Floating power supply

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  1. dextrous

    dextrous Thread Starter New Member

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    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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    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.
  3. studiot

    studiot E-book Developer

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    A battery in a flashlight is a floating power supply.
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