# 6A / 0-28V Variable Power Supply

The following diagram is the schematic diagram of variable power supply which will deliver 0 to 28V output voltage at 6A or 8A electric current.

Components List:

 R1 = 2K2 Ohm 2,5 Watt R2 = 240 Ohm R3,R4 = 0.1 Ohm 10 Watt R7 = 6K8 Ohm R8 = 10K Ohm R9 = 47 Ohm 0.5 Watt R10 = 8K2 Ohm C1, C7, C9 = 47nF C2 = 4700uF/50v – 6800uF/50v C3, C5 = 10uF/50v C4, C6 = 100nF C8 = 330uF/50v C10 = 1uF/16v C11 = 22nF D1…D4 = four MR750 (MR7510) diodes (MR750 = 6 Ampere diode) or 2 x 4 1N5401 (1N5408) diodes. D5 = 1N4148, 1N4448, 1N4151 D6 = 1N4001 D10 = 1N5401 D11 = LED D7, D8, D9 = 1N4001 TR = 2 x 15 volt (30volt total) 6+- Ampere IC1 = LM317 T1, T2 = 2N3055 P1 = 5k P2 = 47 Ohm or 220 Ohm 1 Watt P3 = 10k trimmer F1 = 1 Amp F2 = 10 amp

Circuit Description:
This is an easy to make power supply that has reliable, clear and regulator 0 to 28 Volt 6/8 Amp output voltage. By making use of two 2N3055 transistor, you’ll get two times the amount of electric current.

Although the 7815 power regulator may kick in on short circuit, overload and thermal overheating, the fuses in the main section of the transformer and the fuse F2 at the output will safe your power supply. The rectified voltage of: 30 volt x SQR2 = 30 x 1.41 = 42.30 volt measured on C1. So all capacitors should be rated at 50 volts. Caution: 42 volt will be the voltage that could be on the output if 1 of the transistors ought to blow.

P1 lets you ‘regulate’ the output voltage to something in between 0 and 28 volts. The LM317 lowest voltage is 1.2 volt. To have a zero voltage on the output I’ve place 3 diodes D7,D8 and D9 around the output with the LM317 towards the base with the 2N3055 transistors. The LM317 optimum output voltage is 30 volts, but using the diodes D7,D8 & D9 the output voltage is approx 30v – (3x 0.6v) = 28.2volt.

Adjust your build-in voltmeter using P3 and, of course, a fine digital voltmeter is better solution.

P2 will let you to control the limit with the optimum available electric current in the output +Vcc. When utilizing a 100 Ohm / 1 watt varistor the current is limited to approx. 3 Amps @ 47 Ohm and +- 1 Amp @ 100 Ohms.

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