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    5 volts for backlighting etc?

    Hey guys, where do most of you get your 5 volts from and how do you connect to it? From the computers power supply?

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    Re: 5 volts for backlighting etc?

    hello drewsta......
    you can buy computer power supply's real cheap. i use a 'standalone' PSU for both my 5v & 12v.
    when you look at it, there are a myriad of wires coming out.
    to start it just connect the green wire to any black and to stop it, simply disconnect them ( i use a switch).
    any red/black combination is going to give you 5v and any yellow/black combination is going to give you 12v.
    way to go
    good luck .....

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    Re: 5 volts for backlighting etc?

    Hey Ian thanks for that mate! Iis there a board or something that i can connect the 5 volts to, then connect anything i need to give power to that board etcz? The same with 12 volts? Also can't you just turn it on and off with the little switch on the psu itself?

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    Re: 5 volts for backlighting etc?

    Drewsta,

    here is a link to an article on using an old computer PSU as a power supply. there are others out there if you use Google

    http://web2.murraystate.edu/andy.bat...owersupply.htm

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