SMPS circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by mobydick, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. mobydick

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 19, 2010
    what a great thread
    i spent the whole last week googling and reading books abut smps trying to understand it.
    my project is an smps 220v AC input and 5v ,5A DC output(if it worked well i will try to inhance it to give 10A).
    the schematic in on page 7 is very useful but i could not understand all the circuit
    can any one please explain the operation of the circuit
    i want to modify it to accept 220V input
  2. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    Hello Mobydick,
    What you have done is called "hijacking" a thread. While related to the original thread:
    it is different.

    In order to help avoid confusion, a Moderator will move your inquiry to its' own topic, where you will be the original poster.
  3. praondevou

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jul 9, 2011
    With 220VAC your DC will also be higher.

    You will need to increase the voltage ratings of the 220uF capacitor, the input rectifier and maybe the transistor (I didn't look up his datasheet).

    The 56k resistor can be increased, (it's wattage too) , the 3842 requires only 1mA startup current.

    The transformers specs will probably need to be modified too.
  4. BrainFog


    Jan 24, 2011
    Hello Moby

    I opened your topic wondering if it may have some useful info and it turns out you were hijacking mine. I don't mind though.

    I am still going through the info I need for this project as it is by far the most complex I have undertaken to date and there is a lot to understand. I myself have not found a schematic that I can simply directly copy so modifications must be made particularly due to having 220-240 input rms voltage which is about 320v once rectified.

    If you look at page 4 it shows what each part does.

    Keep us updated, particularly in how you design your transformer. Make sure that all the parts you use are rated higher than needed.

    I would also imagine that although the 220uF capacitor needs to be higher voltage it can have lower capacitance as the energy they stored goes up experimentally with voltage. (someone else should confirm or deny this though)
  5. mobydick

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 19, 2010
    SgtWookie,BrainFog :sorry this is my first time to use forume ,i read in rules that i should use search first, i thought the tow threads were similar
    praondevou :I really do aprichiate Your information and it was really helpful to me,thanks

    BrainFog :
    sure,i found a book called "Power Supply Cookbook" by marty brown ,i started reading it today it has a step by step practical information,it has a section about Design of the Magnetic Elements on page 37.
    hope it will be useful.
    i will put any updates in this thread