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Old 2nd May 2002, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Part III of the Zen Variations is posted on PassDIY.com

Part III of the Zen Variations is posted on PassDIY.com and goes over active current supply regulation for the zen design.

Zen Variation Part III

It also goes over SOZ supply regulation and matching devices.

Thanks NP for the good read!

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Old 3rd May 2002, 01:50 AM   #2
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I bet we'll have to wait until June 2 for Part 4...
Not that it's not worth the wait.
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ok, i studyed part 3. My transformators give only 42 V or 84 V. Is it better to drive the circuit with 35 / (42) V, to use something like 64 / (84) V like in boZ, or use a 2N3055 , R24 = 600r, to waste only about 2V in the regulator and not 7 like in Figure 4, and drive 40/ (42) V ???

Whats the consequence of using only 34 / (42) V instead of 40 / (47) like specified?

And if driving at about 64V i must decrease BIAS because at 80W each MOSFET they will burn. Is f. e. 80V at 1 A equvalent to 40V at 2 A, or should current be as high as possible for quality and voltage does´nt matter ?
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you will have to regulate it to about 35V as the ~7V drop is part and parcel of this simple design although if you read carefully, it is not a constant 7V drop as it varies with output a little like the aleph current source.... you'll wont get as much output as in the article but 80 odd volts is way to high.
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What happens with regulator if mains voltage (220V) floats a bit? Let’s say +/-10%.

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From what i can see after quick examination of the circuit, the regulator will drop out if the voltage goes too low. If voltage goes high, the mosfet will just disipate for power.
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If you feel that it's likely that your incoming AC will vary enough for the regulator to drop out, go for higher voltage on the transformer. Under 'normal' circumstances the regulator will dissipate more heat, but you'll be covered for when the AC line voltage drops. Around here the voltage stays within 1 or 2 percent, but other people felt that their line voltage was much more variable.
There was a fair amount of discussion on this last fall, go back and look for the thread.

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