Buying a power supply

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  1. Bwibbs86

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  2. GopherT

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    How can we advise you if you have not described what you need, what your budget is, what your limitations are and what other options you are considering?
     
  3. dl324

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    What are you going to use it for?
     
  4. Picbuster

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    Use tti ex354 triple 300W 5V5 Amp fixed 2 x 0-35V 4A. silent (no fan) very happy with it.
     
  5. mcgyvr

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    Wow.. a mind reader here... great to meet you..
    Quick.. what number am I thinking of right now?
     
  6. Picbuster

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  7. dl324

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    It really depends on what the OP plans to do with it.

    I can count on no fingers the number of times I've ever needed a supply capable of providing 4A. Most of the time I use a Tektronix PS503A triple supply, 1A max. It's nothing fancy; it has current limit on 2 supplies with a tracking option, but no meters. Other times I use the power supply on one of my experimenters because it's convenient. Some of the supplies are quite simple, but they're just a means to get to my destination; not the destination.
     
  8. ErnieM

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    My favorite bench supply has a fixed 5V/5A output plus a dual 0-15V/1A variable output. Works for most of my needs.

    A 120V supply is not anything I have ever needed.
     
  9. ISB123

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    I doubt that you are ever going to need more than 24V.
     
  10. mcgyvr

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    more than likely...
    but again.. OP needs to say what they need/budget,etc...

    For me its a 0-60V 5A as I do 48V stuff all the time
     
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