power supply

  1. nikolopikolo

    Unregulated power supply PCB design problem

    Hello, I'm in the process of designing a PCB for a simple dual polarity unregulated power supply and I have a question regarding zones and traces. The PSU is designed to supply 4A and 40V on each of the two rails. There are two 10mF capacitors implemented to avoid ripple. So through each of the...
  2. S

    Capacitors warming in mains power supply

    I built a simple, direct-coupled mains power supply. I wish to get on my load about 6V and 20mA DC. My mains is 220V AC. I used a 1uf 250V capacitor, a bridge, a resistor, and two 100uF tantalum capacitors. The 1uf /250V capacitor (NP) works well, and I got about 7VDC. However, I need a...
  3. J

    Tips for bipolar power supply

    Hello, I need to design a linear regulated supply to power an dac output stage based on op amp. It must be a negative + ground + positive one. The problem I encounter is that I don't know wich topology to select between the first and second arrangement. I suppose that the first one induce a...
  4. F

    Resources for troubleshooting power supply board safely?

    tl;dr - I'm a newbie in Ghana trying to troubleshoot the power supply board for my projector that died in a power surge. I have replaced visibly compromised capacitor, but need to test others. Where can I find resources on how to do this safely? Hi all - I'm an American living in Ghana and my...
  5. alfieropson

    Potentially dangerous Mains Power supply

    Hi, I recently had a fault occurring whilst connecting my laptop to my mixing desk whilst having multiple new DMX fixtures connected to a USB interface. Whilst checking for faults I discovered a voltage of about 80-90V between the DMX port on the fixture and the Earth Connector. Knowing that the...
  6. M

    12V, 15V, 18V, 24V - What are the pros and cons?

    Dear community, I am interested in power management in medical devices and am doing research on ventilators. I have found through internet that most ventilators have an operating DC voltage of 12V or 24V. I also note that most medical AC/DC power supplies provide one of these four voltages...
  7. A

    Relay for Solar System as Backup Only

    Background I'm working on a seismic alert network and seismograph station at my school in Puerto Rico. We're building a solar system for the system to continue running during a potential seismic event. The system only consumes about 10 Watts, but with the satellite internet equipment it might go...
  8. H

    why voltage starts fluctuating when reduce ?

    i have a power supply of 24 volts and the circuit consist 103aiw dual op amp till 14 volts the power supply output stays stable but further more it's starts fluctuating but when load connected the voltage become stable please help me to find out the reason why without load the op amp don't work...
  9. S

    HP Compaq LA2405wg Monitor repair

    Attached is picture of power supply board from HP Monitor (LA2405wg) when i power it on its power light blinks in green color, it gives a small splash of picture and some sound from power supply, then screen gets black, and it keeps happening When i googled, i came to know that these monitors...
  10. tjthom

    Replacement Power Supply

    Hello! I have a small home-use electronic device and the power supply cord has been damaged and no longer properly fits into the device. (the device works; the cord is just damaged) I want to avoid contacting the company and dealing with their customer support; I'm hoping someone here can give...
  11. Rossosaurus

    Need a hand understanding a section on datasheet example schematic (CYPD3177 USB-C Controller)

    Hi all. I'm currently designing a circuit using a CYPD3177 USB Type C Controller to change the output voltage of a USB C power supply with power delivery support. I was looking at the example schematic in the datasheet to understand how the chip is used but I'm struggling to get my head around...
  12. Marcel DaJanchar

    SMPS IC selection for automotive use: 12V to 5V

    Hello! I am working on automated pressure controller which will be used in a car. The controller consists of following: - Power supply (10V-20V input, 5Vdc 1A max output) - MCU STM32 (valve controller for pressure regulation + reading 4 pressure sensors) - WiFi functionality (ESP8266) - 8...
  13. maitrey

    Transfer 24 VDC to 1000 ft...

    Hello, I have to transfer 24 VDC to 21 devices which is 1000 ft apart. Is it possible to transfer 24 VDC to such a long distance? This 24 VDC is coming from SMPS. Does the current/power rating matter in this case? And how can I calculate total voltage drop at the end (If there is any)?. All...
  14. S

    How does a power converter regulate voltage effectively at zero load current?

    I am trying to get my head around how power converters regulate the output voltage at no-load conditions. My output pulses from substantially full load ~200mA to substantially no load 0A at frequencies anywhere from 100Hz to 100kHz. My question is quite clear already but, how exactly does a...
  15. Lambo Av

    Two plants connected by a transmission line, load at plant 2, power loss included. Find the required generation for each plant and the power received

    A system consists of two plants connected by a transmission line. The only load is located at plant 2. When 200 MW is transmitted from plant 1 to plant 2 power loss in the line is 16 MW. Find the required generation for each plant and the power received by the load when lambda for the system is...
  16. P

    Running a power tool without a battery.

    Hi, I have a 10.8V Bosch battery which is standard for power tools. It has 5 terminals: + - C1 C2 T I'd like to power the device without the battery using a DC power supply. When I apply just the right voltage to + and - it doesn't work. How am I supposed to mimick C1,C2 and T interfaces...
  17. DanielLitwin

    Power Supply and Reference Points

    Hey folks. I’ve been working on a home project involving a low power AC/DC converter based on the power integrations ref (https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/328/rdr623-1487555.pdf). There were some minor changes, I added a current limiter to keep to spec, and in addition the circuitry has a...
  18. B

    I'm trying to assemble a Power supply for a Nichrome wire heater

    Hi. I'm trying to assemble the components to drive a single-Nichrome-wire device for heating sheets of thermoplastic. To get the material up to 350˚F should take about 3-4 amps with 20 gauge wire, so the power supply needs to deliver at least 5 amps. I know how an AC-to-DC power supply...
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