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Clock power supply

Geoff
 

Following on the suggestions/tip others have made regarding their QRP Labs clock + GPS kit, I now have a tip for a multi-voltage, multi-connector power supply. It's called a Breadboard Power Supply 5V/3.3V Dual Voltage and made by MakerSpot. You can buy it on Amazon or directly on their website. It retails for $7.99.

https://makerspot.com/breadboard-power-supply-5v-3-3v-dual-voltage/

I decided that I wanted a power supply that I could power off of a standard micro-USB and one of those square 5W Apple iPhone USB chargers. Since the input is already 5V and the clock/GPS run on 5V, the board is really just acting as a fancy passthrough. However, the power supply can also be powered off of any DC input between 7V and 12V. It also has an on/off switch which is neat. 

The power supply came with headers on the bottom of the board to plug it straight into a Breadboard. Since that isn't what I'm using it for, I just removed the header pins by desoldering them from the board. 

From there I cut a hole in the back of the plastic softball case I have the clock in and then glued the power supply board to the bottom. The end result isn't super pretty but so far it has been working solid.

73
DE AB3LS

Daniel Walter
 

Nice, Geoff. Good use for those ubiquitous 5v USB wall warts. 

Dan

Sent from here. NM3A

On Nov 9, 2019, at 03:24, Geoff <geoff@...> wrote:

Following on the suggestions/tip others have made regarding their QRP Labs clock + GPS kit, I now have a tip for a multi-voltage, multi-connector power supply. It's called a Breadboard Power Supply 5V/3.3V Dual Voltage and made by MakerSpot. You can buy it on Amazon or directly on their website. It retails for $7.99.

https://makerspot.com/breadboard-power-supply-5v-3-3v-dual-voltage/

I decided that I wanted a power supply that I could power off of a standard micro-USB and one of those square 5W Apple iPhone USB chargers. Since the input is already 5V and the clock/GPS run on 5V, the board is really just acting as a fancy passthrough. However, the power supply can also be powered off of any DC input between 7V and 12V. It also has an on/off switch which is neat. 

The power supply came with headers on the bottom of the board to plug it straight into a Breadboard. Since that isn't what I'm using it for, I just removed the header pins by desoldering them from the board. 

From there I cut a hole in the back of the plastic softball case I have the clock in and then glued the power supply board to the bottom. The end result isn't super pretty but so far it has been working solid.<IMG_0054.jpg>

73
DE AB3LS

Jim Painter
 

Oh thanks Dan. Ubiquitous? Now I have to go look it up.

Jim....kq3s


On Nov 9, 2019, at 6:33 AM, Daniel Walter via Groups.Io <nm3a@...> wrote:

Nice, Geoff. Good use for those ubiquitous 5v USB wall warts. 

Dan

Sent from here. NM3A

On Nov 9, 2019, at 03:24, Geoff <geoff@...> wrote:

Following on the suggestions/tip others have made regarding their QRP Labs clock + GPS kit, I now have a tip for a multi-voltage, multi-connector power supply. It's called a Breadboard Power Supply 5V/3.3V Dual Voltage and made by MakerSpot. You can buy it on Amazon or directly on their website. It retails for $7.99.

https://makerspot.com/breadboard-power-supply-5v-3-3v-dual-voltage/

I decided that I wanted a power supply that I could power off of a standard micro-USB and one of those square 5W Apple iPhone USB chargers. Since the input is already 5V and the clock/GPS run on 5V, the board is really just acting as a fancy passthrough. However, the power supply can also be powered off of any DC input between 7V and 12V. It also has an on/off switch which is neat. 

The power supply came with headers on the bottom of the board to plug it straight into a Breadboard. Since that isn't what I'm using it for, I just removed the header pins by desoldering them from the board. 

From there I cut a hole in the back of the plastic softball case I have the clock in and then glued the power supply board to the bottom. The end result isn't super pretty but so far it has been working solid.<IMG_0054.jpg>

73
DE AB3LS