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Old 1st February 2011, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Off the shelf PCB

It seems to me that some circuits are just so common that someone should be selling off-the-shelf circuit boards. For instance a power supply board that will accept a TO-220, caps, resistors, diodes etc for a simple power supply is probably out there for sale somewhere. Does anyone know of a source for such a board? I've tried mouser, allied and ebay without finding anything.
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Old 1st February 2011, 07:06 PM   #2
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you will want to search for kits - often the pcb are available separate

but there are large variation in appications so there are no "universal" power supply or amp project pcb

for the ~1 dozen part circuit you should learn point-to-point prototyping techniques - "vero" "perf boards" some just have holes, others have power bus, solder pad patterns - these can be "permenant" - often used inside custom test/calibration rigs at "real" companies
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Old 1st February 2011, 07:22 PM   #3
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Well, I have and will continue to do the point to point thing.

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It's just that I'm lazy and it seemed like with 9000 circuit boards offered on ebay, some of those would be DIY freindly boards for something as common as a power supply. For instance Tim Millet offers a very inexpensive and versatile PCB for a common design of a push pull tube power amp.

BTW, I did that years ago and only used it for a short while. Looking at the photo I see that I used the wrong side of the card!!! The learning curve is steep. :-)

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Old 1st February 2011, 07:51 PM   #4
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One thing that comes to mind is the power supply PCBs (and kits) from chipamp.com. They are not regulated, but otherwise are highly usable in a variety of projects.
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Old 2nd February 2011, 12:31 AM   #5
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You should try making your own PCB"s ... it is really quite simple ....
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Old 15th February 2011, 05:03 AM   #6
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Rod Elliot pcb's?
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Old 15th February 2011, 11:37 PM   #7
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Maybe this:

Universal Power Supply PCB
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