Doctorbass wrote:That's nice!.. you are doing the same exact opposite that i'm doing.. reducing voltages!..
Your PSu will probably be able to handle that mod if you dont exceet the total output power of 400W and is you respect the component rating safety referenced to that new voltage... it's normal and you must keep that safety range about voltage rating of componint like caps and diode
ex: if the caps was 63V rated for a 36V psu (max 40V) then that mean the ratio is 63/40=1.57.. so this ratio must be equal or above.
this is easier for a psu to have a voltage upgrade instead of current upgrade. but you must keep under the max 400W range cause the primary of the transformer is made to compensate in dutycycle and that mean that it,s the current that will vary to keep the CC at output..
let suppose that the transfo is 100% efficient.. so you would need 400W input power on the primary.. so the input voltage is nearly constant and will always be V x I and should keep the same current for a 400W output... but if you expect to increase the voltage output and to keep the current as before.. the total output power will change and... the input too.. but with the input voltage constant it's the input current that will increase to compensate and it is not built to handle that
So that mean you must decrease the output current if you increase the output voltage to stay within the 400W max range.
The transformer is made to handle 400W no more.
Just to avoid you to make things going wrong into a Method's mushroom of smoke ( i'm kidding you Methods )
I was actually thinking of this when i was modding the supply;
The psu, before modification could output 15amps at 35v (500w) instead of the rated 400w. This is psu is underrated i think .. i could reduce the current to be safe which was my intention .. but i need to test on a watts up meter with load to find out the exact max out-put .. i'll probably try tonight ...
Do you think by removing one of those (shunt wires) in front of the capasitors . it would reduce the current ... I think it will ... they say jumper wires .. but i believe there current wires IMO..