[sdiy] Variable power supply

Sean Dynan seandynan at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 22:25:52 CET 2016


I use a Frequency Central power supply:
http://www.frequencycentral.co.uk/?page_id=894

Cheap as chips to build and housed in a plastic project box. I get +/-12V
and +5V. It has a Eurorack ribbon cable hanging out of it because I have
only built Euro modules to date, but you could use anything.

On 5 March 2016 at 21:01, Joel B <onephatcat at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Really, I'm just getting started building musical experiments and I don't
> know what I need exactly. At present I need +12 volt, there seem to be a
> lot of +5 circuits though out there so +5, +12, +15. Just saw people in
> YouTube vids dialing up what they need and assumed I need a box like that...
>
> Joel
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Mar 5, 2016, at 11:45 AM, Phillip Harbison <alvitar at xavax.com> wrote:
> >
> > Joel B wrote:
> >> What would folks here recommend for a relatively inexpensive
> >> variable dc power supply for the synth electronics experimenter?
> >
> > Do you really need it to be variable? I would think +/-15VDC or
> > +/-12VDC would be sufficient 95% of the time. I bought a power
> > transformer from Digikey, an IEC power inlet with switch and
> > fuse, a Bud box, and this +/-15VDC regulator board on Amazon.
> >
> > www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XBGKN3Y
> >
> > If you need it to be adjustable a pair of these might do.
> >
> >
> http://www.amazon.com/DROK-Converter-Step-down-Transformer-Stabilizer/dp/B00JUFJ1GA/ref=pd_sim_23_5
> >
> > ...or these which have built-in LED displays.
> >
> >
> www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Regulator-1-25-37V-Converter-Voltmeter/dp/B00OZGVL4O/ref=pd_sim_263_4
> >
> > IEC power inlet module
> > www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F4MFMXE
> >
> > Power Transformer
> >
> https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/triad-magnetics/VPS36-1200/237-1284-ND/666170
> >
> > Bud Box (7"x5"x3")
> > www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T7T0Y6
> >
> > --
> > Phil Harbison
> >
> >
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