Category Archives: Electronics

Chinese 2x100W TDA7498 Amplifier – Test and THD+n Measurements

I wanted a small Bluetooth amplifier for my work shop and bought some cheap bare-board versions from Ebay. This TDA7498 design is over-advertised, but not as bad as other cheap bluetooth amplifiers from ebay. Test, frequency response and THD+n measurements … Continue reading

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Teardown of a 5 kVA / 4 kW Eaton EX5RT UPS System

Teardown of a Eaton EX RT 5 kVA UPS model. The topology is a on-line double conversion with PFC (Power Factor Correction) system for a active power output of 5 kVA / 4 kW. A over view of the whole … Continue reading

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Chinese 2x50W Bluetooth Amplifier, Or Is It? A Poor Abused TDA7492P Design

I wanted a small Bluetooth amplifier for my work shop and bought some cheap bare-board versions from Ebay. This poor TDA7492P design is over-advertised and abused enough that I requested my money returned from the seller. Discussion of this review: … Continue reading

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After Cleaning, What I Found… – End of Isolation, Day 42

I have turned my whole workshop around, been in every drawer, box, crate, container, shelf and cupboard. I sorted a lot of stuff, re-found a lot of things and threw nothing out! I start work again, it is no longer … Continue reading

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Whats In The Box?! – Isolation, Day 40

How many mystery boxes do you have in your work shop?

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Variable Isolation Transformer – Isolation, Day 30

Teardown of a variable transformer, which provides a variable voltage and isolation. Single phase 1x250V @ 3A.

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Variacs, Auto-, Vario- and Isolation Transformers – Isolation, Day 28

I give a short introduction to the differences between autotransformers, variable autotransformers and variable transformers. I show my collection of 7 variacs/variotransformers in the range from 1x260V @ 2A to 3x400V @ 25A along with a 3x400V 10kVA isolation transformer. … Continue reading

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Hardware, Materials, Salvaged Fittings and Much More – Isolation, Day 26

Mounting hardware, fittings, insulation materials, acrylic, fibre-glass, bits and pieces. All salvaged from machines, equipment and other high voltage related material, to be reused in my own projects and experiments. I started spring cleaning my work shop and I have … Continue reading

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Fuses In Power Electronics and Other Fuses – Isolation, Day 24

This video shows the different fuses, breakers, MCB, RCD, melting fuses and automatic fuses that I have. I started spring cleaning my work shop and I have come across so many components in various bins, boxes and drawers that I … Continue reading

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Future Projects, Teardowns and Power Electronics – Isolation, Day 22

A look into what the future brings of projects, teardowns and power electronics. Simple, complex, small and large, there will be it all, stay tuned!

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