Specifying Power Supplies for a System: Load Characterization

Source Characterization for Power Supply Specification Last month we introduced this series with the article titled, “Specifying Electronic Power Supplies from a System Point of View: Introduction”.  In this article we explore importance of load characteristics when specifying a power supply. The figure 1 shows a power supply in simplified form, connected to a generalized […]

Specifying Power Supplies for a System: Introduction

Power Supplies Serve to Match Load to Source There are many commonly available sources of electrical power as well as endless types of sources yet to be discovered or developed. We also have countless applications for this power. However, most applications can not take power directly from the source. There must be a matching process […]