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Old 03-25-2008, 04:18 AM
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Default Floating power supply

where are the floating power supplies used?
And in what way is it helpful in comparison with a normal grounded power supply?
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:54 AM
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A floating power supply is a supply that has no reference point or common point.
Where either one of it's output +or- can be attached to any part of another circuit or other power supply and not cause a short. Floating power supplys are used in bias applications where the bias voltage needs to follows a variable voltage. A floating power supply can aso be imagined as a battery. and same rules can be applied.
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A battery in a flashlight is a floating power supply.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:40 PM
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Try slogging your way thru this thread:

http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=7805
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