I currently have a 24V - 5A power supply in a commercial product that may require upwards of 8A from the load. Ideally, I would just hook up another 24V - 5A power supply in parallel and not worry about the overcurrent. However, I know that this is an issue because of the slight differences in voltage from each power supply (they will fight til one dies).
Is there any way for me to boost the amperage available of this power supply safely without completely replacing it? Footprint is an issue since this is a commercial system, I have about 4" x 2" of space in my box.
For background, I am a degreed electrical engineer, but did not focus on circuit theory (went more of the emag/nuclear route).