10 Best Desktop Power Supply for Students And Hobbyists – 2019

Best desktop power supply (8)
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A desktop power supply is something that every electronics technician/engineer needs. You might come across them in electronics labs or workshops at your college or highschool. Hobbyist require them from time to time as well, and are specially handy when you are designing power circuitry. We have compiled a list of the best desktop power supply available in the market. Do tell us your favourite in the comments section below.

TTi QL355 SII(590$)

TTi QL355 SII

Pro

  • 0-35v/0-5A Variable power supply.
  • Ver Low noise.

Con

  • Ver bulky and heavy.
  • High Initial Cost.

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HY3020D by Mastech(259$)

HY3020D by Mastech

Pro

  • Easy to use.
  • Small form factor.
  • High current DC filters 50A-400A.
  • Single output

Con

  • Very heavy, not portable.

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RSR DC Power Supply (175$)

RSR DC Power Supply

Pro

  • Triple output.
  • Good Load Stability: 0.01% +2mV.

Con

  • Variable rotary dials are of not good quality.

You can get one here

Digital DC Power Supply 30V 3A Precision(100$)

Digital DC Power Supply 30V 3A Precision

Pro

  • Runs on both 110 and 220V input.
  • Circuit overload protection.

Con

  • Only one output.
  • Load stability 0.2% + 3mA.

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Extech 382260(280$)

Extech 382260

Pro

  • 3 selectable ranges.
  • Comparatively light weight.

Con

  • Lack of precision of voltage output and current limit.
  • Over voltage protection not good.

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Kaito 30V/5A (175$)

Kaito 30V/5A

Pro

  • Dual Channels
  • Bright LCD display
  • Comes with 1 year limited warranty.

Con

  • Low build quality(for example AC plug in the back,case mount connector was loose).
  • Does not come with additional Leads.

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Tekpower Linear Power Supply,TP1502D(50$)

Tekpower Linear Power Supply,TP1502D

Pro

  • Light weight and compact.
  • Good value for money.

Con 

  • Output only till 15V.
  • Only one output.

You can get one here

TMS® Precision Variable Adjustable 30v 5a(37$)

TMS® Precision Variable Adjustable 30v 5a

Pro

  • 0-30V, good range.
  • Affordable and serviceable.

Con

  • Varying manufacturing quality.
  • Manual Provided is not accurate.

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Dr.Meter® 30V/5A (70$)

Dr.Meter® 30V/5A

Pro

  • Good overloading and current protection.
  • Detailed manual provided.
  • Very less electrical noise.

Con

  • Generates a surge during on and off.
  • Display not very accurate.

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KORAD KD3005D

KORAD KD3005D

Pro

  • Can be used on both 110/220V input.
  • Automatic switching between mA and A display.
  • Durable.

Con

  • Slight voltage instability, voltage tends to fluctuate like if you set it to 4.9 , it will dance around 4.88-4.90V.

You can get one here

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