Having needed an adjustable power supply with a bit more current, I decided to buy this guy for about $140 off Ebay. I’ve played around with it a bit and I decided to review it because I’m sure there are a lot of people like me who buy cheap test equipment. You don’t pay much and you can’t expect much, but you can just hope it does the job.
I performed a few tests that you can see below:
So, if you looked at the values shown, you’ll see it works OK. Anyways, here are some pros and cons to this device.
- Reasonably effective
- Knobs and switched feel good
- Nice high current for a unit like this
- Nice grill effect over the LED’s make it look like a dot matrix LED
- Standard size case
- LOUD LOUD LOUD! Not quite vacuum cleaner loud but louder than anything else in my office.
- Front power connectors are kind of flimsy and cheap
- Displayed and measured values do not quite jive
- Does not have a handle on the top, it’s nice to have a handle on test equipment
Otherwise, the unit works as expected and I’ll write the LED flicker off as a coincedence. It’s too bad that it’s so loud, they could’ve used a different fan or something, becomes a real distraction. If you need something like this that produces 30V at 10A, this may be good purchase.