as You know, the Geeetech PSU is not very safe. It doesn't follow european rules for electrical security. Therefore, I'm thinking about to use the PC PSU of my Personal PC to power the Geetech Prusa i3, too.
The maximum power consumption of the Geeetech i3 Prusa should be 180W. This is, what a high performance graphic card consumes, too. Therefore, if the PC PSU is of the range 350W and more and the PC is not rquipped with a high perfomance graphic card, the PC PSU should provide enough power to feed the Prusa i3, too.
There are several benefits:
- The PC PSU is fan cooled
- There are no electrical parts which provides 230V electric voltage (Security risk!!!)
- Probably better quality of current stabilization
But for me, the biggest advantage is the security. The Geeetech PSU as well as most other 3D Pronter PSUs are not allowed to be used in Europe!
What do You think about this?