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Hobby Level DC Bench Power Supply Recs
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Hobby Level DC Bench Power Supply Recs

by james211 on Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:08 am

I've always had such great luck with this site so I was surprised when I didn't see any bench power supplies for sale. Does anyone have any recommendations for a basic, hobby level D.C. Power supply (0-30v, 2-2.5amps). There are loads listed on eBay and Amazing but if I'm going to spend some money I'd prefer that it comes with a recommendation. I'm even open to a DIY option if that fits the bill better.

Thank you as always!

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Re: Hobby Level DC Bench Power Supply Recs

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:27 am

We do have the Rigol: https://www.adafruit.com/products/2014
Some people build their own using an ATX power supply.
https://blog.adafruit.com/2012/12/04/co ... ply-f-a-q/

Personally, my experience with the budget brands common on Amazon & eBay has not been good. I've seen a TekPower go up in smoke and I'm not happy at all with the variable voltage regulation on the Mastech in my lab. The Rigol is on my wish list.

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Re: Hobby Level DC Bench Power Supply Recs

by james211 on Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:45 am

Wow....those are well above my price range for my level of use. Maybe I'll look further into a DIY solution.

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Re: Hobby Level DC Bench Power Supply Recs

by Russell 27 on Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:13 pm

I picked up RIGOL DP711. Single output 30V @ 5 amp. A few hundred less, pretty decent build. Believe me there is a lot of JUNK out there, there are some somewhat decent economy models, but really hit or miss. Good Luck.
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Re: Hobby Level DC Bench Power Supply Recs

by zener on Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:36 am

Look at some from Tenma. These are fairly popular and can be had in a variety of configurations and prices.

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