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Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Hi everyone,

I know there are a few people out there who are into Electronic and DIY
projects of the same nature like me.

Up until now I've found it very difficult to find power supply units that
can be set accurately without vision and offering stable voltages.

Yes, some "Plugpack" units will allow quite a bit of flexibility these days
but let's face it, these units are of a low quality usually and don't last
too long.

Not only that they don't have the voltage or current range required for good
testing and are subject to RF interference or contribute to the RF
interference in the immediate environment, as if we don't have enough of
that already.

I've found a Power Supply unit which is easy to set for blind people,
incredibly accurate and incredibly quiet as far as RF noise goes.

You can see the power supply at
https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP3840
?utm_campaign=redirect
<https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP384
0?utm_campaign=redirect&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web>
&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web

I'm writing from Australia so residents of the US will have to do a bit of
digging to find a similar unit though residents of the UK shouldn't have any
trouble sourcing this supply as Jaycar also do business in the UK.

As you can see the supply has a voltage range of 0 to 30 volts and 0 to 5
amps so any value can be set in these ranges even fine voltage adjustments
can be made - say 1.2 volts -.

The supply has 2 jog-dials on the face to control volts and amps.

These dials click when turned and push in.

Suppose you wanted to adjust the voltage to 4.5 volts.

After turning the supply on you would press the voltage jog-dial once and
turn 4 clicks clockwise, press the jog-dial in to advance to the next unit
and turn the dial clickwise 5 clicks.

The beauty of this supply is that you hear a beep when you've reached the
minimum or maximum value so you can count up or down by click from these
points, the count doesn't wrap around so once you're say at 30 volts the
unit will beep and stay at 30 volts unless you turn the voltage dial anti
clockwise to bring the voltage count down.

The supply remembers the last settings made when the power is turned off.

I have also discovered power supplies available where voltage and current
values can be set via an IOS or Android App.

Brian Olesen
 

Hi Dane,
Really really cool although I don't use such anymore stuff much these days.
But can you find prebuild cables with plugs let's say for usb, so you can
charge a device with 5 volts and connect other stuff with for example 12
volts DC? That would be really neet.
5 amps is a nice portion of power though. smile
Brian

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Emne: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi everyone,

I know there are a few people out there who are into Electronic and DIY
projects of the same nature like me.

Up until now I've found it very difficult to find power supply units that
can be set accurately without vision and offering stable
Yes, some "Plugpack" units will allow quite a bit of flexibility these days
but let's face it, these units are of a low quality usually and don't last
too long.

Not only that they don't have the voltage or current range required for good
testing and are subject to RF interference or contribute to the RF
interference in the immediate environment, as if we don't have enough of
that already.

I've found a Power Supply unit which is easy to set for blind people,
incredibly accurate and incredibly quiet as far as RF noise goes.

You can see the power supply at
https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP3840
?utm_campaign=redirect
<https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP384
0?utm_campaign=redirect&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web>
&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web

I'm writing from Australia so residents of the US will have to do a bit of
digging to find a similar unit though residents of the UK shouldn't have any
trouble sourcing this supply as Jaycar also do business in the UK.

As you can see the supply has a voltage range of 0 to 30 volts and 0 to 5
amps so any value can be set in these ranges even fine voltage adjustments
can be made - say 1.2 volts -.

The supply has 2 jog-dials on the face to control volts and amps.

These dials click when turned and push in.

Suppose you wanted to adjust the voltage to 4.5 volts.

After turning the supply on you would press the voltage jog-dial once and
turn 4 clicks clockwise, press the jog-dial in to advance to the next unit
and turn the dial clickwise 5 clicks.

The beauty of this supply is that you hear a beep when you've reached the
minimum or maximum value so you can count up or down by click from these
points, the count doesn't wrap around so once you're say at 30 volts the
unit will beep and stay at 30 volts unless you turn the voltage dial anti
clockwise to bring the voltage count down.

The supply remembers the last settings made when the power is turned off.

I have also discovered power supplies available where voltage and current
values can be set via an IOS or Android App.

