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Why Do I Need to Add an External Protection Diode to My Bench Power Supply?

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Why Do I Need to Add an External Protection Diode to My Bench Power Supply?

Bill Griffith 2020.08.25

Adding a diode to the output of your power supply will keep your power supply safe while you work with energy-storing devices such as batteries or large capacitors. The diode will prevent current from

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Stump the Pros With a Simple SMPS Question - What Are These Power Supplies Actually Called?

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Stump the Pros With a Simple SMPS Question - What Are These Power Supplies Actually Called?

Daniel Bogdanoff 2020.09.04

"An SMPS by any other name would switch as sweet" - Shakespeare the power supply engineer, probably What does the “S” in SMPS stand for? Switch? Switched? Switching? I thought I knew. Wow, was I wrong

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Basic Principles for Choosing a Bench Power Supply

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Basic Principles for Choosing a Bench Power Supply

Choon-Hin Chang 2020.07.22

Are you having problems deciding which DC bench power supply you need for your applications? Are you bewildered with the vast number of power supplies available in the marketplace? Not all power suppl

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Using a Bench Power Supply to Power and Measure a Constant Current Load

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Using a Bench Power Supply to Power and Measure a Constant Current Load

Bill Griffith 2020.05.27

Constant current (CC) sources are all around us, a common example is an LED driver. LED lamps have several advantages, including lower heat, smaller size, and lower power consumption. The retrofit sur

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How to Test Switch Mode Power Supplies

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How to Test Switch Mode Power Supplies

Melissa Garza 2019.10.17

If you are working with switch mode power supplies, you are likely trying to improve efficiency, increase power density and reliability, comply with EMC regulations, improve power rail integrity, and

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What is a PV Simulator and What Does it Do?

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What is a PV Simulator and What Does it Do?

Matt Carolan 2019.09.19

Hello everyone, This is the first in what will be a series of blog posts on photovoltaic (PV) simulators, also known as solar array simulators (SAS).  In this introductory blog post, the topics covere

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