Tuesday, May 12, 2009

1.5A - 3V to 27V adjustable power supply using LM723

In this project we developed 1.5A, 3V to 27V adjustable power supply unit based on LM723 voltage regulator IC. In this project we add some additional options to standard LM723 PSU circuit (available from National Semiconductors) to improve the safety and performance.

When assembling the circuit it is necessary to attach suitable heat sinks to both 2N3055 transistors. Single heat sink for both 2N3055 are also acceptable.

According to the initial design R8 must be 0.39ohms (5W), but most of the people say it is bit difficult to get 0.39ohms locally (Sri Lanka) so I change value of R8 to 0.47ohms (5W) and it is available in local market.

During the testings and usage this system produce an excellent results for us. Complete circuit diagram of the power supply unit is available to download in here.
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