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Algar_emi 17th September 2008 12:30 AM

HV Shunt Regulator PCB
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This project had been on the back burner for some time. It is a very sophisticated High Voltage Shunt regulator PCB. I think it is an original Allen Wright's design. It can be use with an external power tube or as stand-alone. I made my own PCB using his schematic and parts list. I found the original documentation on the net, but it seems to be gone now. It took me some time to collect all the parts but I found them.

Been on the road again, I found some time to complete the PCB.

I'm planning to use it into my upcoming EAR824P Phono preamp clone.
I have two complete PCB completed. Just need to test it now.

Since it is not my design, and it is a brand new project I cannot answer any question on this circuit. I need to work on it first.

The manual

This is the top view.

Algar_emi 17th September 2008 12:32 AM

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And the PCB bottom view.

Algar_emi 17th September 2008 12:39 AM

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My own parts list.

Algar_emi 17th September 2008 12:44 AM

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And my PCB parts silkscreen.

korneluk 17th September 2008 12:50 AM

what about the schematic?


Algar_emi 17th September 2008 03:11 AM

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I forgot :cannotbe:... Here it is.

Alex M 17th September 2008 10:42 AM

Just looking at the schematic, that's not Allen Wright's design - it is in fact Emile Sprenger's HPHV regulator, which is a very well-designed shunt regulator with a similar overall architecture to Allen's SuperReg. I use a couple in my RTP3C preamp, as well as in the active crossover I am in the middle of building right now.


Algar_emi 17th September 2008 04:19 PM

Thanks for the precision. I was looking for the original designer, but I couldn't find the original website.

pchw 18th September 2008 07:52 AM

Hi Alga_emi

The original manual says
Did you adjust the design for opa656u as in your BOM? I wanted to build this shunt regular for the longest time but had no chance to locate the ops655p.


Alex M 18th September 2008 10:12 AM

In my latest builds of the HPHV I used AD9631 instead of OPA655. These are high-performance op-amps with standard single power connections, and - more crucially - there is no facility for external compensatin or offset nulling, so pins 1 and 8 are not connected internally. I haven't tested my regulators with an oscilloscope, so I can't rule out ultrasonic problems, but they appear to be working fine.


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