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Power Supply Projects by Maplin

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This chapter provides an overview of the split-charge unit and discusses power supply for a valve amplifier. Split-charge unit is employed in a car or other similar vehicles to charge an auxiliary battery. An auxiliary battery is often used to power 12 V electrical accessories in a caravan or trailer. The use of such a battery ensures that the towing car’s main battery is not discharged. The auxiliary battery can be located in the towing car’s boot or in the caravan itself. Modern caravans are often equipped with a multisupply refrigerator. Such units can be operated from 230 V a.c. mains, 12 V d.c., or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The chapter presents a circuit diagram for the spilt-charge unit. The split-charge ...

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