# Good programmable power supply?

#### upand_at_them

Joined May 15, 2010
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I'm looking for a good (programmable?) power supply that's easy on the wallet. I want to be able to test circuits at specific voltage levels and getting any of my bench power supplies to hit, say, 5.1 or 5.2V is a stressful and delicate dance with the adjustment knob. I suppose I could install higher turn pots, though.

Any recommendations for decent, accurate power supplies?

#### crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
27,751
What's the voltage range, current range, and budget for the supply?

#### upand_at_them

Joined May 15, 2010
766

#### upand_at_them

Joined May 15, 2010
766
It arrived today. I've only used it a little bit, and with voltages under 6V, but I like it. I really like that the adjustment knob is a jog wheel, and that I can lock settings. No more delicate dance of a pot adjustment. And this model appears to have been revised a couple times since the EEVBlog review nine years ago. So hopefully bugs have been worked out. The fan seems much quieter than what others have complained about with earlier versions.

#### Dodgydave

Joined Jun 22, 2012
10,050
It arrived today. I've only used it a little bit, and with voltages under 6V, but I like it. I really like that the adjustment knob is a jog wheel, and that I can lock settings. No more delicate dance of a pot adjustment. And this model appears to have been revised a couple times since the EEVBlog review nine years ago. So hopefully bugs have been worked out. The fan seems much quieter than what others have complained about with earlier versions.

Plenty of videos on YouTube for this involving fan mods..