PSU-Plus Official Release

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This thread now serves as a mirror of the PSU-Plus Github repo. All files are located there.

The PSU-Plus is the spiritual successor to Noah's RVL-PSU, designed for ease of assembly and versatility across many micro-type builds.

Like it's predecessor, the PSU-Plus has 1V, 1.15V, 3.3V and 5V regulators. Where the PSU-Plus differs is the addition of a 1.8V regulator for builds that remove the LDO from the Wii (such as Wesk's GC Micro and the GC Nano).

I designed this board when the TLV62130RGTR regulators were out of stock as a drop-in replacement for the RVL-PSU. It has the exact same board outline dimensions, as well as the same screw hole layout / dimensions.

I have added an additional VIN pad for builds that use VIN elsewhere in the project (such as feeding 12V to the audio amplifier / sensor bar in the Noldendo Miicro). I have also added jumper pads to enable / disable the 1v8 and 5v regulars if your build does not require either of them.

VIN Min: 5V
VIN Max: 18V
Max current output (per regulator): 3A


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If you are interested in buying one of these boards pre-assembled, I sell them on my Etsy Store.

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The PSU-Plus is the spiritual successor to Noah's RVL-PSU, designed for ease of assembly and versatility across many micro-type builds.

Like it's predecessor, the PSU-Plus has 1V, 1.15V, 3.3V and 5V regulators. Where the PSU-Plus differs is the addition of a 1.8V regulator for builds that remove the LDO from the Wii (such as Wesk's GC Micro and the GC Nano).

I designed this board when the TLV62130RGTR regulators were out of stock as a drop-in replacement for the RVL-PSU. It has the exact same board outline dimensions, as well as the same screw hole layout / dimensions.

I have added an additional VIN pad for builds that use VIN elsewhere in the project (such as feeding 12V to the audio amplifier / sensor bar in the Noldendo Miicro). I have also added jumper pads to enable / disable the 1v8 and 5v regulars if your build does not require either of them.

VIN Min: 5V
VIN Max: 18V
Max current output (per regulator): 3A

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Note that I have a picture of an older revision of the assembled board, prior to adding jumpers and the extra VIN pad. I am currently assembling new boards and those are what will be in the release files / for sale. I will likely change these pictures once I have the time to sit down and take new ones.

I am releasing these under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

If you are interested in buying one of these boards pre-assembled, I will be selling them for $40 USD plus shipping. Feel free to reach out via forum DMs or via Discord (I have the same username / pfp in the BB server)!
this is so cool i have like 7 or 8 wiis that are 6 layer boards that i wanted to do something with so thank you so much for the effort you put into this it will make it so much easier to continue making fun projects. i would love to purchase one too when you start making them.
 
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While I don't regret the hell I went through to get functioning RVL-PSU boards, I'm so happy this is a reality now!

GOOD SHIT GADGET.
 
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While I don't regret the hell I went through to get functioning RVL-PSU boards, I'm so happy this is a reality now!

GOOD SHIT GADGET.
Thank you Morklympious and CrazyGadget for your updated RVL-PSU files. I didn't think the PSU-Plus would be released, so I ordered the boards/components to make RVL-PSUs Sunday of last week. lol, oops.
 
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Hi, I'm a newbie to all things electronics so sorry for the noob question. If I want to order PSU-Plus from PCBWAY using the provided Gerber files, will I receive a PSU-Plus that is ready to use for a Noldendo build. Or is there some extra soldering of components that I need to do onto the PSU-Plus board?
 

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Hi, I'm a newbie to all things electronics so sorry for the noob question. If I want to order PSU-Plus from PCBWAY using the provided Gerber files, will I receive a PSU-Plus that is ready to use for a Noldendo build. Or is there some extra soldering of components that I need to do onto the PSU-Plus board?
You'll get just the blank boards with no components, so you'd need to order all the parts from Digi-Key and assemble them yourself. I do sell pre-assembled boards if you're interested.
 
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You'll get just the blank boards with no components, so you'd need to order all the parts from Digi-Key and assemble them yourself. I do sell pre-assembled boards if you're interested.
Can a person with not much soldering experience put together the PSU-Plus? Are the components listed on the BOM sheet for 1 PSU-Plus board?

How much would it roughly cost to send a pre-assembled board to the UK? Will there be a future shop to purchase these pre-assembled such as the 4-Layer Shop?

Thanks for getting back to me
 

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Can a person with not much soldering experience put together the PSU-Plus? Are the components listed on the BOM sheet for 1 PSU-Plus board?

How much would it roughly cost to send a pre-assembled board to the UK? Will there be a future shop to purchase these pre-assembled such as the 4-Layer Shop?

Thanks for getting back to me
Without much soldering experience, I would say it likely wouldn't be easy to put one together. That being said, there's a first time for everything! If you don't already have a hot air rework station, I'd highly recommend picking one up. Supposedly there are some decent 858 clones on Aliexpress that are pretty good bang for the buck.

I do have an Etsy store where I put these up, but right now I have them as out of stock since I'm waiting on a shipment. If you DM me your address, I can tell you exactly how much it will cost.
 
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can someone make the cpl or eagle file available please
 
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In this thread it was found that you can actually get away with tying 1.15v and 1v together, and some projects don't need 1.8 or 5v - one day might there be a cheap minimal board that produces the minimum number of voltages to work?
 
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In this thread it was found that you can actually get away with tying 1.15v and 1v together, and some projects don't need 1.8 or 5v - one day might there be a cheap minimal board that produces the minimum number of voltages to work?
That is undervolting, and doing that won't always work. if you are doing something with a psu, you probably won't even need to undervolt your Wii. The 1.8 volt line is a REQUIREMENT. eliminating it would mean your trim will NOT work. it is possible to run 1.8v and 1.15v lower, but only try this once you have experience running Wiis at normal voltage. Now, there are undervolt boards in the works, such as Wundervolt or Thundervolt , however, you should not go down the undervolt route until you have more experience
 
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