Archive for January 2nd, 2019
The yellow trace shows the booster output voltage is 9 VDC, as set by the twiddlepot, and doesn’t vary much under load. It has 200 mV ripple at 220 kHz, the booster’s switching frequency, which doesn’t induce any meaningful noise on the scope’s display, because it’s well outside the display bandwidth and well inside the voltage spec.
The current traces are 100 mA/div from Tek Hall effect probes. The green trace is battery current to the booster, varying from 200 to 300 mA, averaging 250 mA. The cyan trace is DSO150 current from the booster, 75 mA min, 200 mA max, averaging 100 mA.
The battery current is 2.5 × the scope current, the battery voltage is 1/2.5 × the scope voltage, and all is right with the world.
Which went to a 100 Ω dummy load drawing about the same current as the DSO150:
Both seem to work OK, albeit with plenty of spiky noise:
Much to my surprise, there’s no visible noise on the DSO150 display, surely because the scope’s bandwidth is nowhere near wide enough to grow that kind of grass.
A power supply like that would convert the DSO150 into a bench instrument suitable for low frequency circuitry.