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Old 12th January 2011, 07:43 AM   #1
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Default Dual rail from trafo with no CT?????

Hello all
Will this psu have high ripple compared to the usual dual rail ct psu.
Im guessing there may be other problems too.
I have built it out of salvaged parts and the voltages you see are what i tested with my dvm no load applied.
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Old 12th January 2011, 11:05 AM   #2
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Yes, it will have higher ripple as it is essentially two half-wave supplies connected in series. Alternatively it could be viewed as a voltage doubler. You will need more smoothing, but nothing fundamentally wrong with this supply.
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Old 12th January 2011, 11:38 AM   #3
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How much current are you after ?
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Old 12th January 2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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Hi andy it is just a product of my thought . i like to salvage parts from old discarded electronic equipment and this would be a way to use single winding transformers to power dual rail amplifiers. im guessing the current would be shared between the rails so maybe less than half the current per rail.
And DF96 do you think it would have approx double the ripple ????. i will dig out my old scope later and have a look at this circuit when it has a load attached.
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Old 12th January 2011, 12:09 PM   #5
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Personally I would build a Buck Regulator to generate a -ve supply from the +ve.

If space allowed I would also consider using the LT to drive an SMPS with the required split secondary.

If you only want low current - ie Op-Amp level, then you could employ two resistors in series across the supply and use the junction as 0V but this is only good at low current.

You could also employ two regulators, one on top of the other, the junction forming a psuedo 0V.

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Old 12th January 2011, 12:18 PM   #6
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Hi Andy
Thankyou for the alternatives i should of said i like the idea and topology of keep it simple stupid.
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Old 12th January 2011, 12:42 PM   #7
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Realistically though, WEO the SMPS approach you are not going to get any appreciable current out of a pseudo 0V approach.
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Old 12th January 2011, 01:17 PM   #8
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Default Cirrus Logic

This is how Cirrus Logic does it on their evaluation boards.
If its good enough for them I reckon its good enough.
See page 17.

http://www.cirrus.com/en/pubs/rdData...cs4392eb-1.pdf
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Old 12th January 2011, 02:31 PM   #9
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This is how Cirrus Logic does it on their evaluation boards.
If its good enough for them I reckon its good enough.
See page 17.

http://www.cirrus.com/en/pubs/rdData...cs4392eb-1.pdf
That's not a rectifier circuit (those are zeners in the Cirrus Logic circuit).
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Old 12th January 2011, 03:02 PM   #10
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Andy are you a fan of smpsu's.
I dont think this circuit will have too many problems
supplying current. however im sure it will need lots of smoothing.
I had a look at the cirrus link yes they are zener's and yes it is not a rectifier.
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