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

No problem whatever.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Sunday, 11 August 2019 6:30 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi Dane,
Really really cool although I don't use such anymore stuff much these days.
But can you find prebuild cables with plugs let's say for usb, so you can
charge a device with 5 volts and connect other stuff with for example 12
volts DC? That would be really neet.
5 amps is a nice portion of power though. smile Brian

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Emne: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi everyone,

I know there are a few people out there who are into Electronic and DIY
projects of the same nature like me.

Up until now I've found it very difficult to find power supply units that
can be set accurately without vision and offering stable Yes, some
"Plugpack" units will allow quite a bit of flexibility these days but let's
face it, these units are of a low quality usually and don't last too long.

Not only that they don't have the voltage or current range required for good
testing and are subject to RF interference or contribute to the RF
interference in the immediate environment, as if we don't have enough of
that already.

I've found a Power Supply unit which is easy to set for blind people,
incredibly accurate and incredibly quiet as far as RF noise goes.

You can see the power supply at
https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP3840
?utm_campaign=redirect
<https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP384
0?utm_campaign=redirect&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web>
&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web

I'm writing from Australia so residents of the US will have to do a bit of
digging to find a similar unit though residents of the UK shouldn't have any
trouble sourcing this supply as Jaycar also do business in the UK.

As you can see the supply has a voltage range of 0 to 30 volts and 0 to 5
amps so any value can be set in these ranges even fine voltage adjustments
can be made - say 1.2 volts -.

The supply has 2 jog-dials on the face to control volts and amps.

These dials click when turned and push in.

Suppose you wanted to adjust the voltage to 4.5 volts.

After turning the supply on you would press the voltage jog-dial once and
turn 4 clicks clockwise, press the jog-dial in to advance to the next unit
and turn the dial clickwise 5 clicks.

The beauty of this supply is that you hear a beep when you've reached the
minimum or maximum value so you can count up or down by click from these
points, the count doesn't wrap around so once you're say at 30 volts the
unit will beep and stay at 30 volts unless you turn the voltage dial anti
clockwise to bring the voltage count down.

The supply remembers the last settings made when the power is turned off.

I have also discovered power supplies available where voltage and current
values can be set via an IOS or Android App.

Brian Olesen
 

So you say that such cables exists?

Brian

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Emne: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

No problem whatever.

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From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Sunday, 11 August 2019 6:30 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi Dane,
Really really cool although I don't use such anymore stuff much these days.
But can you find prebuild cables with plugs let's say for usb, so you can
charge a device with 5 volts and connect other stuff with for example 12
volts DC? That would be really neet.
5 amps is a nice portion of power though. smile Brian

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Emne: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi everyone,

I know there are a few people out there who are into Electronic and DIY
projects of the same nature like me.

Up until now I've found it very difficult to find power supply units that
can be set accurately without vision and offering stable Yes, some
"Plugpack" units will allow quite a bit of flexibility these days but let's
face it, these units are of a low quality usually and don't last too long.

Not only that they don't have the voltage or current range required for good
testing and are subject to RF interference or contribute to the RF
interference in the immediate environment, as if we don't have enough of
that already.

I've found a Power Supply unit which is easy to set for blind people,
incredibly accurate and incredibly quiet as far as RF noise goes.

You can see the power supply at
https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP3840
?utm_campaign=redirect
<https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP384
0?utm_campaign=redirect&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web>
&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web

I'm writing from Australia so residents of the US will have to do a bit of
digging to find a similar unit though residents of the UK shouldn't have any
trouble sourcing this supply as Jaycar also do business in the UK.

As you can see the supply has a voltage range of 0 to 30 volts and 0 to 5
amps so any value can be set in these ranges even fine voltage adjustments
can be made - say 1.2 volts -.

The supply has 2 jog-dials on the face to control volts and amps.

These dials click when turned and push in.

Suppose you wanted to adjust the voltage to 4.5 volts.

After turning the supply on you would press the voltage jog-dial once and
turn 4 clicks clockwise, press the jog-dial in to advance to the next unit
and turn the dial clickwise 5 clicks.

