I had a power supply blow and I replaced it with one from the same company with the same model number. The new supply has lightly different specification than the old supply. Oddly (to me) it gives the voltage as a range.
Old Supply: U in: 120V 60hz (AC) P in: 600W U out: 18 V (DC)
New supply: U in: 120V 60hz (AC) P in: 600W U out: 12-24 V (DC)
Same company, same model number, but it has a voltage range... I get that you can have dual output supplies but that is typically written 12/24 volt, come with an amp rating at each voltage, and have some clear way of hooking up either 12 or 24 V. So my questions are
- How does it work for a power supply to output a range? I wouldn't think that possible.
- If it is outputting 24 v is that going to damage an 18v DC motor?
Edit: This is a Linak power supply for a standing desk powering 3 Linak legs/actuators. The old supply had a button control pad that connected via an RJ45 cable - it also had a mysterious unused small molex port on the board near the RJ45 port. The control pad for the new supply has a small digital LED screen on the button pad to display height and it has a small cable plugged into that port. There is a small secondary transformer on the secondary "fuse board" for stepping 120V to 11V and powering that LED. The tags on the torroidal transformer for the two units are identical output voltages (31 V). So, the 12 V is for the LED output, the 24 V.... still not sure why it says that. Both Boards have a pair of 2200uF 63V caps that appear to be in parallel dumping 21 V into 3 sets of 4 mosfets (1 set for each leg). Consumption by the board probably drops it down to 18V by the time it hits the legs.