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« on: January 09, 2023, 12:21:51 PM »

I love old test equipment! Took a few minutes the other day to touch up the calibration on an old "Power Designs" DC bench supply - first time I've been inside it - and figured I'd share some pictures of the nifty construction. Check out the high quality glass boards, with no printed wiring - just turret posts and point-to point-wiring - and the military style laced wiring harness!


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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2023, 04:04:18 AM »

Appx what year was that built?  Beauty.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2023, 10:09:20 AM »

One of them - picked up at Nearfest as I remember - had a manual with it, and someone had marked "rec. 13 May 70" on it. Sounds about right, considering the construction techniques. I would imagine that they were probably quite expensive in their day. I've got three, actually, all different models but using similar construction, from the same manufacturer. See pictures attached. The one on the right has three outputs, with the top two ganged together and referenced to a common post, so you can get both positive and negative rails for op-amp work, and by using the "tracking" switch, you can adjust each rail separately or lock them together, and they really do track - each rail increasing or decreasing by the exact same amount - with impressive accuracy. The one on the left has digital meters, and again, the accuracy is impressive. I wish I knew more about the company; if they ever made a high voltage DC supply, for hollow-state work, I would love to find one!

Edit: just found this on the web  https://techobsessed.net/power-designs-power-supplies/

Appx what year was that built?  Beauty.


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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2023, 10:39:53 AM »

And Tektronix teal paint, too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2023, 11:28:40 AM »

Two of them, purchased from the same seller as I remember, look like the cases might have been repainted, but I'm not sure.

And Tektronix teal paint, too.
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