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Questions tagged [ac-dc]

Questions regarding the safe and effecient design and implementation of AC voltage to DC voltage supplies. Typically Mains to some lower DC voltage.

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Reducing AC/DC adapter (SMPS) output voltage

I have a AC/DC adapter P-1650-22 (used to power a notebook) laying around. I would like to use it for other purposes, i.e. as a constant voltage source for LEDs. The problem is, that the output ...
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Converting Christmas Village from DC to AC

So this was the year we bought a AC-powered O-gauge Lionel train and a battery-operated village to add to our Christmas tree decor. The problem, the village eats batteries like a kid eats cookies. ...
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Is Cadence unable to simulate AC to DC converters using simple full bridge rectifier?

I've tried several different topologies, such as the full bridge rectifier and the following which I've successfully tested on other simulators. However, on Cadence I always end up getting static ...
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What components do I need to add to the power circuit for this ESP8266 project?

I'm planning to make some controllers for each of the electrical heaters in my house. The heaters use a pilot wire to control their mode of operation: I'm following this project to control the pilot ...
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Design an AC/DC Nonisolated Switching Mode Power Supply

I'm designing a fifth generation pcb for my project and yet I stumbled across another design problem. First of all, the circuit and all components are enclosed from the environment and users (because ...
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What is the best starter adjustable power supply for pretty cheap (preferably ac/dc) [closed]

Please I am just a kid no $8953739857239875 power supplies. Btw I am an inspiring electrical engineer and I'm 10 so I need a bit of help so I don't how do I put this nicely, ahem trip the breaker if ...
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Input filters on AC/DC converter

I am using a board mount AC/DC converter and after adding an LC filter at the DC output of the converter to remove high frequency noise going to the circuitry, the noise is now reflecting back down ...
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Function of the Third Pin Inside Laptop Barrel Connector

So I've been doing research on barrel pin connectors, and have been trying to apply this knowledge to understand laptop barrel connectors, specifically. My confusion relates to the function of the ...
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Changing AC amplitude and frequency

I'm working on a project for school to monitor a 6 and 15 VAC signal coming in at 11KHz for both. I'm trying to find a simple way of recreating that at home for running some tests on circuits I'm ...
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How to size transformer for a circuit?

I am using a 5 Watt PCB mount AC/DC power module with universal input(85-264 V) and output as 12 V. The cost of the module is very high so thought if we could replace the module with a PCB mount ...
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What should I buy to test whether my DC power supplies are able to provide their rated power? [closed]

I recently bought an aftermarket AC-DC power supply for a laptop which was woefully defective. When connected to a Chromebox, a boot message appeared indicating that the supply could not provide ...
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DIY electromagnet using copper wire and AC adapter

I want to make for some demonstration (caching some paper clips on ON and doping them on OFF) electromagnet made from copper wire (should it be single wire?) with ferromagnetic inside coil: As power ...
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Simple AC to DC converter: upper limit for the capacitance of filter capacitor?

By 'simple AC to DC converter' I mean the familiar circuit shown in the figure below, where the capacitor C reduces the ripple. A sufficiently large capacitor can be used in order to reduce the ...
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Non-isolated DC power distribution for an appliance

I am building an appliance where we have a device where we need to have a +48 V/300 W DC power rail and a +24 V/300 W DC power rail. The AC (mains) should be world-compatible (both low- and high- ...
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About Ac to DC convertor..? [closed]

Which is the best way to convert Ac to DC , with maximum efficiency possible by using a transformer. The required voltage is 5v and current is 1a . I saw a circuit from my mobile phone charger they ...
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Fuses on both lines of an isolated AC/DC converter

I'm redesigning a board made from another person. This board have several AC/DC converters (like Traco TMP07 Series and similar) and some screw connectors to connect external devices. Neither the ...
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What products can be used power LEDs from an wall outlet? [closed]

I am currently working on a project that will be a type of night light that plugs straight into a wall. What parts can I use to convert the wall outlet voltage into that which can be used by a couple ...
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What is a Kva in simple terms, for somebody who doesn't know electrical engineering?

I have a DC circuit that runs on 8.1 A × 12 V (97.2 W). Power is supplied from a AC-DC transformer that plugs into a socket. How many of these can I run in a place that provides a maximum of three-...
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Splitting a 10amp 2.1mm DC barrel into positive and negative

I have this AC to DC converter and I want to be able to split out the positive and negative wires from the barrel without cutting off the barrel. I've been looking at options such as this jack to ...
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ATX 12V power supply fan required or not at low current?

Does ATX power supply really need its cooling fan when drawing only 3A at the +12V rail? I know that the fan is mandatory when it's running a computer that draws 200 Watts and above but is the fan ...
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Replace x2 capacitor with polyfilm? [closed]

I have a 12 V power supply that's not working anymore, so I opened it up and checked for faulty components with a multimeter, and I found two of them so far. One was a 1000 µF 25 V electrolytic which ...
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Limiting Inrush on AC/DC converter

I created a simple power supply as shown below that results in an unregulated 50VDC which is what I desire. The transformer is rated for 1000VA. It works ... but only if you're lucky enough to turn it ...
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Need help selecting a transformer for an AC/DC converter

I'm working on a pinball project that requires a 50VDC voltage to drive solenoids. The biggest load comes from the flippers (which both could be activated simultaneously) however it's possible for ...
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Why does my LM317 give lesser output than with LM337?

How can I maximize the ouputs?
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Understanding LED driver circuit AC to DC conversion

I am recently working on mains socket outlet type LEDs lights. They all have very similar AC to DC conversion circuit. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab C1 is a X-2 ...
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How to design a AC-DC circuit using only the hot/live wire has power input?