The beauty of this supply is that you hear a beep when you've reached the
minimum or maximum value so you can count up or down by click from these
points, the count doesn't wrap around so once you're say at 30 volts the
unit will beep and stay at 30 volts unless you turn the voltage dial anti
clockwise to bring the voltage count down.

The supply remembers the last settings made when the power is turned off.

I have also discovered power supplies available where voltage and current
values can be set via an IOS or Android App.

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Okay if you're talking about the power supply providing multiple voltage
outputs at once then no this unit doesn't do that but if you want to connect
multiple sources that run from one contstant voltage that you set then yes
you could do that.
Sorry for the confusion, just had 2 teeth out at the Dentist.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:38 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

So you say that such cables exists?

Brian

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Emne: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

No problem whatever.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Sunday, 11 August 2019 6:30 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi Dane,
Really really cool although I don't use such anymore stuff much these days.
But can you find prebuild cables with plugs let's say for usb, so you can
charge a device with 5 volts and connect other stuff with for example 12
volts DC? That would be really neet.
5 amps is a nice portion of power though. smile Brian

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Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi everyone,

I know there are a few people out there who are into Electronic and DIY
projects of the same nature like me.

Up until now I've found it very difficult to find power supply units that
can be set accurately without vision and offering stable Yes, some
"Plugpack" units will allow quite a bit of flexibility these days but let's
face it, these units are of a low quality usually and don't last too long.

Not only that they don't have the voltage or current range required for good
testing and are subject to RF interference or contribute to the RF
interference in the immediate environment, as if we don't have enough of
that already.

I've found a Power Supply unit which is easy to set for blind people,
incredibly accurate and incredibly quiet as far as RF noise goes.

You can see the power supply at
https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP3840
?utm_campaign=redirect
<https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP384
0?utm_campaign=redirect&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web>
&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web

I'm writing from Australia so residents of the US will have to do a bit of
digging to find a similar unit though residents of the UK shouldn't have any
trouble sourcing this supply as Jaycar also do business in the UK.

As you can see the supply has a voltage range of 0 to 30 volts and 0 to 5
amps so any value can be set in these ranges even fine voltage adjustments
can be made - say 1.2 volts -.

The supply has 2 jog-dials on the face to control volts and amps.

These dials click when turned and push in.

Suppose you wanted to adjust the voltage to 4.5 volts.

After turning the supply on you would press the voltage jog-dial once and
turn 4 clicks clockwise, press the jog-dial in to advance to the next unit
and turn the dial clickwise 5 clicks.

The beauty of this supply is that you hear a beep when you've reached the
minimum or maximum value so you can count up or down by click from these
points, the count doesn't wrap around so once you're say at 30 volts the
unit will beep and stay at 30 volts unless you turn the voltage dial anti
clockwise to bring the voltage count down.

The supply remembers the last settings made when the power is turned off.

I have also discovered power supplies available where voltage and current
values can be set via an IOS or Android App.

Aman Singer
 

Hi,

I'm not sure what you mean by such cables, but if you mean usb A to
barbell connectors, they do exist
https://www.startech.com/ca/Cables/USB-2.0/USB-Adapters/usb-5v-dc-type-m-pow
er-cable-3ft~USB2TYPEM
just for example. If you're asking about USB to 12 bolts, these also exist.
Keep in mind, though, usb A/B is limited to 15 Wats at best. Therefore, when
you go up to 12 volts, you will end up, assuming perfect conversion which
you will never get, at 1.25 A. This will never happen, as I said, the
transformers I've seen:
http://amzn.com/B074R7FDCR
say they'll give 0.8 A at 12 volts (9 wats). In my view, they're
being seriously optimistic, but I haven't used one and hope I'm wrong about
that last point. Even assuming the specs are right about the real world, it
will be a very few devices which will run on 12 volt and less than 1 amp. I
have hopes of USB C for this, it would be really nice to use a single plug
for anything up to 60 wats and up to 20 volts.
HTH,
Aman

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Olesen
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:38 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

So you say that such cables exists?

