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I have an A-bus structured media panel that I plan on adding additional modules to. The modules all require 24 volts. I hate those damn power packs that they sell to use in the media panel. Are there any alternatives that I can use, such as a switching power supply that I can mount in the structured media panel? I want to ensure I am to code, but don't want to stack 4 or 5 of the big plastic blocks in the cabinet if I can help it (one factor is cost). Anyone ever done anything like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Genssi-14-6A-Regulated-Switching-Supply/dp/B005CLDOW8/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1385437499&sr=8-9&keywords=24+volt+power+supply
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Would a switching power supply work, versus the linear ones? I've read that they could potentially induce noise into the power feeds.
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http://www.amazon.com/DLS-27-25-AUTOMATIC-BATTERY-CHARGER-SUPPLY/dp/B0074JVPKY

I'm thinking this is a good one to go with based on the reviews, and design specs. It's good for up to 25A, at 24VDC.
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Use the first one you linked to. Don' t use a 55 Amp battery charger.

There isn't much electronic equipment around these days that doesn't use an SMPS.
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Use the first one you linked to. Don' t use a 55 Amp battery charger.

There isn't much electronic equipment around these days that doesn't use an SMPS.

Thanks for the reply. Is there a specific reason that you recommended the first one over the second one? The specs say that it can function as a power supply or battery charger.
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You don't need 55 Amps of DC for anything in that cabinet, plus the specs don't match the picture, so who knows what you're getting.
The first one is probably a lot cleaner on the output as well.
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You don't need 55 Amps of DC for anything in that cabinet, plus the specs don't match the picture, so who knows what you're getting.
The first one is probably a lot cleaner on the output as well.
The first one also has gooder engrish:
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