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Posts tagged power-supply

Synonyms: power-supplies

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Anything related to power-supplies. A power supply is a circuit or a device whose purpose is to provide a continuous supply of energy to a circuit (or, more generally, a load) in a way suitable for supporting and maintaining its operation.

Power supplies draw energy from a power source (e.g. the 240Vac mains line or a solar panel array) and convert it to the specific voltage and current requirements of the load.

There are many different kinds of power supplies, but the most common ones are those that draw power from the AC mains and produce a constant voltage (DC voltage) suitable to power the electronic devices commonly found in a household or in a workplace.

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Q&A Implementing local ground theory on PCB power distribution [closed]

I've tryed to implement a local ground concept told by Olin Latrop here : He have told: (What I've perceived)You should not connect every gnd point instantly to gnd plane, since it can inject HF ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by mohammadsdtmnd‭  ·  closed 2mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Why would a standby UPS fail to power devices when there's no power outage?

I have an ordinary consumer-grade standby UPS with, I believe, ample power for the devices connected to it.[1] It's five years old. For the second time in about a month, I've found my computer po...

4 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Canina‭

Question power-supply
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Q&A derating MLCC ripple current for transient current spikes

This graph - MLCC temperature rise vs ripple current RMS & frequency If I had a 10 us current spike every 100 000 us (akin to a half-sine wave and then the rest of 9999 sine waves missing), ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by kellogs‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by TonyStewart‭

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Q&A ATX Computer Power Supply Spark in Non-computer Application

Hello! I would like to ask for your assistance with using a Silverstone DA1650 Gold computer power supply (you can find more about it here: Silverstone DA1650 Gold) for a non-computer application. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Gabriel‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by DSI‭

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Q&A Why 3.3V instead of 3V?

Usual values used in doing electronics/power supplies are almost always round numbers: 5V 12V 28V 48V 60V I understand that in some cases ICs are built to accept the voltage directly comi...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by 2kind‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by TonyStewart‭

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Q&A Fuse monitoring on multiple batteries [closed]

Looking for KalleMP who last commented on the link attached. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/368517/remotely-monitor-condition-of-fuse#:~:text=R1 %26 the LED are the basic indicato...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Natti‭  ·  closed 8mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

Question boost-converter
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Q&A Trouble understanding how to use adjustable LDO regulator

The question being asked Ultimately, I want to know why the output voltage wasn't the expected (via calculation) 11.72V when the estimated drop-out voltage at the ~0.1A load was about 200mV. The i...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by cosined‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A SMPS Requirements [closed]

I want 3 SMPS (AC-DC) : Vout/Iout - 5V/20A , 12V/75A , 24V/30A Vin (AC) ~ 220V/50Hz I want it such that I can use Hard & Soft Kill Switches for turning off. Can you help me with the same. I tho...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Sye‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Current Flow in the OFF Time of a Switching Power Supply

I am having a difficult time picturing the flow of current and the role of the capacitor during the OFF time of a buck converter. Here is my understanding so far. During the ON time the magnetic fi...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by jm567‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Flyback transformer for Vout > Vin

This question is asked in an addition to https://electrical.codidact.com/posts/276436 Here is a Flyback converter mentioned there: Design parameters are: Input voltage 125 volts Output volt...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by 2kind‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Duty cycle of buck-boost converter

I have the following problem: - Using Wikipedia I find that during CCM we have the relation: - $$\frac{V_{out}}{V_{in}} = -\frac{D}{1-D} $$Solving for $D$ and inserting values gives me $$D...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Carl‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Buck-boost converter fed from split input supply

I have recently finished designing a buck-boost converter for a job that uses a split (+/-) input power supply. Load power is taken equally from both positive and negative input supplies and, the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Andy aka‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A How do "O-ring circuit" differ from an "ORing circuit" or "OR-ing circuit", or are they synonyms? [closed]

I've seen a few different circuits (a) (b) (c) (d) described as "an O-ring circuit" or "an optimal O-ring circuit". What does the "O" and the "ring" refer to in such circuits? How do "O-ring circ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DavidCary‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A How do I calculate and manipulate the inductance and capacitance of outputs to a connector on a PCB?

