Experiences with bench power supplies?
April 30, 2009 7:41 AM Subscribe
What are your experiences with different brands and types of benchtop/lab power supplies? Do certain ones fail more often than others? Easier to fix? Better power conditioning?
posted by jwells to Technology (8 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a home experimenter. The dinky supply I bought to try to save space died a quick death and I'd like to avoid repeating that. I don't need anything crazy. 0-30V, 0-3 amps, accurate, small, and something that won't die. Are Tektronix (PS281?) worth the money? I have an oscilloscope from them. Instek, Extech, Protek, Velleman? Is there a specific one that is particularly popular and a good deal? Used and new are ok. Cost is a factor ($100USD?).