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RoadTest: Multicomp Pro - Fundamentals of Bench Power Supplies

Author: dramoz

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Evaluation Type: Workshop Tools

Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True

What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: Other workbench power supplies from different manufactures

What were the biggest problems encountered?: None, but video editing and scripting were interesting and time-consuming activities

Detailed Review:

Finally, my video is up on YouTube. At the beginning of this journey, I thought that 10 minutes was a lot... well, I was wrong. I ended with a lot of videos and ideas.

I use bench power supplies most of the time to test and validate some ideas - and working with a small form factor workbench power supply that has:

  • A variable output: 1Vdc up to 60Vd with limiting output current feature between 0.25A to 1.6A
  • A fixed selectable between 3.3/5 Vdc and 1.8A
  • A fixed 12 Vdc and 800mA

was a nice experience. Furthermore, as the outputs are isolated, a new set of opportunities were presented.

The multicompPRO MP710081 also has a USB to UART/Serial port connection (with the commands provided by the manufacturer), which I found nice and it will allow in the future to script some interesting applications.

I hope you enjoy the video, it was a first - and it required more than expected time - but it was a really nice experience.

The USB complementary demo video can be watched at