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Questions tagged [power-supply]

An electronic device which supplies electrical energy to a load. Can be AC or DC input. Typically DC output.

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“Temporary boost” supercap

I have a 12VDC load (up to 10A) that functions correctly down to 8VDC. Sometimes (frequency: many seconds max, many minutes typical) the power source has a very brief (few milliseconds) drop to 7V. ...
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Radio module resetting when fluorescent tube switched on/off

I have a PCB powered by an IRM-30-12 power supply (230VAC to 12VDC). On this PCB, I have a MRF24J40MD from Microchip and a Udooneo to drive it + a 5VDC regulator and the 3.3VDC of the Udooneo. After ...
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Safety Capacitor Selection

When selecting an X2 safety capacitor what must be taken into consideration. There are only a few types of capacitance ranges and seem to be chosen based on voltage rather than capacitance. Take ...
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Switch between 2 power supply feeds without device losing power

I have done a search on here but didn't find the answer (maybe "woods for the trees") but here goes... A brief 'background' -- In my house, there's a switch by my front door that turns on/off the ...
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Powering 9216 leds @5V, @24V with converters

I am struggling with a power supply question. I would like to power up and control 9216 LEDs -- strips of 144 LEDs/meter (WWA SK6812 - just like the RGB kind). These are powered at 5V and draw 43.2 ...
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Efficient 60v to 12v DC-DC

I'm on the process of building a new version of my ebike electronic systems and I'm searching for a way to lower the voltage of the battery (13s = 54,6v fully charged) to 12v/5v for the accessories ...
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Proper way of designing a battery backup system with 12V/5V dual output AC power supply?

I have a project (doorlock) with MCU / LCD / Keypad and solenoid (lock) connected together. MCU, LCD and Keypad runs at 5V while solenoid runs at 9V to 12V. I'm currently powering the system with an ...
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Help identifying component in SMPS

I have been working on a Schroff/Cherokee Europe PE1947/23B SMPS (circa 2004?) and have had trouble identifying a component within the circuit. This SMPS features the following outputs: +12v DC @ 8A ...
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How do airplane in-seat power detection circuits work?

Airplane in-seat AC line-voltage power outlets have limited available current/power. I remember reading that laptops or laptop power adapters can somehow detect this and inform the laptop that it ...
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Voltage doubler and power

Lets consider for instance this voltage doubler: It was told that a practical limit of this circuit is the fact that we cannot absorb too much current from it. But I wanted to verify (if it is true) ...
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Can a Capacitance Multiplier be used with high voltage outputs?

I am designing an SMPS which two output voltages of 5kV and 2.5kV. My transformer is split into four equal sections, each feeding a FB multiplier, connected in series to form the final voltages. ...
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Massive pk-pk ripple on output using isolated DC-DC converter module

I'm having a very odd issue using an integrated DC-DC isolated converter module. As the module stabilizes, a massive pk-pk ripple is developing on both the output and the input. At first we thought ...
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How to remove DC power supply noise while load is active?

I'm using a breadboard power supply to power up two STM32F103, two Hall flow sensors, one IC555, and one 16x2 LCD with backlight. While everything is connected I have alot of noise in the system which ...
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Power Supply Nixie tubes (IN 9)

I am in big trouble with my power supply for Nixie tubes (IN 9 bargraph.) I need 140V -160V (150V prefered) output voltage and 10x 12mA --> ~140mA current. (~ 21W). I tried to design boost ...
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Can I use a current divider to protect my IC?

I designed an oscillator circuit using a TLC555 timer IC to create a 2 second pulse, which is used to drive a 12V 6W solenoid via a relay. Both the IC and the solenoid are run off of 12V, but every ...
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Can I generate following voltage waveform with single PWM FET?

