Flex to 1U PSU adapter Fabrication

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  1. earth4s

    earth4s New Member

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    I decided to dust off my U-NAS 800 case and finally do something with it. Unfortunately I managed to order a FLEX PSU power supply instead of a 1U PSU that it is intended to have. My Google-fu has show their are adapters out their but decided to see if I can fabricate one on my 3D printer.

    Now, this is where I have run into problems. Does anyone know where I can get good diagrams of both the FLEX and 1U PSU mounting face layouts? It seems simple enough but I want to make sure its accurate. I'll share once I'm done.

    EDIT: I created the bracket but ended up buying a 1U PSU instead. Here is the link to the bracket on Thingiverse. You could probably send it to a place and get it laser cut instead of printing it.

    Flex PSU to 1U PSU bracket
     
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  2. EffrafaxOfWug

    EffrafaxOfWug Radioactive Member

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    I use the same case - is your PSU able to be fixed at both ends? The flex PSU I used in my builds (Seasonic 300W in both cases) is only affixed to the exterior of the case as there's no mounting that would fit internally and as such I don't think a 3D-printed part would have anywhere near enough strength for this use case; any significant lateral movement I think would put enough strain on the plastic to snap it.

    FWIW I bought some nice adapters for a few quid apiece from the same bods that imported the case for me (UKian here) so not sure if I'd consider 3D printing economically viable either...
     
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    I got the FSP 50ow (FSP500-50FSPT) power-supply. It has threaded holes for screws on the end but I haven't found a bracket that would work. I found the metal adapters you mention but I live State side so the time and cost isn't appealing to me. With all that said I am looking at also designing a retainer bracket to hold the power supply up and keep it from moving. There is a design on Thingiverse for 1U power-supply that gave me the idea.
     
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