I am designing a PCB that has to have class 1 div 1 associated apparatus (only the outputs to the sensor) certification. Essentially, I am using a boost converter to convert the voltage from a lith...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Hawk2020‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A PNP Darlington pair as a current limiter

I am trying to analyse what is controlling the load current in the below Darlington configuration. Is it the base current of transistor Q3 which is controlling current through R14 / emitter curr...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by kadamrohan16‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Why do DC/DC switching controllers seem to favour the buck-boost topology over similar ones like Cuk, SEPIC and Zeta?

I am looking at various DC/DC converter topologies for a power system I am designing. The most suitable topology for me is one that can perform both step-up and step-down functions, so I am looking...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mu3‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Flyback converter design

Hi guys,I'm designing a multiple output flyback converter with 2 outputs at 10v@1 Amp and 5v @ 2 Amps .Input is 20 V dc Im having some problem with the implementation of closed loop. Open loop res...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Sriram14‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A DC-DC converter using Hartley oscillator and transformer [closed]

Instead of using a buck or a boost converter can we use for DC-DC conversion the circuit Im going to describe in the next lines? First we begin with a Hartley oscillator whose output is fed into ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MissMulan‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Design considerations for a synchronous DC/DC converter

In the field of DC/DC conversion, one can build a synchronous DC/DC converter (also referred to as synchronous rectification). This practice involves replacing a diode with a MOSFET switch. As far...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mu3‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Flyback transformer with Intrinsic Safety

I have no experience designing for Intrinsic Safety (IS), but need to do that now. I have read thru IEC 60079-11, which seems to be the relevant standard for my purposes. The board I need to desi...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A How to choose the right value for input voltage ripple of an SMPS?

Which important system design parameters need to be locked in order to estimate the maximum allowable level of the input voltage ripple of an SMPS? I have encountered ballpark figures of <1%, &...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by 2kind‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

Question SMPS ripple
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Q&A How do I design a flyback converter? What are the basics I should know?

I need to design a simple flyback converter like this: - I want to control duty cycle from another circuit such as an MCU but, I'm unsure how to proceed. My requirements are: - Input voltage 125 ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Andy aka‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Andy aka‭

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Q&A Low-frequency PWM-controlled Mosfet heater circuit

The circuit above is used to control a 240W ceramic heater by means of a PWM signal at 30Hz, generated by a microcontroller, with 5V logic. The input is a standard 280W AC-DC external power adapt...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by francesco‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Pete W‭

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Q&A Battery voltage: to boost or to connect in series.

Background. I have a legacy battery system that is comprised of twenty-four 12V Li-ion battery modules (self-protected), enclosed in a shell with the charging connection provided as a common groun...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by DSI‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Meaning of some components around voltage reference in SMPS

I have generated flyback convertor schematic by TI's Webench Power Designer. Parameters: universal AC input (85-265V AC) 5V, 2A output isolated UC3843A controller Basically I understand f...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Chupacabras‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by a concerned citizen‭

Question component SMPS
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Q&A Flyback Converter - Output Ripple

I am eager to create a flyback converter for driving the high side MOSFET. Here is a snapshot of my work so far: 555 timer starts with generating ~100kHz 12V signal on Q1. Q2 is monitoring the v...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by 2kind‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A How to define Vsat for MOSFET as a switch?

I was looking at this design: It uses MC34063 as switching controller. I wanted to adapt this circuit, and I was busy trying to pick R1 value. The datasheet has following formulas: The issue I hav...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Kranulis‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Andy aka‭

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Q&A How do I design a boost converter? What are the basics I should know?

I need to design a simple boost converter like this: - I want to control duty cycle from another circuit such as an MCU but, I'm unsure how to proceed. My requirements are: - Input voltage 12 vol...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Andy aka‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Andy aka‭

Question boost-converter
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Q&A Humming noise from a boost converter's inductor

My step-up converter makes audible noise both with and without a load.I am almost certain it is the inductor, because when I hold my finger on it I can feel vibration and it gets quieter. Unfortuna...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Kranulis‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

Question power-supply
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Q&A Replacement power supply voltage and current ratings?

If the external power supply to a device fails, and I can't get the exact model, what do I need to specify to get the right replacement? I can re-use the old supply's connector, but what about the...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

Question power-supply