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22 Sep 2014

How boost converters work and how to build a 50W adjustable boost converter circuit.

DC-DC Boost converter tutorial - [Link]

16 Sep 2014

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Fifteen types, three sizes and three strong features – these are the new DIN-rail power supplies Uno Power from company Phoenix Contact.

To be on the top in a segment of power supplies nowadays means above all high efficiency, low power consumption without a load (Standby) and compact dimensions. New series Uno Power from company Phoenix Contact meets all the most important requirements expected from a good power supply and gives a guarantee of a precise construction known from components from Phoenix Contact at the same time.

Main benefits:

  • high efficiency over 90% at full load
  • very low standby losses below 0.3W
  • compact dimensions and low construction height only 84 mm enables easy assembly into favorite 120mm installation boxes.
  • 15 types with output power of 25-100W, single output (5, 12, 15, 24 a 48VDC)
  • MTBF > 500 000 hrs

Uno Power are available in three sizes – in a width of 22.5/ 35/ 55mm x 90 x 84mm (wxhxd). High efficiency at maintaining compact dimensions results into a high energy density. In praxis it means that for example the 60W type is only 35mm wide.

Uno Power series is marked as „basic“, i.e. doesn´t provide various extra functionality, but on the other hand it provides everything necessary for majority of applications while maintaining an affordable price. Uno power is able to work with a global input voltage range 85-264VAC and is also suitable for applications outside (in a suitable box) – thanks to a guaranteed functionality already from -25°C.
Two 90W types are also certified according to UL1310/508 class 2, while the 2-phase type (24VDC/90W) is suitable for places, where only a higher input voltage is available (264-575 Vac).

Further information can be found in the Phoenix Uno Power flyer and in datasheets at particular types. Another power supplies and UPS can be found in the Phoenix Contact power supplies catalogue.

Power supplies Phoenix Uno Power – yes for three times - [Link]

13 Sep 2014

by mjlorton @ youtube:

I go through the design and operation of the college power supply project. There is one minor error that still needs to be corrected but I think we are very close to a final design.

DIY Bench Power Supply #5 – Circuit Design and Operation - [Link]

31 Aug 2014

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This project has been designed around Texas Instrument’s LM2623 IC, The LM2623 is a high efficiency, general purpose step-up DC-DC switching regulator for battery powered and low input voltage systems. It accepts an input voltage between 2.4V to 12V volts and coverts it into 5V DC. Efficiencies up to 90% are achievable with the LM2623.

2.4V to 5V Step Up DC-DC Converter - [Link]


23 Aug 2014

by Afrotechmods:

I explain buck converters (a type of switch mode power supply) and how to build a 5V 5A power supply using an LM2678.

How to build a switch mode power supply! DC-DC buck converter tutorial! - [Link]

1 Aug 2014

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Bertho posted a digitally controlled PSU design in the forum. He writes:

The design is for 0…30V and 0…3A (90W) controllable at ~1mV and ~0.1mA steps. The actual accuracy is still out for testing and I assume that noise and non-linearity will be a factor to look at when time comes. The basic design allows for 0…42V (max 45V) and (at least) 0…4A, but then all the components should be re-calculated to match such setup. Also, some components need to be voltage matched for a higher input voltage.
The design is a dual control-loop where the first stage is a switching PSU which is fed back to assure a 2.5V drop over the secondary analog control stage. The secondary stage is also responsible for the current limiter. The idea here is to reduce the power loss in the BJT (Q4) in the analog stage.

[via]

Digitally controlled bench PSU - [Link]

28 Jul 2014

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This project is a solution to power up most of devices or projects requiring dual (+/-12V) power supply.

Symmetric +/-12 VDC power supply has been designed for audio applications, can power up microphone pre-amplifier, audio buffers, audio mixer, distributions amplifier, headphone amplifier, VU meter and few o other equipment or projects required dual supply.

+/-12V Dual Power Supply - [Link]

17 Jul 2014

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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]

30 Jun 2014

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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]

26 Jun 2014

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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]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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