Hello there i am building a variable power supply as a summer project. I have ordered some parts, and want to begin building it. I start with the transformer power supply:
I've ordered a transformer (230 V - 36 V) and i expected it to give a output voltage of 36 V peak (silly me), and then found out the output will be in RMS, i. e. an peak outout of 50,92 V. I can work with this, but the capacitors i've orderes is only rated at 50 V, so this will give me some smoking problems i guess. The rectifying diodes will give a voltage drop of minimum 0,6 V, which is not quite enough to go under 50 V.
Is it possible to just use two diodes extra? As seen in the simulation:
The diodes added is of course D5 and D6. Their only purpose is to lower the voltage, to under 50 V. This will theoretical be enough.
But will i need to go lower in voltage, as the overhead on the WV of the capacitor is too small?
And is the "extra diodes" way even a viable way of doing this?