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Old 07-02-2012, 09:02 PM #1
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Default Bench power supply - what do you think?

Looking for a decent, yet inexpensive power supply with current and voltage settings independent. This one looks decent (0-30VDC and 0-3A)...

Brand New Mini Bench DC Power Supply 0-30V, 0-3A! Great Supply! | eBay

Price is right: $85 with shipping from US.

Any better deals out there? The seller of this unit says they use them in their own work.
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Default Re: Bench power supply - what do you think?

From the same electronics dealer:

0-30V, 0-3A Variable Benchtop Power Supply-MPJA, Inc.

Takes up less bench space.

Extech switching supply is nicer, if you have the funds.

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Default Re: Bench power supply - what do you think?

Hey thanks! That is perfect - especially for my budget!
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Default Re: Bench power supply - what do you think?

Just be careful that you aren't being penny-wise and pound-foolish. With our hobby, a 5 amp supply might be better in the long run for you.
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^^^ Good Point Tom...

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get one that does 5 or 10A
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get one that does 5 or 10A
Yeah I have a cheap one that is supposed to do 5A and it huffs and puffs sometimes. Definitely worth spending a little on a PSU.
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