Originally Posted by benben84
Very nice! I've been meaning to make myself a bending station like this but I could never figure out a really good way to power it. You have vid on the wiring or is it just simply negative to positive with nichrome in between?
Here is the video of the test setup with the laptop power supply. It is just simply negative to positive with nichrome in between but you need to determine the size and length of the wire in relation to the volts and amps of the power supply.
There is a nice calculator that I used to determine the wire I needed. http://www.jacobs-online.biz/nichrome/NichromeCalc.html
I just cut the end off the wire and attached the leads. There are three wires, White, Black, and Green.I did not use ground, Green wire.
In hindsight I should have not cut the connector off of the power supply and incorporated a connector onto the table. I will do this if I ever decide to make changes.Edited by sebar - 3/25/14 at 3:06pm