- Published in issue 7/1999 on page 63
13V/2A PSU for handheld rigs
This compact 13-V/2-A power supply for ham radio rigs and other VHF/UHF portable PMRs is based on the STR2012/13 voltage regulator IC from Sanken Electric Co. Many power supplies for handheld amateur radio rigs are based on the LM317, LM350 or even the good old LM723. Unfortunately, these regulators are invariably associated with a fair number of external components, while we should also consider design factors like total power dissipation and input voltage range.