Teardown of an Amrel PPS 35-2 programmable power supply

Kerry D. Wong did teardown on a single-channel Amrel PPS 35-2 programmable power supply: A while back, I did a teardown on a dual-channel Amrel PPS-2322 programmable power supply, and was quite impressed by its solid construction. Recently, I found another Amrel power supply on eBay and this time it is a single channel version […]

Understanding and repairing the power supply from a 1969 analog computer

Ken Shirriff writes: We recently started restoring a vintage1 analog computer. Unlike a digital computer that represents numbers with discrete binary values, an analog computer performs computations using physical, continuously changeable values such as voltages. Since the accuracy of the results depends on the accuracy of these voltages, a precision power supply is critical in […]

Teardown and modification of an Electrophoresis power supply

Kerry Wong did a teardown of an EC600-90 electrophoresis high voltage power supply: Electrophoresis power supplies are commonly found in biology and other life sciences laboratories. These power supplies are usually capable of supplying high voltages and high currents required for gel electrophoresis–a method used for separating DNA, RNA and other protein fragments based on […]

Teardown and repair of an GW Instek PSW80-40.5 1080W multi-range programmable power supply

Teardown and repair of an GW Instek 1080W power supply from The Signal Path: In this episode Shahriar investigates the failure of a GW Instek 1080W power supply capable of providing up to 80V and 40A of programmable output voltage and current respectively. The power supply does not power on. However, relay noises can be […]

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

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 the power supply by connecting […]

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

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 called the “REC-30 rectifier”. The […]

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

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 resistor selections ). The design […]

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

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 this Part 2, I collected […]

Teardown of a BK precision 1696 programmable switching power supply

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 […]

Teardown and repair of an Agilent E3632A DC power supply

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 small amount of AC voltage […]

PRECIsion Power SUpply project

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 lowest possible ripple at fastest […]

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

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 a cooler when tenmperature is […]

A high current power supply built around a server voltage regulator

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 in a few simple extras […]

High voltage power supply for Nixie tubes

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 need quite a high voltage […]