I am designing power supply which must output following voltages at a maximum of 1.5 A stepped down from a 24 V DC supply. 24 V 13-15 V 0-5 V Waveform for one of the inputs requires following ...
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Cuk converter implementation

I have come across this article: https://www.powerelectronics.com/power-management/step-down-dc-dc-converter-eliminates-ferrite-cores-50khz-enabling-power-supply-chip That describes the Cuk DC/DC ...
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ignition timing light trigger current

I've built an ignition timing light, following: http://citroen.tramontana.co.hu/en/ignition/stroboscopic-timing-light here the original schematic: I've changed some components: Instead of the ...
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Any downside to feeding a buck regulator into a linear one?

I need to convert 12 V down to 5 V and 3.3 V. I am using linear regulators right now but they get pretty warm and eventually I would like to supply more current for it (around 500-700&...
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55-650V to 5V DC/DC convertor design

For an application I am building I need a custom DC/DC convertor that can convert a voltage ranging from 60V-600V to a contant voltage of around 5V. Using the TI Webench with the paramaters Vin_min = ...
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Low power circuit design

I want to design a low power circuit with stm32l micro and LoRa Module as its radio to send a sensor data to a gateway. The circuit is powered with a non rechargeable battery. My problem is about its ...
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Can I use a twisted pair cable to send power to a device that uses a micro-USB jack?

I purchased a Google Home Mini that according to the specs this requires 5V, 1.8A. The OEM power cable has a transformer that plugs into AC and has about 3 feet of cable terminating at a USB micro ...
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Connecting the output of two motor controllers together - even if briefly

I am building a dark ride at my house for a party (long story), where the I have a ride vehicle that is a wooden base with 4 casters and 2 powerchair motors hugging a center 2x6 rail on a plywood base ...
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Badly designed USB power supply?

Purchased a device from an online retailer (fairly well known and reputable), they ship from internationally and often include a local USB wall charger to replace the one in the box of their goods. ...
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Advanced ATX Power Supply Modifications

I know there are multiple tutorials and questions regarding converting an ATX power supply, new or old, to a benchtop power supply for projects. I'm fully aware of how to make the basic conversion to ...
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Deriving PI controller transfer function when input is reversed

I'm developing the compensator for the linear DC Bench Power Supply I'm designing. As I've come to deriving the transfer function for the op amp-based compensator, I realize I've been depending on a ...
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High Frequency Ferrites for Transformers

There are many Ferrite material grades Available.The optimum frequencies start around 20KHz and extend well into the MHz range.There are also many core sizes to go from watts to Kw .Planar cores are ...
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Designing an efficient PSU

I am designing a PSU capable of producing 5 watts @ 5V 1A. The design will power about 12 RGB LEDs (totaling about 400mA @ 5V) and a audio class D 1.4 W amp. Space is no issue but efficiency and cost ...
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Power Supply Stacking in Parallel

I have two DLM 60-10 Sorenson bench power suppllies (10A limit) that I am wanting to stack in parallel so that I can provide between 1 and 20 A, at a consistent 12 V. I'm not particularly an ...
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Designing a DC 12V 80A Power Distribution PCB panel and heat sinking

Background I'm trying to build a small hobby grade ROV for an underwater robotics competition held at the university I'm studying. And I have used eight brushed dc motors each of which consumes 8A on ...
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Unstable current source when reaching a certain threshold in current draw

I’m currently building a system for automated testing of ECUs. It consists of an ECU with regulated loads connected to its power outputs. The other IO of the ECU is connected to an IO expansion card. ...
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Current waveform for LTE transmit

I am designing an IoT system which uses the SIM7000A. In the SIM7000 series datasheet it says that the highest possible current for LTE is under 200mA (section 5.4 of SIM7000 Hardware Design_V1.03). ...
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Inductance of a single conductor

Which is the correct expression for the inductance of a single conductor? I see 2 different formulaes for the same in different sources. Formula 1. Ref: https://www.eeweb.com/tools/wire-inductance ...
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AC to DC 12V 2A USB adapter

I have an external hard drive that I travel with to back up photos. It has a large (and quite heavy) AC/DC adapter that outputs 12V and 2A DC. I'd like to be able to leave that home and carry a small ...
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Multiple switching power supplies sharing the same(v-) reference

I need multiple 5v switching power supplies to power around 12,000 WS2812 digital Leds. I also need a MCU, which will be powered by a 12v supply through a DC bulk converter. The goal is to have ...
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Suitable substitute for a hard to get IRF440 in a switched power supply?

