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Teardown of a BK precision 1696 programmable switching power supply

Posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 in power supply, Teardowns by DP

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Kerry Wong did a teardown of a BK Precision 1696 programmable switching power supply:

My original plan was to find a replacement LCD and restore the unit to its original full functionality. But the LCD used in this unit is likely specifically made for the 169X series of power supplies and through some initial research I realized it would be extremely difficult to get hold of unless I could find a donor unit with a functional LCD inside. After I received the power supply, I realized that it had more issues than just the broken LCD itself. During my initial testing, I found that the output would not reach higher than 10 to 11 volts even with the over voltage protection set to the maximum value (20.5V). So clearly I have more homework to do, and for the time being let’s simply strip it down and see what’s inside.

See the full post on his blog.

Check out the video after the break.

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