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    Regulating DC Power Supply

    what i need to do is vary/regulate the output on a DC power supply. first, i need to find said power supply... (5amp / 6-12volt, or something close to that, if you have any ideas)...
    then i want to be able to regulate the output...
    i've hit every electronics and hobby store in town, answered a few questions, but created quite a few more.. some suggestions were a car battery charger or a light dimmer switch in combination with a power supply..
    but there were no definite ideas, so i hope maybe some of you can help..

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    Regulating DC Power Supply

    You probably won't find a bench power supply in stores around town. You need to go to a test equipment dealer. For example, Tucker in USA sells several brands. Just click a logo at the bottom of the page, such as Topward:
    http://www.tucker.com/java/prod_cats...s-ProdCat9.htm


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    Re: Regulating DC Power Supply

    You can design a smps(swiched mode power supply)
    this is power efficient(dont forget to put free wheeling diodes)



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    Re: Regulating DC Power Supply

    My advice is, you can try to find unregulated power supply that gives you voltage that is 3 volts grater than your required voltage, and at specified current, if you have no luck you can design one. Once you have that, use voltage regulator ( you might need to use external transistors to increase ampere rating of a voltage regulator.... I saw a circuit in some power electronics book) Best bet is adjustable voltage regulator. I am not sure what you need with car battery.



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