I'm probably biting off more than I can chew, but I would love to be able to build a power supply. Do you have a good schematic for this...that doesn't need to be tweeked. I have never worked with AC (other than changing a plug or outlet) but I would love to try. Maybe a list of parts along with it..so I buy the right components and supplies with it? I know theres are alot of info on the net...but I don't want to trust just any info. I'd rather get it from someone that built it and has the schematic and information with it.Benchtop power supply - build your own.
Hero I think I put the components right....but I cant see where the C8 would go? Sorry I know it's sloppy but it's the only way could get it off the pdf file you gave me. What am I missing here?It depends on what you need from your supply.
Proving you use a transformer, connect the metal case to earth and include a fuse there's not much that can go wrong. If you've got mains and DC on the same PCB just make sure you leave a wide gap between the primary and secondary traces, 12mm (half an inch) minimum.
I'd recommend an LM317 supply.
Or if you want to be slightly more adventurous a bipolar tracking supply.
Yes C1 and C2.C1, and C2? Are you sure those are the ones you meant to say?
Like the big blue cylinders in the photograph linked below.If I turned those 90 degrees where would they go?
I use the Clippings extension for Firefox which allows me to access pre-programmed bits of text on a menu which appears when I right click. I added loads of useful symbols using Windows Character map. The forum also has it's own symbols but my list has the ones I use more often.And another thing.....how did you make that little 'degree sign'? LOL
Ok I see the problem now...it's a foreign language mis-communication. See, in America...we wouldn't say 'quite large', we would say something like, 'totally huge', that would have clued the reader to look all the way to the other side of the PCB. LOL. By the way, thank you for being "quite patient" with me.Yes C1 and C2.
Like the big blue cylinders in the photograph linked below.
I use the Clippings extension for Firefox which allows me to access pre-programmed bits of text on a menu which appears when I right click. I added loads of useful symbols using Windows Character map. The forum also has it's own symbols but my list has the ones I use more often.