I am repairing a HP 6023A lab power supply for a friend. The problem was that the power fets had failed. This is what the relevant schematic looks like: The incoming 120VAC or 240VAC is rectified and ...
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Feeding microcontroller and linear actuators (motors) with the same power supply

I have already made a diagram using a motor controller. The details of the actuators are: Input voltage: 12VDC Max Load: 750N(168.607lbs) Stroke Length: 16 inch Travel Speed: 12mm/s Duty Cyle: 25%. ...
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Mechanical Switch Causes Transients from AC-DC Power Supply

I'm having trouble getting rid of output transients from this Mean Well PSU right after the AC input is switched. https://www.meanwell.com/Upload/PDF/RPS-500/RPS-500-SPEC.PDF The PSU is a RPS-500 ...
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How do I measure the fluctuation of a pulsed voltage of ~1700V?

The problem: See the little sketch. Starting from a high-precision DC power supply, I pass the voltage to low-pass filter and a pulser. This pulser pulses the nominal voltage of around ~1700V down to ...
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How to interpret a negative primary leakage inductance in a three winding transformer?

i would like to compare the leakage inductance on the primary side of different transformer geometries. I simulated a three winding transformer with an UI Core. On one leg i have the splitted primary ...
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LTC3112 undefined behaviour when power supply reaches current limit

I am getting a behaviour of LTC3112 that I do not understand. I am using it very close to the schematic recommendations in the datasheet. It works perfectly fine until my power supply (TOE 7610-60) ...
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Fixed Frequency Control of Multi-Resonant Converters

I am currently designing a SMPS based on the half-bridge LCC converter. Due to my application, it is desired to operate the converter at a fixed frequency. I also wish to optimize the passive ...
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By pass diode in PV cells

hope you all are well The bypass diode is usually connected in parallel with PV cell to avoid hot spot and prevent more PV output power losses. The bypass diode is connected in opposite direction to ...
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Replace mains 12v power-supply with 12v battery

A Yamaha digital piano is powered by a mains power-supply. The power-supply states the following input/output values: INPUT 100-240V~50/60Hz 0.5A OUTPUT 12V === 1.5A (Where I have written === there ...
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Simpler ways to develop a buck regulator

I am designing a low profile space grade buck regulator. I have the following constraints ICs must be space grade Low component count Small size The converter specifications are as follows. Input ...
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Draw 15V from USB C Power Delivery devices

I need to draw 15V from USB C PD capable devices such as power banks or chargers. So I need a rather small tool or build for this I can draw about 15V 3A via usb c with. Thanks for your help.
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Reverse engineering LCD signals on HP power supply

I have recently acquired an HP 6632A power supply and was inspired by Roberto Barrios' project of replacing the screen with an OLED display to do the same. However, it is evident that the 6632A is ...
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Can MIC4102 be used to drive Boost Converter

I'm trying to design a high-power Buck-Boost converter, which is meant to convert a 45-63V input voltage into a "constant" 48V. The application requires quite high currents (up to 20A continuous). The ...
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Can I use diodes to protect power supply outputs?

(Note, this is my first question on this site, please point out if there is something that I am doing wrong here.) I have a thyratron that requires two separate power lines to attach to it. The two ...
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Powering a usb hub using a different source

I dont really know much about electronics and I tried to seach online if this specific thing im thinking of doing has ever been posted and i cant find anything exactly the same. So what im trying to ...