Can someone please explain this circuit to me?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Oluwatimilehin, May 2, 2016.

  1. Oluwatimilehin

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    Please give me a detailed explanation of what each component does and the whole circuit in general . Thank you.
     
  2. GopherT

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    Let's work from left to right. What do you think the transformer and diodes and capacitor do? Once we have that settled, we'll move on from there...
     
  3. bertus

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  4. Oluwatimilehin

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    The transformer is to step down the high voltage. I think the diode acts as a switch. I know a capacitor acts to store charges but I am not sure what it is doing in this circuit.
     
  5. Dodgydave

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    its a useless variable voltage /current psu, use a regulator instead...
     
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