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Can I use this to power a Tiptop UZeus?

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Hi,

Unfortunately not, the Tiptop UZeu (30W) requires more power than Ripcord can provide (12W).

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I have no problem using the Ripcord with the uZeus, but I have not attempted to max out the uZeus' power specs yet.  Like any power supply, the uZeus only "requires" as much as the equipment connected actually draws, so as long as people keep the total module specs under 12w there shouldn't be a problem at all...
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So what you are saying is: when calculating the required power for the uZeus, use the current draw of the modules themselves and not the max current of the case?
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Yes.I have used the 15v Ripcord with Tiptop's uZeus and with 4ms' Row Power 30 & Pod48x (which is slightly differently specced, but still 30 watts).  And I have used the 12v Ripcord to power a 74hp lunchbox running a Synthrotek PWR (which is a discontinued 49.5w power supply) and none of them had any problems or behaved any differently than when on mains power.  Plugging the racks into ModularGrid, none of them were pushing the 12w max of the Ripcords, but at least with the 4 supplies I have mentioned you won't have a problem as long as the modules don't draw more than the Ripcord rating.
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Hi Scott,
Great, thanks for taking the time to update us on the current draw of your set up. I am delighted to hear Ripcord is powering your gear - I would love to see a pictures of your set up.
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Things have changed since this was taken on 1 January, but here's the lunchbox with the 5A Synthrotek power supply being powered by Ripcord.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJfcMuVBDn7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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