Brian

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Emne: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

No problem whatever.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Sunday, 11 August 2019 6:30 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi Dane,
Really really cool although I don't use such anymore stuff much these days.
But can you find prebuild cables with plugs let's say for usb, so you can
charge a device with 5 volts and connect other stuff with for example 12
volts DC? That would be really neet.
5 amps is a nice portion of power though. smile Brian

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Emne: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi everyone,

I know there are a few people out there who are into Electronic and DIY
projects of the same nature like me.

Up until now I've found it very difficult to find power supply units that
can be set accurately without vision and offering stable Yes, some
"Plugpack" units will allow quite a bit of flexibility these days but let's
face it, these units are of a low quality usually and don't last too long.

Not only that they don't have the voltage or current range required for good
testing and are subject to RF interference or contribute to the RF
interference in the immediate environment, as if we don't have enough of
that already.

I've found a Power Supply unit which is easy to set for blind people,
incredibly accurate and incredibly quiet as far as RF noise goes.

You can see the power supply at
https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP3840
?utm_campaign=redirect
<https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP384
0?utm_campaign=redirect&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web>
&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web

I'm writing from Australia so residents of the US will have to do a bit of
digging to find a similar unit though residents of the UK shouldn't have any
trouble sourcing this supply as Jaycar also do business in the UK.

As you can see the supply has a voltage range of 0 to 30 volts and 0 to 5
amps so any value can be set in these ranges even fine voltage adjustments
can be made - say 1.2 volts -.

The supply has 2 jog-dials on the face to control volts and amps.

These dials click when turned and push in.

Suppose you wanted to adjust the voltage to 4.5 volts.

After turning the supply on you would press the voltage jog-dial once and
turn 4 clicks clockwise, press the jog-dial in to advance to the next unit
and turn the dial clickwise 5 clicks.

The beauty of this supply is that you hear a beep when you've reached the
minimum or maximum value so you can count up or down by click from these
points, the count doesn't wrap around so once you're say at 30 volts the
unit will beep and stay at 30 volts unless you turn the voltage dial anti
clockwise to bring the voltage count down.

The supply remembers the last settings made when the power is turned off.

I have also discovered power supplies available where voltage and current
values can be set via an IOS or Android App.

Brian Olesen
 

Hi Dane,
Ah that one must suck!
Well many of you aussies are probably still using some kind of radio
communication, if you live out in the country?
So there for such a psu may be quite handy.

Best regards
Brian


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Emne: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Okay if you're talking about the power supply providing multiple voltage
outputs at once then no this unit doesn't do that but if you want to connect
multiple sources that run from one contstant voltage that you set then yes
you could do that.
Sorry for the confusion, just had 2 teeth out at the Dentist.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:38 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

So you say that such cables exists?

Brian

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Emne: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

No problem whatever.


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From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Sunday, 11 August 2019 6:30 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi Dane,
Really really cool although I don't use such anymore stuff much these days.
But can you find prebuild cables with plugs let's say for usb, so you can
charge a device with 5 volts and connect other stuff with for example 12
volts DC? That would be really neet.
5 amps is a nice portion of power though. smile Brian

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Emne: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi everyone,

I know there are a few people out there who are into Electronic and DIY
projects of the same nature like me.

Up until now I've found it very difficult to find power supply units that
can be set accurately without vision and offering stable Yes, some
"Plugpack" units will allow quite a bit of flexibility these days but let's
face it, these units are of a low quality usually and don't last too long.

Not only that they don't have the voltage or current range required for good
testing and are subject to RF interference or contribute to the RF
interference in the immediate environment, as if we don't have enough of
that already.

I've found a Power Supply unit which is easy to set for blind people,
incredibly accurate and incredibly quiet as far as RF noise goes.

You can see the power supply at
https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP3840
?utm_campaign=redirect
<https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP384
0?utm_campaign=redirect&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web>
&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web

I'm writing from Australia so residents of the US will have to do a bit of
digging to find a similar unit though residents of the UK shouldn't have any
trouble sourcing this supply as Jaycar also do business in the UK.

As you can see the supply has a voltage range of 0 to 30 volts and 0 to 5
amps so any value can be set in these ranges even fine voltage adjustments
can be made - say 1.2 volts -.

