>>> Link to First Part in this Series
The Power Board serves as a combination of a multi-output PSU and a relay board. Powering the needs of the 576NUC+ and the LCD monitor display via an unregulated 12 VDC supply, also supplies 230 VAC step down to 115 VAC for the watt transducer's instrumentation, and provides low voltage AC for the proportional AC power control module.
Beyond this it encompasses the power control aspects of the system (RLC-4000 System Power On/Off, Load Power On/Off, and Cooling Fan On/Off).
I'm happy to say it did very well, but it was fairly warm to the touch. However in the final application there will be a good amount of air flow through the cabinet via the cooling fan, so my feeling is that there shouldn't be any problems with heat.
In order to really bring this project together, does require funding some additional stuff such as the front and rear custom aluminum panels which carry a hefty price tag that I'm not yet in the position to cover. So although today's post is a tease of sorts, I do intend to finish this project by the end of the year.
This project is kinda like the long wait for the StarShip's first orbital flight.
Stay tuned for more to come.