Atx power supply

Are you able to use an atx power supply to power an mpcnc as a 3dp?

Usually it works, I have had some brown out on me though.

Some ATX power supplies don’t regulate the 12V rail well (or at all) if there isn’t a minimum load on the 5V rail. Industrial multi-output supplies specify any required minimum load in their datasheets, but I’ve never seen it mentioned in the “data sheets” supplied with consumer ATX supplies. Depends on the particular ATX supply, but in my experience a 1/2 to 1 amp load is sufficient. I use an appropriately sized power resistor, mounted inside the supply, for the load.

  • Al

server power supplies are my go to for projects ones with fans cheap and works great.