I was looking at these new IOT devices coming from CN that are designed to replace your standard wall switch with an ESP8266 smart-switch. It seems there are two types: A) the typical one where the ...
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N-Channel Mosfet has full Voltage on all Pins (IRFZ44N)

I recently wanted to use a IRFZ44N N-Channel Mosfet (up to 50V) to control a 50 LED Panel with a current of 35V. The Panel itself uses 230V AC which goes to a rectifier (?) which outputs 35V DC and ...
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DC signal to Integrated signal

I'm so new in analog electronics. So I stuck with one issue. Let's say I have an input signal, like blue one: To get a DC form I can rectife it (got a grip on it). But what I need is a smooth(...
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Can I get a 150V DC output LM317HV-MIL

Can I get a 150V DC output from the circuit below by using LM317HV-MIL? As the voltage input I will be using a 160V unregulated input voltage from a rectifier. If so, is there anything that I have ...
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How do some phone chargers raise their output voltage when loaded?

I got a Samsung phone charger some time ago. The text on it says 5.3V/2.0A, and when I plug a USB meter on it, the meter reads 5.3V 0.0A. The meter itself consumes a maximum of 0.02W (so 0.004A - safe ...
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AC/DC power supply: help to choose fuse, varistor and/or TVS diode

I'm going to use this 12VDC AC/DC power supply . It is the first time that I am going to use one and I have some questions about over voltage protection and peak current protection. These are the ...
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How do phone chargers have variable input voltage with constant output voltage?

My basic understanding is that a transformer can step down a voltage by the ratio of the primary and secondary windings, since this is a ratio the output is not constant. Thus my question is, how ...
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DC120v motor RF remote (for Dumbwaiter)

I have an AC120v winch(WARN ser.#80010) that converts to DC120v via a 50 amp bridge rectifier. Motor is brushed permanent magnet. The controller is 2 button reverse polarity pendent type that carries ...
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Power Supply for two 50V/12.5A Solenoids

I'm in the planning stages of building a custom pinball table and one of the sticking points is powering the flipper coils. They're 50V DC coils with a resistance of only 4 ohms during the stroke. ...
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Help in identifying two parts

I need to identify two parts that I need to replace, but I'm having a hard time doing it. These are the parts: Part 1: From my research I think it is a trigger switch (http://www.jiaben.com/en/pro....
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The book I want that you may know about Electrical Measurements [closed]

I'm looking for the book that online version could not be found on the internet. The book called Electrical Measurements: Examples and Problems, 116 pp., Nicosia, 1999. by Ismayilov, Khalil Abbasoglu ...
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Can I use a 20V or 24V to power up a piano that needs 21V? [duplicate]

The power adapter of the piano should be AC/DC 21V, 1.5A. But I can't find in a short time to buy something exactly like that, but I found this options: 20V, 3A or 24V, 3A Can I use one of this to ...
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Some questions about the RECOM RAC02-05SC AC/DC power supply converter

I'm designing a PCB and I want to use this AC/DC power supply converter. I have found this commercial PCB where they use it and I have these questions: I have seen that the PCB has some slots (see ...
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AC signal to switch on a DC circuit

I have a 12V DC circuit that I want to switch on/off, based on 8V AC signal. Can I do it with a diode connected to the gate of a transitor? EDIT: The AC circuit is a door intercom. I'm trying to ...
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LC filter for a single phase full wave bridge rectifier

We designed a single phase AC(50Hz) to DC converter with a full wave half controlled SCR-Diode bridge rectifier and LC filter on DC side. The LC filter is mainly to limit output ripple. In addition to ...
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Fuse for parallel AC/DC power supply

I am designing a system which will use two 12V AC/DC 60W modules (Meanwell IRM-60-12) I would like to protect the system using a fuse. In the case of a parallel design like the one below, should I ...
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Powering a motor through wireless electricity [closed]

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab simulate this circuit Schematic redrawn by Transistor. OP to edit or delete as required. I have a wireless electricity transmission ...
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Calculate the electric bill of a phone charger (AC adapter input or output?)

I need to calculate the amount of money I pay for charging my phone with this charger I know that I need to calculate the watts then kWh, so I multiplied 5 V by 1.55 A to get 7.75 watts and then use ...
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Hooking up AC/DC converter

the converter in question Hello for the converter in the link above when converting AC to DC should I have both inputs to the same AC source or do I just need one output connected? I have used the ...
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Back Up Battery System Design

So I’m trying to design an AC/DC convertor for a test unit that will go inside of an environmental chamber, but I’m also trying to build in a battery backup charger and switcher circuit, in the event ...
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HLK-PM01 or TSP-05 AC to DC Switching PSU and ESP8266 ground problem

I have a simple circuit that is powered by a HLK-PM01 or a TSP-05 (they are the same). They convert AC 220 to DC 5V and with a Voltage Regulator I power my ESP12F (ESP8266). I also have a TTP223 touch ...
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SMPS with 90 to 330 VAC input

I have a specific requirement for SMPS with 90 VAC to 330 VAC input and out put is 5VDC and 2.5 AMP. I have seen many circuits but cannot find this wide input range. Normally it has 100 to 230 VAC ...
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Is it possible to step down 240 AC to 5 DC without transformer?

Microcontroller which is controlling mains voltage circuit requires 5 volts to operate. Is it realistic to use diode bridge followed by capacitor to straighten the ac wave and then use voltage divider ...
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ATtiny13a capacitive power supply

I would like to power my Attiny13a MCU with a transformerless capacitive power supply. The MCU itself needs only a few milli amps and it will drive 2 LEDs at 15mA each through it's digital pins. So I ...
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What is deciding the current of an AC to DC circuit

I'm a beginner, trying to build a power supply based on the sketch below to convert 230V AC to 5V DC. My final aim is to supply precision voltage for Arduino, which I think is 5V 700mA. Here is the ...