changing the output on a variable power supply

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AznGothic

Joined Feb 17, 2008
11
I have a variable power supply that puts out 19.5VDC when the potentiometer is one way and about 27.3VDC turned the other way. I need a power supply that is 14.4-14.6VDC. Can I simply change the potentiometer on the variable power supply to a different value potentiometer so that I can get 14.4VDC? Or is there more to it than just that? The power supply label says it's 27A in case that's relevant.
 

Dodgydave

Joined Jun 22, 2012
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Easy to modify, can you get model number or circuit diagram, otherwise need to open it up take pictures of the inside, note any regulators ic's etc...
 

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AznGothic

Joined Feb 17, 2008
11
I do not have a schematic and it doesn't have any consumer type labels on it. It is from the military and they usually put their own labels in things. It also doesn't have a cover though so I can snap some pics and upload them. I honestly want a power supply that puts out 50-100A but seeing how those are pretty expensive I figured I would put this one to use if it can be modified. Would I lose any of the amperage output after modification?
 

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AznGothic

Joined Feb 17, 2008
11
Ok. I'll be heading to my shop in a minute. Takes about 20mins to get there. I'll snap pics and upload them as soon as I'm there. Thank you for the help :)
 
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