I just had to use my oldest power supply today, and it made me wonder if anyone else has old PSUs still seeing use, whether that be in a PC, or in some other manner.
My oldest is from 1996 if I recall correctly (EDIT….looking at the pic it looks like its actually from 1997). It was from my parents PC that they got when I was in living at home and powered a pentium pro 200mhz and was used until the early 2000s. Eventually I got them a better computer used, and while most of the PC was disposed of I grabbed the PSU. I modified it to have the 12v lines and grounds to the top in terminals for general use. I later added a 5v post as well. It sees use probably once a month for 12v air matress pumps, 12v air compressor for tires, or just playing around with fans and whatnot. Using the compressor for tires often shuts it down, but after a few tries it runs...lol.
Any one else have old PSUs kicking around?
My handy dandy car adapter: