I am new here to StackExchange and new to electronics in general. As my second electronics project (the first being a blinker circuit for a bandolier of LEDs) I am building a regulated linear power supply.
The specifications for my power supply are mostly dictated by the components I have available and are within my budget and skill level. Ideally I would like a variable dual output with the ability to supply negative voltage for use with opamps and audio amplification, which is where I am in need of assistance.
So the transformer I'm using is rated for 12VAC at 2A. It is not a center tap transformer.
So, my question :
What would be the easiest way to get a negative rail? I've seen people connecting two positive outputs together in series in a common ground configuration to obtain negative voltage, so would this work given my schematic? I also have another transformer that can supply 12VAC at 500mA, would it be worthwhile use that alongside the other transformer to provide a negative rail? Would I need a negative voltage regulator for it? I'm under the assumption that having dual half wave rectifiers isn't generally feasible for non center tapped transformer.
Below is my draft schematic (untested) for the supply I would like to build given that I can just hook up the two outputs in series and get a negative rail. I'm just unsure if the setup I have is adequate for it.
I have no idea if the dual output setup I have here will work, I don't see why it wouldn't though. I have no idea what I am doing really so I am probably wrong.
Any general advice would be great as well, thank you.