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Old 12-06-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Setting up a backup power supply?

I have an extra power supply sitting around that is 450w and completely fine. . . Is there anyway to set it up as a backup?
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Default Re: Setting up a backup power supply?

What ya mean by backup? If the power goes off then so will both ya supplies. Not sure if thats what ya wanting, or if ya wanting something like a UPS, so if the power goes off then a battery source will take over.
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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No I mean could I set it up to combine my two supplies or something? What would happen if I plugged it into the wall then connected one of the cables from inside my comp to the 450? (with the rest of the stuff on the 550)
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U mean something like this?
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53694.html
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:54 PM   #5
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Yeah. . . Except he was using matched 300s. I'm gonna try to email the guy asking if they have to be matched. Thanks for your help.
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