…built a power supply…
So, I finally finished the bicycle I was rebuilding, cleared some workbench space, and gutted a 300W power supply out of an old Antec computer case. I then converted it to a power supply for my Yaesu FT-7800R ham radio, to use as a base station in my garage.
This is a 300W switched power supply that supports 10A on the +12VDC rail.
Then I removed the cover.
Then clipped the unecessary wires and taped them off. The only one’s I needed for the ham radio power supply was the yellow (+12VDC), the black (ground), and the green (power on). I kept 1 green, 3 yellow, and 4 black.
You can twist the green and one of the black wires together. Be sure to tape them up and shrink wrap them. Also, tape the ends of all the clipped wires (just to be safe).
Then twist the 3 black wires together, and the 3 yellow wires together, and crimp an Anderson Power Pole connector on each.
You should have a pretty clean looking setup at this point.
Now, reinstall the cover, and you’re done!