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Discussion in 'Electronics Homework Help' started by ms.meow, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. ms.meow

    ms.meow

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    So my groupies and I made this schematic diagram from scratch which is supposed to be a voltage regulated power supply with output voltages of 0-50V with increment of 10v..

    We have done the prototype but is not accepting load..
    in other words, not really making an application work..

    We have to pass this project on Friday so please help anyone??


    Thanks in advance!! :D
     

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  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Perhaps you can show us a schematic.

    What troubleshooting have you tried?

    What exactly do you mean by "not accepting load"? Does the voltage drop? Does a fuse blow? Does smoke come out?
     
  3. ms.meow

    ms.meow

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    We haven't done anything else yet since we're afraid some components might blow if we try to put a transistor in the schem as what our other classmates suggested..

    What I actually mean is when we try to connect an application. say an exhaust fan from a cooling pad.. it does not work..
     
  4. Laplace

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    Can you explain what is the purpose of R1 and R6? I can see that you have made a power supply with an internal resistance of at least 20K ohms. Just how much current were you expecting the load to draw through the 20K?
     
  5. CocaCola

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    That's... Umm... Quite an interesting design there...

    Why are you not adjusting the output of the LM317 'internally' as described in the datasheet? Do that and you can skip all the 'toaster' elements you are directing the LM317 output towards in some attempt to alter the final output...

    Look at the LM317 data sheet and focus on R4 and R5 in your circuit, scrap everything else on the output...
     
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  6. davenn

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    get rid of R1,2,3,6 and 7 to 23

    then as cocacola said go look at the LM317 datasheet :)

    Dave
     
  7. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Also, read up on the maximum voltage rating for the LM317.

    And R1, R2, R3, and R6 need to be removed, and R4 and R5 are at least an order of magnitude too large.
     
  8. CocaCola

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    Hopefully reading the datasheet will drive that home as a 'common' (aka use this) value for what would be R5 in this circuit is generally given in the datasheet up front...

    Although the question of if the datasheet was even consulted at all during this circuit design thus far...
     
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