Power laser with ATX power supply
I'm using an ATX power supply to power fans and lights in my enclosure, and was wondering if there would be any inconvenience powering the board from the ATX PSU? (400w, 14A on +12v)
I don't see a problem. Just make sure you have a good plug and make sure the wires you use for the board can handle at lease 5A (may need to use 2 wires for each + and -)
It would probably work even better as a ATX probably has a better voltage regulation than the inexpensive power supplies that come with the machine.