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Electronics Optical drive with AC adapter?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by quizz_kid, 8 Aug 2013.

  1. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    Hi guys.

    I have an optical drive that I'd like running without the use of a PSU. Does it really need both 12v and 5v? Would it be possible to power it with a single AC adapter or something?
     
  2. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Use a laptop one and you can do it with 5v over usb
     
  3. quizz_kid

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    Not sure I will have access to USB, and I don't even have a laptop driver.

    I'm going to intall OS on a bunch of thin mitx boards with external power supplies.
     
  4. Meelobee

    Meelobee What's a Dremel?

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    Sure you can use a 12v adapter, just split the 12v from the adapter into 2 leads, one for 12v and use a resistor to get the other lead to 5v :)
     
  5. quizz_kid

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    That's what I thought. Nice, thanks Meelobee!
     
  6. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Multimodder

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    I have a laptop drive that has 2 USB cables, one for data and another for power, I can also use a USB plug adapter for power
     
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    Tealc What's a Dremel?

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