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Build an Adjustable Voltage Add-On For Your Power Supply

This project started when I was looking at my Astron power supply that I use in the garage for various jobs (Photo A): Recharging batteries, running amateur radios, running a DC battery drill, etc. I was thinking that it would be nice if the Astron could also have an adjustable output voltage for things that don’t require 12.0-13.8 volts DC.

With this in mind, I went web-diving to search for adjustable power supplies and I came across the following description: “DC 4V-40V to (; less than $6 on Amazon) which I thought would fit the bill by giving me an adjustable power supply up to around 13 volts and up to 8 amps.

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