Programmable DC, AC, current- and high-voltage power supplies, electronic loads, UPS, inverters and chargers of small and high power suitable for production and servicing – this is Elektro Automatik.
When we establish a production or testing workplace, we usually can´t omit a suitable power supply. Sometimes a „universal“ like 2x30V/3A is sufficient, but often not. It´s well known fact for those of you, who produce devices various devices requiring higher current or higher voltage. Typical representatives are equipment for automotive industry, various drives, backup sources, solar devices etc. In these case tens to hundreds Amps and/or hundreds to thousands of Volts are no rarity.
Right for these purposes, German company Elektro Automatik produces devices and systems for power supply and simulation of conditions in a real operation. Adjustable DC and AC power supplies, current sources, electronic loads and other devices can serve for a thorough examination of your devices even in “border conditions” and they can help to discover eventual hidden faults which might occur later in a real operation. Many Elektro Automatik products are programmable and they´re also connectable to some of common buses like CANopen, Profibus, ProfiNet, DeviceNet, Modbus, Ethernet and also RS232. Also interesting are for example electronic loads with energy recovery, where the lost energy doesn´t transform to heat but returns back to mains line with efficiency of about 93%.
Upon request, we´re able to provide you with any product from the Electro Automatik catalogue (14,5 MB).
Where common power supplies end, there the Elektro Automatik begins - [Link]
An SMPS application using PIC16F785 from Microchip. [via]
In this application note, we will examine a typical buck topology intelligent SMPS design using the PIC16F785.
The design presented here shows an alternative single-chip approach to adding intelligence to SMPS designs. The basic design is really unchanged. There are current and voltage feedback loops, a counter-based PWM is used to generate the reference voltage to the voltage loop, and the microcontroller uses the reference voltage to modify the operation of the system in response to conditions sensed through the ADC.
App note: Switching power supply design with the PIC16F785 - [Link]
This project is a solution to power up most of devices or projects requiring dual (+/-) adjustable power supply. The circuit is based on LM317 positive and LM337 negative voltage regulators. LM317 series of adjustable 3 terminal regulator is capable of supplying in excess of 1.5A over a 1.2V to 30V DC output range, due to TO3 package of IC and large heat sink the power supply can handle maximum load current.
Dual Adjustable Power Supply - [Link]
Prototyping is a useful and powerful method in electronics which lets us analyze a circuit before using it in a system or turning it into a product. In this process we may need a single supply or multiple supplies to power the circuit depending on the type of the application. For example, an op-amp circuit may need a symmetrical supply such as +12V and -12V or a logic circuit may require both 5V and 3.3V at the same time. Some applications may need three or more. This means we should have a bench supply with multiple outputs or multiple bench supplies in the environment. This may not be always possible. This DIY Prototyping Board is designed to provide all the most used supply voltages that a designer will need during prototyping a circuit. The switching power supplies on the board output 3.3V, 5V, 12V and -12V rated at 1A independently. In addition those there are two precise voltage references at 5V and 2.5V provided especially for op-amp based applications.
DIY Prototyping Board with 3.3V, 5V, 12V and -12V Built in Power Supplies - [Link]
This project is a 8-12Vdc to +48Vdc DC-DC converter based on MC34063 switching regulator. It’s a simple project of a DC-DC converter to make a phantom power supply for professional microphones. It can deliver 15-20mA at 48VDC. It ‘s based on MC34063 DC-DC step-up, step-down and boost converter. Input is between 8-12V DC and the output +48VDC/10-20mA.
9V to 48V DC-DC Converter - [Link]
This project is based on the 0-30 VDC Stabilized Power Supply with Current Control 0.002-3 A and a new PCB layout is introduced here. It’s a stabilized power supply with variable output voltage in the range 0-30Vdc (33Vdc peak) – and variable current 3A and is ideal for your laboratory power supply.
0-30V Laboratory Power Supply - [Link]
Hobby grade R/C cars with high voltage batteries require some form of voltage regulation. The batteries in those vehicles are typically 11.1V to 22.2V, while the required voltage for the radio system components is 6.0V to 7.4V depending on their ratings. Current draw with some of these systems normally ranges from 3A to 6A, as well. Some electronic speed controls in the R/C industry have this capability, but many do not, and it is a common point of failure for those that do.
This circuit provides the necessary regulation and power supply for high powered R/C systems common today. The center of the circuit is the RT8298, a synchronous high voltage Buck Converter that can support the input voltage range from 4.5V to 24V and the output current can be up to 6A. The voltage dividers that set the output voltage to 6V or 7.4V are controlled by a simple switch that the user sets to the voltage they want.
R/C Car Voltage Regulator – [Link]
By Ashok Bindra:
Whether it is used for biasing avalanche photodiodes (APDs) found in optical receivers, driving photoflash tubes in flash cameras, or charging high-voltage capacitors, the need for high-voltage sources continues to grow. Consequently, in battery-powered units where the input supply voltage is low, step-up or boost DC/DC converters are required to generate voltages that can be several times the input. To address these requirements, suppliers such as Analog Devices, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated, and Micrel Inc., among others, have produced boost converters with output voltages at 70 V and above.
DC/DC Converter Topologies and Techniques to Obtain High Boost Ratios - [Link]
LiPo Booster -
LiPo Booster is a breadboard-friendly boost converter board based on the TPS61230 IC from Texas Instrument. It has an output voltage of 5V, and is designed to be used with a single cell LiPo battery.
For normal and half size breadboards, the LiPo Booster can be plugged into the power rails without blocking the vertical 5-pin strips. It can also be used with a tiny breadboard or breadboard of any sizes as shown below.
LiPo Booster - [Link]
Raj @ embedded-lab.com writes:
This 12V DC booster circuit uses the MC34063A device which contains all the primary functions required for DC−to−DC converters. It has a built-in temperature compensated reference, comparator, controlled duty cycle oscillator with an active current limit circuit, driver and high current output switch. It operates from 3.0 to 40.0V DC and can supply output current up to 1.5A. This booster can thus power your 12V load with a 3.7V Li-Ion battery.
DC booster for your 12V load - [Link]