Prototype Audio Controller Power Supply

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For my next project I broke things up into stages. The first step was to build the power supply for the audio controller section of my next amplifier. This is a 3-way power supply for that audio controller. The various circuits within the controller required +5 VDC, +12 VDC and -12 VDC. This supply was designed to handle all of those needs. It used 2 transformers and three voltage regulators with heat sinks.

On the left you can barely make out in the photo the 3 power LEDs, which monitored the status of the three supplies. The top one monitors the +5 VDC supply, while the next two (red / yellow) monitor the +12 / -12 VDC supplies. On the right you can see the two rectifiers I used off the transformers before going into the electrolytic caps and finally into the regulators, which were LM7805, LM7812 and LM7912, respectively.

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