+/-12V dual power supply

A power supply build by Rajkumar of Electronics Lab: This project is a solution to power up most of devices or projects requiring dual (+/-12V) power supply. Symmetric +/-12 VDC power supply has been designed for audio applications, can power up microphone pre-amplifier, audio buffers, audio mixer, distributions amplifier, headphone amplifier, VU meter and few o other […]

Hand powered USB charger from hacked IKEA flashlight

Werner sends this handy hack he found at IKEAHackers. Giovanni Gentile devised this simple hack which mods an IKEA Ljusa hand powered flashlight into a USB charger. “The procedure was simple, it was enough to eliminate some resistors and use a capacitor sufficient to handle the charge given by the Ljusa’s dynamo. I set the […]

Cheap battery-powered micro-controller projects

An article on cheap battery-powered micro-controller projects by Nerd Ralph: Once the higher cost of a 9V battery is factored in (about $1.50), the 9V battery is clearly more expensive than a 3V coin cell. However you may have a cheap source of 9V batteries – smoke detectors. I’ve found my smoke detectors start beeping […]

DIY prototyping board with 3.3V, 5V, 12V and -12V built in power supplies

Electro Labs’ new project the DIY prototyping board with 3.3V, 5V, 12V and -12V built in power supplies: This DIY Prototyping Board is designed to provide all the most used supply voltages that a designer will need during prototyping a circuit. The switching power supplies on the board output 3.3V, 5V, 12V and -12V rated at […]

9V to 48V DC-DC converter

Konstantin Dimitrov over at Electronics Lab writes: This project is a 8-12Vdc to +48Vdc DC-DC converter based on MC34063 switching regulator. It’s a simple project of a DC-DC converter to make a phantom power supply for professional microphones. It can deliver 15-20mA at 48VDC. It ‘s based on MC34063 DC-DC step-up, step-down and boost converter. […]

0-30V laboratory power supply

Hare’s the 0-30V laboratory power supply project by Arief Laksono of Electronics Lab: This project is based on the 0-30 VDC Stabilized Power Supply with Current Control 0.002-3 A and a new PCB layout is introduced here. It’s a stabilized power supply with variable output voltage in the range 0-30Vdc (33Vdc peak) – and variable current 3A and […]

Designing a high voltage power supply for Nixie tube projects

A PCB layout for the switch-mode HV PSU by Jan Rychter: I’ve posted a page describing the design of a HV PSU (High-Voltage Power Supply) that generates up to 220V from a 12V input. In addition to that, it also provides 2*Vout (so, up to 440V, for dekatrons), and two outputs for powering digital logic: 5V […]

HV Nixie DC-DC switching power supply

Michail Papadimitriou over at Electronics Lab designed a simple DC-DC switching regulator capable of powering most of Nixie tubes: The module is based on the MAX1771 Step-Up DC-DC Controller. This controller works up to 300kHz switching frequency and that allows the usage of miniature surface mount components. It accepts an input voltage from 2 to 16.5V […]

300V AC/DC variable power supply

300V AC/DC variable power supply project by Dilshan Jayakody This 300V AC/DC variable PSU is designed for our vacuum-tube, MOSFET and some IGBT related experiments. This PSU consist with 0-300V Variac (variable auto-transformer), 700VA isolation transformer, which is described in previous blog post and high voltage AC-DC converter. Because of the size and weight of these […]

MCU controlled spot welder

Hercules Trapierakis over at Electronics-Lab writes: “This project is a controller for a dual pulse spot welder that has some nice features that are controlled using a LCD interface.” I always wanted a spot welder, so I decided to built one. I wanted to build a capacitance discharge one but I couldn’t afford for the capacitors […]

Simple 3.3V power supply unit

Dilshan Jayakody  writes: Now a days 3.3V PSU is essential for microcontroller, programmable logic devices and for some analog components also (especially with some new ADCs). This is ultra-simple 3.3V power supply unit, which is suitable for above mentioned experiments. This power supply is based on, ON semiconductor’s MC33269T-3.3 LDO regulator and it is capable […]

Home built bench power supply

Ian Johnston wrote a post on his blog detailing his bench power supply build: My workshop has a couple of bench power supply’s, one is an old Farnell TOPS 3D 3-rail tracking job, and the other is a 3-rail CSI CSI3005XIII with Constant Current functions. The farnell is all analogue but has no constant current control, it has […]

A digitally controlled dual tracking power supply — III

Kerry writes: In part 1 of this series of blog postings, I showed my preliminary design of a dual tracking linear power supply. In part 2, I showed the completed design and also the finished power supply circuits. And as promised last time, I have made a couple of videos showing the measurements of a […]

A digitally controlled dual tracking power supply — II

Kerry D. Wong writes: In my previous post, I showed my design of a dual tracking ±30V linear power supply. My goal was to use the transformer (28V+28V, center tapped) from an old Deltron W127G open-frame power supply and build a lab supply that can be digitally adjusted in both constant voltage and constant current […]

A digitally controlled dual tracking power supply I

Kerry D. Wong writes: Power supply is one of those things one can never have too many of. I have quite a few already, and my favorite one so far is the Topward 6603A. This dual 60V/3A tracking power supply satisfies most of my needs. I have since added an automatic fan controller, digital voltage […]