[sdiy] Opionions on Switchmode PSUs for analog synths?

mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca
Sat Nov 2 14:33:13 CET 2019

On Sat, 2 Nov 2019, Mattias Rickardsson wrote:
> This direct electrical heat can often be the least efficient heat source,
> returning less than electrically powered heat pumps, but if it's produced
> locally by solar panels it might be more of a tie.

Yes, it depends a lot on where the electricity is coming from, as well as
whether it's substituting for other heating, or placing a load on a
cooling system instead.  The repair/replace question also implicates
questions like how likely it is that the device really *will* be repaired
even if it *can* be, how the lifetimes compare with and without repair,

I wrote a series of Web log articles about the environmental issues
associated with synthesizers some months back, and power supply regulators
were the first topic I covered:

But even in a 5-part series there are a lot of issues I didn't get to, and
few to no easy universal answers.

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

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