APC Smart-UPS 1500VA Teardown

A teardown of a desktop UPS, the APC Smart-UPS 1500, a run down of the controller and power electronics of the system. Data on the unit (which is currently replaced by a newer unit with same model number “APC Smart-UPS SMT1500IC”): https://www.apc.com/shop/dk/en/products/APC-Smart-UPS-Line-Interactive-1500VA-Tower-230V-8x-IEC-C13-outlets-SmartConnect-Port-SmartSlot-AVR-LCD/P-SMT1500IC If you want to see more UPS teardown videos, pictures and articles, I […]

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NextGEN DRSSTC UD3: Unboxing, Soldering, Startup and Software (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first video in a series of 3, on how to get started with the DRSSTC UD3 Tesla coil driver. Huge shoutout to Steve Ward, Netzpfuscher (Jens Kerrinnes), Malte0811 and TMaxElectronics (Thorben Zethoff) for their work on the UD3 platform. I am on installing and testing this in my large Kaizer DRSSTC 3

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Energy Museum Shut Down! I Filmed the Last Public Tesla Coil Show

I visited the Danish Energy Museum back in Autumn 2023 and by pure coincidence it was their last opened weekend of the year and they would pack down to close for good, due to lack of funding. One of the few museums in Denmark, hosting a Tesla coil show for public display, has been closed

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Smoke Screen Machine Protect 950 XP – Teardown of a Smoke Cannon!

I found a old and discarded smoke cannon at a scrap yard! It looked in rough shape, but still had some oil in its container. With a bit experimentation and at last forcefully feeding it oil, it gave off its smoke! As a bonus, I got most of my workshop lubricated from half-burned oil smoke

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APC Smart UPS 450 VA, for Server 19″ Rack 1U, Teardown

A teardown of a 19″ 1U server UPS, the APC Smart UPS 450 model SC450RMI1U. I give a quick run down of the current paths in the system and evaluation of the overall design. For many more UPS teardown articles and videos, I hope you will find these articles worth your time! Specifications for APC

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811A Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil + 1000 FPS Slow Motion Sparks

Technical walk-through and demonstration of spark generation from my first dual resonant Tesla coil. I finished this dual 811A vacuum tube Tesla Coil back in late 2008, which dates this back 15 years by now! At the time I finished this coil, my best camera at the time, could only record in 640×480 with horrible

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Server PSU Hack – Dell N870P / NPS-885AB. 12V 71A 870W

The Dell N870P power supply origins from the redundant PSU for the Dell Poweredge R710 / T610 rack servers. This article and video shows how to make it run standalone. Pictures of the Dell N870P / NPS-885AB unit and its specifications. The list of hacked server power supplies gets longer and longer. Use my guides

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