-15V / 1A Regulated DC Power Supply






-15V / 1A Regulated DC Power Supply

This is the scheme design of -15V / 1A Regulated DC Power Supply. It used uA723 precision voltage regulator and TIP105 PNP Epitaxial Silicon Darlington transistor. The supply receives -20V from the rectifier/filted which is fed to the collector of the Darlington PNP pass transistor, a TIP105. The base drive to the TIP105 is supplied through resistor R5. The base of the TIP105 is driven from Vz terminal at pin 9, which is the anode of a 6.2V zener diode that connects to the emitter of the uA723 output control transistor.

The method of providing the positive feedback required for foldback action is shown. This technique introduced positive feedback by increased current flow through resistor R1 and R2 under short-circuit conditions. This forward biased the emitter junction of the 2N2907 sensing transistor, which reduces base driver to the TIP105.

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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