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Offline sheridansystems

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help choosing power supply for logic board testing
« on: February 26, 2014, 11:02:44 am »
Great forum!
Being new to the field, and setting up my lab I need help finding a compatible bench power supply for testing Macbook Pro's logic boards. My Rigol ds1052 is on the way and I understood that if I power a logic board with a retail Apple adapter it will not work due to the third prong to earth connection? I use an Apple magsafe power adapter and a multimeter to test general voltage, resistance ect... The magsafe adapter is 85w with an input of 100-240V 15.A 50-60 Hz and an output of 18.5v=4.6a and 16.5v=3.6a. I want to power the boards safely to further diagnose failed SMD's, components, connectors and or traces using my Rigol. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Offline ielektros

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Re: help choosing power supply for logic board testing
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 08:00:03 pm »
Hi. Old post. May you have an answer too.

But my experience is. I have a cable, cutter from a dead old magsafe charger. The cable inside have the magic. Not the charger. I use that cable connected with my Agilent PSU and working like a charm. OSX System profiler show that is a 60W MagSafe original charger. That means, the plug have the one wire chip inside. Not the charger.

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