The supply has 2 jog-dials on the face to control volts and amps.

These dials click when turned and push in.

Suppose you wanted to adjust the voltage to 4.5 volts.

After turning the supply on you would press the voltage jog-dial once and
turn 4 clicks clockwise, press the jog-dial in to advance to the next unit
and turn the dial clickwise 5 clicks.

The beauty of this supply is that you hear a beep when you've reached the
minimum or maximum value so you can count up or down by click from these
points, the count doesn't wrap around so once you're say at 30 volts the
unit will beep and stay at 30 volts unless you turn the voltage dial anti
clockwise to bring the voltage count down.

The supply remembers the last settings made when the power is turned off.

I have also discovered power supplies available where voltage and current
values can be set via an IOS or Android App.

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

I use this supply for testing or for using it with equipment I don’t yet have a permanent power supply for.
I’m testing a Vintage SharP Boombox and I don’t have a permanent 15 volts supply so I’m using this supply as a substitute supply.
The supply is just so handy to have around.
A little large perhaps but it could be worse.

On 12 Aug 2019, at 3:56 am, Brian Olesen <brian@...> wrote:

Hi Dane,
Ah that one must suck!
Well many of you aussies are probably still using some kind of radio
communication, if you live out in the country?
So there for such a psu may be quite handy.

Best regards
Brian


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Emne: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Okay if you're talking about the power supply providing multiple voltage
outputs at once then no this unit doesn't do that but if you want to connect
multiple sources that run from one contstant voltage that you set then yes
you could do that.
Sorry for the confusion, just had 2 teeth out at the Dentist.


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From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:38 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

So you say that such cables exists?

Brian

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Emne: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

No problem whatever.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Sunday, 11 August 2019 6:30 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi Dane,
Really really cool although I don't use such anymore stuff much these days.
But can you find prebuild cables with plugs let's say for usb, so you can
charge a device with 5 volts and connect other stuff with for example 12
volts DC? That would be really neet.
5 amps is a nice portion of power though. smile Brian

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Sendt: 10. august 2019 23:43
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Emne: [all-audio] Variable Voltage/Current Power Supply

Hi everyone,

I know there are a few people out there who are into Electronic and DIY
projects of the same nature like me.

Up until now I've found it very difficult to find power supply units that
can be set accurately without vision and offering stable Yes, some
"Plugpack" units will allow quite a bit of flexibility these days but let's
face it, these units are of a low quality usually and don't last too long.

Not only that they don't have the voltage or current range required for good
testing and are subject to RF interference or contribute to the RF
interference in the immediate environment, as if we don't have enough of
that already.

I've found a Power Supply unit which is easy to set for blind people,
incredibly accurate and incredibly quiet as far as RF noise goes.

You can see the power supply at
https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP3840
?utm_campaign=redirect
<https://www.jaycar.com.au/0-to-30vdc-0-to-5a-regulated-power-supply/p/MP384
0?utm_campaign=redirect&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web>
&utm_source=MP3840r&utm_medium=web

I'm writing from Australia so residents of the US will have to do a bit of
digging to find a similar unit though residents of the UK shouldn't have any
trouble sourcing this supply as Jaycar also do business in the UK.

As you can see the supply has a voltage range of 0 to 30 volts and 0 to 5
amps so any value can be set in these ranges even fine voltage adjustments
can be made - say 1.2 volts -.

The supply has 2 jog-dials on the face to control volts and amps.

These dials click when turned and push in.

Suppose you wanted to adjust the voltage to 4.5 volts.

After turning the supply on you would press the voltage jog-dial once and
turn 4 clicks clockwise, press the jog-dial in to advance to the next unit
and turn the dial clickwise 5 clicks.

The beauty of this supply is that you hear a beep when you've reached the
minimum or maximum value so you can count up or down by click from these
points, the count doesn't wrap around so once you're say at 30 volts the
unit will beep and stay at 30 volts unless you turn the voltage dial anti
clockwise to bring the voltage count down.

The supply remembers the last settings made when the power is turned off.

I have also discovered power supplies available where voltage and current
values can be set via an IOS or Android App.