Versatile power supply and soldering station

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by camerart, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. camerart

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    Feb 25, 2013
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    Hi,
    I recently bought a reclaimed 5V,10A 24V,4A power supply, so that I could use it as the basis of a bench power supply. I would like to have two or three different output voltages, with voltage and current control and meters.

    I also bought a tip for the Weller soldering station. This has a thermocouple inside the tip which is used to control the temperature by PWM. I tried it on about 3V and it melted solder. I would like to incorporate the soldering tip/iron into the power supply. I think the Weller soldering station uses 12v or 24v for heating the the iron, regulated with PWM.

    Can anyone suggest a circuit idea please?
    Camerart.
     
  2. Dodgydave

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    Jun 22, 2012
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    Weller use 24v ac, you can get a ready-made pcb on ebay using the Hakko 936..


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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2016
  3. camerart

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    Feb 25, 2013
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    Hi.
    I found the webpage thanks, but I want it integrated into the power supply, if possile into one project, if possible.
    C.
     
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