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DIY custom power supply

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Anthony Lieuallen made this custom power supply and wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly: You might not truly be an electronics nerd until you build your own power supply. Either way, I've finally passed that threshold. As I've mentioned previously (and previouslier), I've been working on mine...

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Inside a two-quadrant power supply – Agilent 66312A teardown and experiment

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Kerry Wong did a teardown of an Agilent 66312A dynamic measurement DC source: Typically, a lab power supply can only operate within a single quadrant. Take a positive voltage power supply for example, it can only output or source current. If any attempt is made trying to sink current into...

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Glowing mercury thyratrons: Inside a 1940s Teletype switching power supply

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Ken Shirriff take a look inside a bulky DC power supply REC-30 rectifier, how it works and contrast it with a MacBook power supply: We recently started restoring a Teletype Model 19, a Navy communication system introduced in the 1940s.14 This Teletype was powered by a bulky DC power supply...

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Amiga 500 power supply build

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

A how-to on building an Amiga 500 power supply from Inkoo Vintage Computing: The power supply of my Amiga 500 is a bit unreliable. I’ve had some issues with the machine where the PSU could be the culprit, so I thought that it would be better to get a new power supply. There...

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Portable bench power supply v2 project

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Luke writes, "A few years back I made a compact bench PSU based on a DPS-3002 module and a 24v PSU. I have since made a improved version that also includes the ability to run on my power tool batteries making it ultra-portable." See the full post on his blog here.

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DC/DC switcher for 5v TO 3v at 750mA in a TO-220 7805 footprint

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

An open source small DC/DC 3W switcher to drop 5V to 3V in a 7805 TO-220 pinout from Black Mesa Labs: This post is an open source hardware design from Black Mesa Labs for a simple DC/DC converter for dropping 5V to 3.3V ( or adjustable to lower voltages via...

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Optimizing the 5v to 170v Nixie tube power supply design (part 2)

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Mark Smith has a nice write-up on optimizing the 5v to 170v Nixie tube power supply: Since this power supply is just a fun design for an upcoming Nixie tube clock project of mine, I have the time to achieve ESE. While in Part 1 I described the equations and simulations, in...

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Teardown of a BK precision 1696 programmable switching power supply

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

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...

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Teardown and repair of an Agilent E3632A DC power supply

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Teardown and repair of an Agilent E3632A DC power supply from The Signal Path: In this episode Shahriar & Rosanah investigate an Agilent power supply which does not appear to power on. It can be quickly observed that the fuse has failed on the unit. Using an isolation transformer a...

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PRECIsion Power SUpply project

Friday, August 18th, 2017

PreciPSU, a high performance power supply project from Mare & Gal Electronics: PreciPSU is an attempt to build high performance power supply. The idea started few years ago but it was never realised. Some major target performance specs are as follows: three isolated channels around 50W per channel 24V/3A output per channel...

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0-30V/0-7A power supply unit with LM723 and Arduino volt and ampermeter

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Nicu Florica has been working on a power supply project, inspired by Albasete's power supply unit with LM723 and Arduino volt and ampermeter: It use an Arduino nano board with i2c LCD1602 display, a active buzzer for indicate shortcircuit case. Also, I put DS18B20 temperature sensor and relay for power...

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A high current power supply built around a server voltage regulator

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Andy Brown designed and built a power supply controller board for the Artesyn NXA66: I decided that the best way to exploit the results of the reverse engineering effort was to design a controller board that would host the NXA66 and expose its functionality via a front panel. I’d throw...

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High voltage power supply for Nixie tubes

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Limpkin has published a new build: a high voltage power supply for Nixie tubes For quite a while I've had this project idea in the back of my head that would involve using many Nixie tubes. These funny looking cold cathode displays were actually introduced during the 1950s and unfortunately...

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Low voltage power supply unit

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Dilshan Jayakody writes: In this post we introduce simple and flexible, regulated low voltage power supply unit. This power supply has provision for 4 outputs such as 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V and 3.3V. We mainly build this low voltage power supply unit to test (and power-up) low voltage MCUs, CPLDs and...

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48V Phantom power supply

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Dilshan Jayakody has designed and built a 48V Phantom power supply: Phantom power supply is widely used in audio industry to power the active microphones over single audio cable. Most of the phantom power supplies deliver 48V DC over the balanced audio link and power supply unit described in this article...

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Amrel PPS-2322 programmable power supply teardown

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Kerry D. Wong did a teardown of a Amrel PPS-2322 programmable power supply: I picked up an Amrel PPS-2322 programmable power supply from eBay recently. You probably have not heard of the Amrel brand before as American Reliance (Amrel) no longer makes power supplies nowadays. Its power supply division was acquired by...

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HP Agilent E3611A power supply teardown and calibration

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Florin of YourITronics did a teardown and calibration of a HP Agilent E3611A power supply: I got this HP Agilent E3611A from Ebay. It was marked as not working and I was planing a repair video on it. Unfortunately the unit turned out to be fully functional so I only did a...

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3A Power supply for USB devices

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Jayakody published a new build, a 3A Power supply for USB devices: This is 5V 3A power supply to drive two USB based devices simultaneously. This power supply is design around LM2576-5.0 switching regulator IC and the main reasons to choose this IC is its low parts count, small heat sink requirements...

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DIY ATX Bench power supply

Monday, April 20th, 2015

@LuisMirandaAceb tweeted, "I started only with ATX PS and your breakout board but finally this is what I ended with... "  

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3.7V Li-Ion battery charger circuit

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

From the comments on our earlier standalone Linear Li-Ion battery charger with thermal regulation in ThinSOT app note post, Jan writes: Nice chip, indeed. Unfortunately not easy to find stocked – here I can get it only from Farnell (5 euro + VAT a pop) or Digikey ($3/pc + VAT +...

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