What should the maximum ripple that a new power supply should have?
For a god quality PC power supply;
120mV on the 12V rail
50mV on the 5V and 3.3V rails
A multimeter draws next to no current, so will not effectively test the power supply under load. The voltage on the meter is averaged out and so will not show ripple current, or spurious dips in the supply. You will need an oscilloscope to check for ripple current (poor smoothing) and the supply needs to be under a load.
How do you calculate the capacitance value of filter capacitor for full-wave bridge 12VDC power supply?
THe Filter capacitor value depnds on the maximum current I of the Power supply , Switching frequency and the permissible ripple C= (I * (1/2f ))/ ( V * %Ripple) - for a full wave rectifier C= (I * (1/f ))/ ( V * %Ripple) - for a Half wave rectifier Where C= Capcitance in Farads I = Current in Amps f = Switching Frequency V = Nominal voltage in this case 12 V Reji…
If the 2 amps is the output amperage of the power supply, the maximum that should be drawn from the unit is 2 amps. The load amperage that is connected to the power supply should govern the amperage of the fuse used. There is not much range there, the fusing could go from .25 to 2 amps. If the input amperage is 2 amps then the input and output voltage of the power supply should…
a linear power supply the noise or ripple can be reduced to mv. However it is bulky heavy and inefficient A switching power supply it is easier to filter its output but the hi frequency noise and spikes are not that ease to get rid off. The weight and size can be greatly reduced and the efficiency greatly improved
A technician has determined that a computer is failing to boot because of a power supply that is not supplying power to the hard drives What is the correct course of action?
What should you check first if a computer will not start and the fan in the power supply will not come on?
A true voltage transformer is not designed for power applications; it will only supply so many VA to your charger. I would suggest you purchase a power transformer for this application. You'll need to rectify the AC voltage, and minimize the ripple. Rectifiers are used for the first part, capacitors, varistors, and power transistors can be used to minimize the ripple.