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Offline RJ

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Thoughts on this power supply
« on: October 27, 2016, 09:51:06 PM »
Figured I would bring some life to the board and see what you guys think of this power supply.

Digital DC Power Supply 30V 10A Precision Variable Adjustable Lab Grade Portable
http://www.ebay.com/itm/332008921978?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I use my Astron 50A on the main work bench but thought about getting one of these for a 2nd work bench that would not be pulling any heavy load.

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Re: Thoughts on this power supply
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 09:46:39 AM »
RJ,

My friend bought one of those for the workbench and it lasted about 2 months before it smoked.  It is made in China, just saying

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Chuck  N8BOP

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Re: Thoughts on this power supply
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 01:13:42 PM »
Hey Chuck,

Yeah that is what I figured it was cheap junk. Thanks for the info. I will pass on it as well.

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Re: Thoughts on this power supply
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 08:44:07 AM »
Yes very cheap stuff made cheap. Now I am not saying not to buy one but if you do, you can go into the supply and make a few modifications. But this defeats the purpose of buying cheap.
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Re: Thoughts on this power supply
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2016, 09:50:33 PM »
Yeah I watched a video on one guy taking it all apart and redoing some things. His was a 5 amp one paying 35 bucks. Was enough to tell me to stay away..LOL