- on Power Supplies
- Published in issue 7/2003 on page 0
Floating 9-V Supply for DVM Modules
Most commercial DVM modules with an LCD readout are 9-V powered and based on an ICL7106 or similar A-D converter chip. These modules are typically used in laboratory power supplies and other test and measurement equipment where a dropin solution needs to be found to realize a voltmeter readout. Particularly in power supply units, the LCD module will need to ‘float’ relative to the PSU supply rails, and this inevitably requires a separate 9-volt power supply. In some cases, batteries may be used but these have distinct advantages.