AC power on front panels
rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Mon Jan 16 11:13:12 CST 2006
At 11:09 AM 1/14/06 +0000, you wrote:
>> If you really don't want mains power at the front panel at all, then a
>> is paobably the best solution - lots of room to mount it (and the xfmr to
>> power it), and you don't have to modify the front panel.
>Surely a transformer would need to be powered all the time?
>Why not use a nicad to pull the relay in, and charge it up when the unit
>is on? If the nicad was flat, you could just have an ordinary pushbutton
>to bypass the relay to get you going.
I would be VERY hesitant to put a NiCad in any computer system that I
wanted to preserve. They have a nasty habit of leaking without warning and
the electrolyte is extremely corrosive.
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