Posts tagged ‘Linear Power Supply’

Lambda LQ-521 Power Supply Teardown and Repair

I bought a non-working Lambda LQ-521 linear power supply on eBay a couple of weeks ago. Usually I avoid knowingly buying something that is broken unless I am certain that I could obtain parts for it at a reasonable price. But buying broken linear power supplies is another story as most of the problem can be fixed with readily available components. Continue reading ‘Lambda LQ-521 Power Supply Teardown and Repair’ »

A Digitally Controlled Dual Tracking Power Supply — III

In part 1 of this series of blog postings, I showed my preliminary design of a dual tracking linear power supply. In part 2, I showed the completed design and also the finished power supply circuits. And as promised last time, I have made a couple of videos showing the measurements of a few key parameters and will share the results here. Continue reading ‘A Digitally Controlled Dual Tracking Power Supply — III’ »

A Digitally Controlled Dual Tracking Power Supply — I

Power supply is one of those things one can never have too many of. I have quite a few already, and my favorite one so far is the Topward 6603A. This dual 60V/3A tracking power supply satisfies most of my needs. I have since added an automatic fan controller, digital voltage readout and a fine voltage adjust knob, making it even more pleasant to use. Another power supply that I regularly use was the one I built earlier last year. That power supply was based on an LM338 5A voltage regulator with added digital voltage/current readouts. But I have always wanted to build a power supply more or less from scratch without using those three terminal regulators. So this time around, I decided to design and build one from the ground up. Continue reading ‘A Digitally Controlled Dual Tracking Power Supply — I’ »

Adding a Fan Controller to Topward 6603A

I did a review on Topward’s 6603A linear power supply last time. In my opinion, Topward 6000 series power supplies are really well made and offer exceptional performance. One minor annoyance though, as I mentioned, is that the two cooling fans are constantly on. This makes the otherwise great piece of lab equipment rather noisy, even when the load is light. Continue reading ‘Adding a Fan Controller to Topward 6603A’ »

Topward 6603A Linear Power Supply Teardown

I bought a used Topward 6603A lab power supply from eBay a couple of weeks ago and thought I would do a quick review and teardown and perform some basic measurements to see how well it was built. Continue reading ‘Topward 6603A Linear Power Supply Teardown’ »