While it is possible to connect the MCW5002-AT to the computer power-supply, users should be aware that only high-end power-supplies can accomodate the Peltier module 18amps current draw (at 12 volts). Accordingly, users should verify that their power supply features at least a 40 Amps ratings for the +12 volts rail.
Some of us have lives, ya know... Got to go outside, drink some eggnog, play some football...krotch said:the 12v lines on the Enermax spit out 18A on 12v1 and 17A on 12v2 and a max of 40A, it won't be a problem.
The only problem I'll see is whether I'll have enough power to run everything.
Couples U max I max DT max Q max R(Ω
127 15.2 VDC 24 A >67 ° C 226.1 W 0.48
Measured power draw at 12 VDC: 18A
krotch said:I never had any issues when I ran two 300w in my server. The 2nd PSU was only getting load on the 12v line. I ran the comp that way until I bought a 580w PSU. Probably about two months time.