information, you might find this site to be a handy reference:
http://smps.us/
 
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