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    Default Bench Power Supplies

    Ok, so i've been looking at 2 DC bench PSU's, one from Maplin and the other from Rapid

    The Maplin model is a 5amp (79)
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=219129

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    Whereas the model from Rapid is only available up to 3amps (69)
    https://www.rapidonline.com/producti...r+PSU#techspec

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    There's only 10 difference in the two. What d'yall think?

    Adrian

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    go for 5 amps, more is better ;-)
    Also when using Peltier / TEC's you need more amps.
    I didn't fail !
    I just found out 10,000 ways that didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbybob View Post
    go for 5 amps, more is better ;-)
    Also when using Peltier / TEC's you need more amps.

    Thanks big 'D'

    adrian

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    Completely agree.

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