Low Forward-Drop Power Supply Circuit

Low Forward-Drop Power Supply Circuit circuit diagram
Check out the signal output... this power supply will cut off the negative amplitudo and pass the positive AC signal.

A TMOS power FET , Q1 , and LM393 comparator supply a higher performance rectifier circuit. When VA exceeds VB, U1's output turns into higher and Q1 conducts. Conversely, when VB exceeds VA, the comparator output gets low and Q1 does not conduct.

The forward drop is determined by Q1's on resistance and latest I. The MTH40N05 has an on resistance of 0.028 Ohm; for I = 10 A, the forward drop is much less than 0.3 V. Typically, the very best Schottky diodes usually do not even start conducting below several hundred mV.

About Power Supply
A power supply is a device that supplies electrical energy to one or more electric loads. The term of "power supply" is most commonly applied to devices that convert one form of electrical energy to another, though it may also refer to devices that convert another form of energy (e.g., mechanical, chemical, solar) to electrical energy.
A power supply may be implemented as a discrete, stand-alone device or as an integral device that is hardwired to its load. In the latter case, for example, low voltage DC power supplies are commonly integrated with their loads in devices such as computers and household electronics. More explanation about power supply can be found at wikipedia.org

This is the tutorial about "How to build an AC to DC power supply ". The video tutorial covers the basics of diodes, bridge rectifiers, and how to build simple unregulated AC to DC power supplies than can handle a few mA up to several Amps.

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