[sdiy] Opionions on Switchmode PSUs for analog synths?

mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca
Sat Nov 2 03:32:39 CET 2019

On Sat, 2 Nov 2019, Adam Inglis wrote:
> > It's worth pointing out that when the SMPS breaks you don't repair it
> > You can always repair a linear mode PS.
> Exactly!
> Not doing the planet much good is it?!!

Both devices will be thrown out eventually.  The linear regulator,
being less efficient, is burning a lot more energy every moment it's
in operation, and requires the transformer and so on upstream of the
regulator to be larger to supply that power.  Pretty hard to spin that
as an environmental win.

Matthew Skala
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca                 People before tribes.

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