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Old 13th May 2016, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Developing a Regulated Dual Rail Power Supply For FirstWatt Amps

Why did I choose bipolar transistors?

1) Smaller voltage drop across transistors compared with mosfets, which means less heat generated/wasted
2) A larger variety of suitably matching npn and pnp devices
3) I have a stack of bipolar transistors in my stash of parts that will probably never be used in an amp circuit.

I have not had the chance to test this circuit in the lab as yet, and would appreciate advice on improvements that aren't radical changes to the original circuit.

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Default Output Impedance

Output impedance

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Default Power Supply Ripple Reduction

Tuned for around 100dB reduction between 100Hz and 120Hz

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Developing a Regulated Dual Rail Power Supply For FirstWatt Amps
me not likee when phase is changed

put BF245C in place of R2

ya still need TES device on output of circ
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me not likee when phase is changed

put BF245C in place of R2

ya still need TES device on output of circ
Yeah I wasn't sure about whether that would be a problem or not, but decided to use it to my advantage.

With CCS performance is flat but not as good.

I'll do a sim.
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Ok with J111 CCS and retuning the circuit

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ya still need TES device on outpout , plus Boucherot cell
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What is TES?
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Gain and feedback will lower the impedance and increase the line rejection ("ripple reduction") at DC and at low & midrange frequencies. Some people are frightened of gain and feedback.
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