Upgrade TronXY X1 Power Supply with PC Power Supply

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  • Published on Aug 22, 2017
  • Th TronXY X1 3d Printer is a miracle and a bargain, but the power brick (AKA "Fire Brick") runs VERY hot for long prints, and often dies young.
    So this video shows how I took an old (free) PC ATX power supply and adapted it to power the Tronxy XY. With an 18A rating, there's huge headroom, and I could even run a heated bed from this same supply at the same time.
    In a future video I'll tidy up some loose wires and add binding posts to bring out all the useful voltages.
    CAUTION: This project involves a mains voltage appliance. Mains voltage is dangerous and can kill. If you are not qualified and comfortable working in this way, do not do so, and whatever you decide to do is your decision and your responsibility - not mine. This video is not technical advice. I'm showing you what I did - not suggesting what you should do.
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Comments • 4

  • Randomodbuild
    Randomodbuild 3 years ago

    Can the tronxy x1 run on 18.5 volts at 3.5 amps?

    • Chris Wesley
      Chris Wesley  3 years ago

      The TronXY X1 runs on 12V. 18.5 is likely to destroy it.

  • E S
    E S 3 years ago

    Could you solder the green wire directly to earth from the main kettle socket in the PC ATX power supply?

    • Chris Wesley
      Chris Wesley  3 years ago +1

      It might work as Earth and negative end up being connected but not always directly, .so it's not he surest way to do it. It would have the positive side effect that if the appliance wasn't earther properly, then the supply wouldn't come on so you'd know something was wrong. Hmmmm!