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#1 Tampabay racer

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 01:53 PM

I have had 2 power supplys burn up. Now I dont have one. Looking for a power supply.

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 02:16 PM

I've got a 32v/5a gophert available if you're interested.


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 02:21 PM

Not interested in a gophert. Sorry didnt mention that. They are junk in my book.

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 02:44 PM

check online at MFJ.com...it is ham radio supply company...they have several to choose from...one is Alinco DM-330MV and another is MFJ-MV...both are metered for volts and amps...4v-15.5 volts at 30 amps. Ive been using them for years in my ham radio equipment...Kim



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Posted 31 July 2020 - 02:55 PM

Great idea Kim, I didnt even think about radio equipment suppliers. I was a ham operator KJ4AYW. Still use the CB daily.

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:00 PM

Unless you have prejudice against buying foreign made stuff.   I am still using one I bought 8-10 years ago thru Ebay.   It comes from China and is 9-14 vdc and  30 amps.   I think I got it for $30 something.   It's been so good that I bought second one to have for any future need   I think there are 4-5 similar models and specs that will find if you do a search.


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:31 PM

Another 'ham radio' power supply our 1/32 club uses is the Pyramid brand.  The 25amp unit  is most popular for 3-4 lane tracks.  They make all sizes and many have adjustability of voltage and gauges.  They are a bit large for the tool box....


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:52 PM

Unless you have prejudice against buying foreign made stuff.   I am still using one I bought 8-10 years ago thru Ebay.   It comes from China and is 9-14 vdc and  30 amps.   I think I got it for $30 something.   It's been so good that I bought second one to have for any future need   I think there are 4-5 similar models and specs that will find if you do a search.

That won't work for breaking in motors.

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:10 AM

I break in motors on the track.   Does it make any difference how a $2 motor is broken in?    

 

33 AMPS, ADJUSTABLE 10-16 VDC    $30

https://www.ebay.com...CLK|clp:2334524


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:09 AM

I'm not going to spend any more time, than this this 2nd post, explaining how racer's like Brian, break in their motors in, (sometimes underwater) true tires, etc.

I know you were trying to help, but a power supply that starts at 9 volts isn't going to work for him.

That's all you need to know.
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:13 AM

I guess I Shouldve been more specific. Im looking for power supply to break in motors and run my tire truer needs to be zero to at least 12 V 10 A

Brian Ambrose


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:24 AM

Get your track to order a Wrightway. I have one and they work very nice.

 


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 02:57 PM

I use a simple Gophert I picked up through Ebay 5 years ago.  0-16 volts with 10amp variable amperage and readout. It was $39.00 delivered.  I picked up two--because it was SO cheap I thought it would die.  Still going 5 years later--the 2nd one is my bench supply now.  FWIW
I don't like to buy chinese--but it's SO cheap I couldn't resist.


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 10:00 AM

Brian:

There is a nice Wrightway power supply for sale on eBay right now, $159 obo.  They are nice little supplies and will do everything you need to do.  This supply is pretty small and light and it's what I bring to the track and what I use at home.  Check it out!


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