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Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters version 2

Unread postby kubatyszko » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:00 pm

Hi everyone.

Meanwhile I've been working on an improved version of my ATX adapter for the Fuel.

The changes are:

*) two fan signals generated:
1) one is by default jumpered to feed into the M/B - the jumper can be removed if one wished to supply their own (in case ATX PSU provided one).
2) second is just ready to use for any other purpose (say if one was in a need of fooling the env monitoring even more).

*) "kickstart" button - a small pushbutton that forces the ATX PSU to start, in case Fuel won't (it may refuse to power up if components are missing or env chips are fried). This allows one to read all the voltages (not only standby) and verify L1 output even if the Fuel refuses to boot. The rationale was that since you're buying the adapter because your main PSU died - it might have broken something else in your Fuel. This helps debug the issue.

*) standby (yellow) and power on (green) LED's - indicate whether the standby power is good (for L1), and whether the PSU is on providing power on 5V rail. This helps prove that your ATX PSU is connected correctly.

*) There are NO changes to the 12V adapter (small board)

The original thread announcing the prototype is here: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16730132

The price is $75 a set plus shipping from Japan.

Pictured is an actual product, without added solder and wire brace for more current capability.
The units by default have upright ATX connector (until I figure out solder amount on the traces and heat exchange) - this means your ATX cable may protrude into secondary 3.25 inch cage if you have any drives there. I have a SATA disk in mine and it fits just fine, albeit it required some work to wiggle the cable in. On special request I am able to install a 90 degree connector.

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Last edited by kubatyszko on Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:34 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Designer of Fuel ATX PSU adapter board : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16730291&p=7386863#p7386400
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Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters version 2

Unread postby recondas » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:04 pm

Nice! Thank you very much for taking the time to design this *and* make it available to the rest of us.
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Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters version 2

Unread postby toasty » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:52 pm

Giving this a bump because I bought one of these adapters (version 1) from kubatyszko a few months ago. And I was finally able to use them for the first time last night when I replaced my Fuel's dead motherboard. I went with the safe choice and got an ATX version of the Sparkle PSU (FSP460-60PFN). Installation was easy and I'm pleased to say my Fuel has been running for several hours now without any problems. Many thanks to kuba for his work on those adapters! I highly recommend it.

My env output. Voltages all seem to be within normal limits:

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rhaegar 2# l1cmd env
Environmental monitoring is enabled and running.

Description    State       Warning Limits     Fault Limits       Current
-------------- ----------  -----------------  -----------------  -------
           12V    Enabled  10%  10.80/ 13.20  20%   9.60/ 14.40   12.19
        12V IO    Enabled  10%  10.80/ 13.20  20%   9.60/ 14.40   12.25
            5V    Enabled  10%   4.50/  5.50  20%   4.00/  6.00    5.04
          3.3V    Enabled  10%   2.97/  3.63  20%   2.64/  3.96    3.32
          2.5V    Enabled  10%   2.25/  2.75  20%   2.00/  3.00    2.46
          1.5V    Enabled  10%   1.35/  1.65  20%   1.20/  1.80    1.48
        5V aux    Enabled  10%   4.50/  5.50  20%   4.00/  6.00    5.07
      3.3V aux    Enabled  10%   2.97/  3.63  20%   2.64/  3.96    3.30
PIMM0 12V bias    Enabled  10%  10.80/ 13.20  20%   9.60/ 14.40   12.25
  Asterix SRAM    Enabled  10%   2.25/  2.75  20%   2.00/  3.00    2.52
   Asterix CPU    Enabled  10%   1.44/  1.76  20%   1.28/  1.92    1.61
    PIMM0 1.5V    Enabled  10%   1.35/  1.65  20%   1.20/  1.80    1.49
PIMM0 3.3V aux    Enabled  10%   2.97/  3.63  20%   2.64/  3.96    3.29
  PIMM0 5V aux    Enabled  10%   4.50/  5.50  20%   4.00/  6.00    5.07
  XIO 12V bias    Enabled  10%  10.80/ 13.20  20%   9.60/ 14.40   12.12
        XIO 5V    Enabled  10%   4.50/  5.50  20%   4.00/  6.00    5.04
      XIO 2.5V    Enabled  10%   2.25/  2.75  20%   2.00/  3.00    2.46
  XIO 3.3V aux    Enabled  10%   2.97/  3.63  20%   2.64/  3.96    3.29

Description    State       Warning RPM  Current RPM
-------------- ----------  -----------  -----------
FAN 0  EXHAUST    Enabled          920         1256
FAN 1       HD    Enabled         1560         2321
FAN 2      PCI    Enabled         1120         1573
FAN 3    XIO 1    Enabled         1600         2475
FAN 4    XIO 2    Enabled         1600         2475
FAN 5       PS    Enabled         1600         2065

