Switcher PS temperature...

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Jan 14 10:11:00 2005

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005, Bill Sudbrink wrote:

> It's rated for 8 amps with no significant airflow (if I
> understand the specs correctly) so, I'm not even pushing
> it to its limit. Anyway, after about 10 minutes of
> operation with the case open and the new PS sitting off
> to one side (clear all around), the two heat sinks are too
> hot to touch. Is that normal operation for this kind of
> supply? Maybe I got a bad one from WeirdStuff? Or
> could this be some additional clue as to something wrong
> somewhere else in the computer? According to my meter,
> the voltage is spot on 5 volts and the current is 7.2 amps.
> Any suggestions appreciated.

There is something else seriously wrong in my estimation. There is no
reason a computer of that size should be drawing more than a few amps.

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