This Simple 8-Amp Regulated Power supply Circuit Diagram is powered by a transformer operating from 120 Vac on the primary and providing approximately 20 Vac on the primary, and providing approximately 20 Vac on the secondary. Four 10-A diodes with a 100 PIV rating are used in a full-wave bridge rectifier. A 10,000 ^F/36 Vdc capacitor completes the filtering, providing 28 Vdc.
The dc voltage is fed to the collectors of the Darling-ton connected 2N3055's. Base drive for the pass transistors is from pin 10 of the Âµ723 through a 200 ohm current limiting resistor, Rl. The reference terminal (pin 6) is tied directly to the non-inverting input of the error amplifier (pin 5), providing 7.15 V for comparison. The inverting input to the error amplifier (pin 4) is fed from the center arm of a 10 k ohm potentiometer connected across the output of the supply.
This control is set for the desired output voltage of 13.8 V. Compensation of the error amplifier is accomplished with a 500 pF capacitor connected from pin 13 to pin 4. If the power supply should exceed 8 A or develop a short circuit, the Âµ723 regulator will bias the transistors to cutoff and the output voltage will drop to near zero until the short circuit condition is corrected.