Bench Power Supply - Linear or Switching?
June 7, 2011
I am looking for a bench power supply. I want a general purpose power supply for testing purposes, motors, circuits etc. I am debating between two units but am open to other ideas as well. There seems to be quite a debate about whether a switching power supply is as good as a linear power supply. I will not be using it for ham radio, so I don't know that the higher noise will be an issue with the switching supply for robotics and other electronics and I like the size and weight reduction provided by the switching power supplies.
Which one would you recommend?
I am open to recommendations for other supplies, trying to keep the cost down but I could raise my budget if necessary.