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Manson NSP-3630 Switch-Mode Bench Power Supply Teardown

Manson NSP-3630 Switch-Mode Power Supply

Some time ago Mike from Mike’s Electric Stuff (YouTube: mikeselectricstuff) did a review of Tenma 72-8345 – 1 to 36V, 0 to 3A adjustable switch mode bench power supply. I needed additional power supply for stuff that I do, and so after Mike’s review I bought Manson NSP-3630 which is exactly the same power supply …

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Converting ATX Power Supply to Lab Bench Power Supply F.A.Q.

atx_psu_faq

Since I’m receiving at least a couple of questions each day about my tutorial video on Converting Computer ATX Power Supply to Lab Bench Power Supply and I can’t answer them all, I thought it’s time to answer to the most frequently asked questions. If you think that I forgot to highlight some important question(s), …

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Mean Well NES-15-12 Power Supply Teardown

Mean Well it’s a Taiwanese manufacturer of power supplies. They offer a very broad range of switching power supplies ranging from cheap and simple models to more sophisticated models with lots of features and good component base. Here I’ll be taking apart their bottom of the range NES-15-12 (datasheet) 15 watts, 12 volts single output …

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How to Choose a Switching Power Supply For Your Next Project

Sometimes selecting a switching mode power supply for your project is no easy task, but information provided here would get you started. In this article I will tell you about most important things you need to know about switching mode power supplies (SMPS) (or just Switching Power Supplies – SPS). So, let’s begin!

Ultrasonic Cleaner Reverse-Engineering (Codyson CD-7810)

My Ultrasonic Cleaner that served me well for a couple of years, suddenly decided to quietly leave this world… And so I reverse-engineered it’s schematic!

LM317 Adjustable Power Supply Followup

In this followup video I’ll show some problems that I encountered with my power supply from the previous tutorial video and will show you how I fixed those. It shows that even with the simplest project where “nothing can go wrong” you can’t predict every problem that could happen.

Simple Adjustable Linear Power Supply (Based Around LM317)

How to build your own linear adjustable power supply based on LM317. In this tutorial I’ll explain how linear power supply works, what parts it consists of and a lot of small details, like how to calculate smoothing capacitor value, or how to choose a transformer. Plus you’ll see how to build an actual power …

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Converting ATX Power Supply to Lab Bench Power Supply

ATX Power Supply to Lab Bench Power Supply Conversion

Small tutorial on Computer ATX Power Supplies. How to use them, how to connect them in series, in parallel. What is 12V rails? Is it possible to connect 12V rails together? ATX connector wiring explained. What is difference between old computer power supplies and new ones? And finally how to make Lab Bench Power Supply …

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