- on Power Supplies
- Published in issue 7/2004 on page 0
Triple Power Supply
Inexpensive miniature transformers normally provide one or two secondary voltages, which is sufficient for generating a set of positive and negative supply voltages, such as are needed for operational amplifier circuits. But what can you do if you need an additional voltage that is higher than either of the supply voltages (such as a tuning voltage for a receiver?). This circuit shows a simple solution to this problem, and it certainly can be extended to suit other applications. Using a 2¥15-V transformer, it generates positive 24-V and 12-V supply voltages and a negative 12-V supply voltage.