                           Advisory   Critical   Fault      Current
Description    State       Temp       Temp       Temp       Temp   
-------------- ----------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
NODE 0            Enabled   60C/140F   65C/149F   70C/158F   41C/105F
NODE 1            Enabled   60C/140F   65C/149F   70C/158F   44C/111F
NODE 2            Enabled   60C/140F   65C/149F   70C/158F   34C/ 93F
PIMM              Enabled   60C/140F   65C/149F   70C/158F   52C/125F
ODYSSEY           Enabled   60C/140F   65C/149F   70C/158F   43C/109F
BEDROCK           Enabled   70C/158F   75C/167F   80C/176F   45C/113F
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Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters version 2

Unread postby uunix » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:19 pm

Excellent, I hope I never need one, but it's good to know it exists. Good Show kuba :D
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Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters version 2

Unread postby kubatyszko » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:40 pm

toasty wrote:Giving this a bump because I bought one of these adapters (version 1) from kubatyszko a few months ago. And I was finally able to use them for the first time last night when I replaced my Fuel's dead motherboard. I went with the safe choice and got an ATX version of the Sparkle PSU (FSP460-60PFN). Installation was easy and I'm pleased to say my Fuel has been running for several hours now without any problems. Many thanks to kuba for his work on those adapters! I highly recommend it.

My env output. Voltages all seem to be within normal limits:

Code: Select all

rhaegar 2# l1cmd env
Environmental monitoring is enabled and running.

Description    State       Warning Limits     Fault Limits       Current
-------------- ----------  -----------------  -----------------  -------
           12V    Enabled  10%  10.80/ 13.20  20%   9.60/ 14.40   12.19
        12V IO    Enabled  10%  10.80/ 13.20  20%   9.60/ 14.40   12.25
            5V    Enabled  10%   4.50/  5.50  20%   4.00/  6.00    5.04
          3.3V    Enabled  10%   2.97/  3.63  20%   2.64/  3.96    3.32
          2.5V    Enabled  10%   2.25/  2.75  20%   2.00/  3.00    2.46
          1.5V    Enabled  10%   1.35/  1.65  20%   1.20/  1.80    1.48
        5V aux    Enabled  10%   4.50/  5.50  20%   4.00/  6.00    5.07
      3.3V aux    Enabled  10%   2.97/  3.63  20%   2.64/  3.96    3.30
PIMM0 12V bias    Enabled  10%  10.80/ 13.20  20%   9.60/ 14.40   12.25
  Asterix SRAM    Enabled  10%   2.25/  2.75  20%   2.00/  3.00    2.52
   Asterix CPU    Enabled  10%   1.44/  1.76  20%   1.28/  1.92    1.61
    PIMM0 1.5V    Enabled  10%   1.35/  1.65  20%   1.20/  1.80    1.49
PIMM0 3.3V aux    Enabled  10%   2.97/  3.63  20%   2.64/  3.96    3.29
  PIMM0 5V aux    Enabled  10%   4.50/  5.50  20%   4.00/  6.00    5.07
  XIO 12V bias    Enabled  10%  10.80/ 13.20  20%   9.60/ 14.40   12.12
        XIO 5V    Enabled  10%   4.50/  5.50  20%   4.00/  6.00    5.04
      XIO 2.5V    Enabled  10%   2.25/  2.75  20%   2.00/  3.00    2.46
  XIO 3.3V aux    Enabled  10%   2.97/  3.63  20%   2.64/  3.96    3.29

Description    State       Warning RPM  Current RPM
-------------- ----------  -----------  -----------
FAN 0  EXHAUST    Enabled          920         1256
FAN 1       HD    Enabled         1560         2321
FAN 2      PCI    Enabled         1120         1573
FAN 3    XIO 1    Enabled         1600         2475
FAN 4    XIO 2    Enabled         1600         2475
FAN 5       PS    Enabled         1600         2065

                           Advisory   Critical   Fault      Current
Description    State       Temp       Temp       Temp       Temp   
-------------- ----------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
NODE 0            Enabled   60C/140F   65C/149F   70C/158F   41C/105F
NODE 1            Enabled   60C/140F   65C/149F   70C/158F   44C/111F
NODE 2            Enabled   60C/140F   65C/149F   70C/158F   34C/ 93F
PIMM              Enabled   60C/140F   65C/149F   70C/158F   52C/125F
ODYSSEY           Enabled   60C/140F   65C/149F   70C/158F   43C/109F
BEDROCK           Enabled   70C/158F   75C/167F   80C/176F   45C/113F


Thanks for your feedback, I'm glad it worked.

For the general public - at first it didn't want to work, then I sent toasty a revised version of the board (this is when I got the idea for the kickstart button). After that we were able to conclude what was wrong with his Fuel, it turned out to be the motherboard and monitoring chips (voltages were off, some were at 0v, some fan speeds not showing up) . After replacing the M/B it works as you can see.
Designer of Fuel ATX PSU adapter board : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16730291&p=7386863#p7386400
(now ships from USA)


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