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From: "Boris Nogoodnik"
Subject: Re: Combining 2 power supplies ?
Organization: KGB, Ltd.
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Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 20:02:59 -0400
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 20:02:55 EDT
Nothing wrong with putting current sources in series, however only one with
lowest current setting will be actually regulating. This is why nobody does it,
as it serves no useful purpose.
"B Thomas" wrote in message
> I have two variable (0-9 volt/0-20Amp) regulated (fully between 1.5-8.5
> volt) power supplies. I would like to combine them so that I have an
> effective voltage range is 0-18 volts. The simplest way is to just put
> them in series. However I am concerned about what would happen in
> constant current mode if I do this. From my rather basic knowledge of
> electronics I believe that current sources are never put in series.
> Could you please suggest what is the best option ?
> B Thomas
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