Bench Power Supplies

A bench power supply is an essential piece of equipment if you do a lot of electronics or other powered projects on your bench and need a reliable source of power at different voltages. They are very useful tools in testing circuits, as they allow you to adjust the voltage to a specific value depending on what project you are working on. A variable DC bench power supply also allows you to set a maximum current, so if there is a short circuit in your project the bench supply will shut down hopefully preventing any harm to some components in your project. Bench power supplies are versatile, accurate and stable and don’t cost too much.

When it comes to power you have 4 units to be aware of, Current, Voltage, Power and Resistance. It’s very important that if you are supplying your circuit with some voltage, your supply can keep up with the current drawn.

There are two basic types of power supplies in common use: linear and switch-mode. Both are available for use as bench DC power supplies.

Linear power supplies operate by rectifying AC line power to create DC, and then filtering and regulating it to produce user-selectable voltage or current levels. Linear supplies are heavier because the 50 Hz or 60 Hz transformer and associated filters are physically larger.
Switch-mode power supplies start out the same way, rectifying and filtering AC line input voltage, however they chop (or "switch") the DC into high-frequency AC. Switch-mode power supplies are significantly smaller, lighter and more efficient than linear power supplies, so they have replaced linear supplies in many applications.

Areas of application:
● General laboratory
● Education
● Industry
● Research
● Production
● Workshops

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RS Stock No. 537-5371
BrandRS PRO
$330.04
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27V 2A 1 Analogue - 230V ac 0 IEC 320 Screw Terminal - -
RS Stock No. 537-5387
BrandRS PRO
$245.13
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5 V, 12 V, 15 V 1A 1 Analogue - 230V ac 0 - Binding Post Terminal - -
RS Stock No. 537-5365
BrandRS PRO
$318.31
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13.5V 4A 1 Analogue - 230V ac 0 - Screw Terminal - -
RS Stock No. 454-6623
Mfr. Part No.ALE2902M
BrandELC
$167.37
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5 → 29V 4A 1 Analogue 60W 198 → 264V ac 0 Wire Clamp 4 mm Safety Socket +5°C +40°C
RS Stock No. 506-6500
Mfr. Part No.ALF1205
BrandELC
$151.62
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10 → 15V 5A 1 Analogue 60W 190 → 253V ac 0 IEC 320 4 mm Safety Socket - -
RS Stock No. 667-7340
Mfr. Part No.E3620A
$1,104.51
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0 → 25V 1A 2 Digital 25W 115V ac 2 IEC 320 Binding Post Terminal 0°C +55°C
RS Stock No. 845-6754
Mfr. Part No.AL841C
BrandELC
$112.58
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3 → 12V 1A 1 Analogue 12W 198 → 264V ac 0 IEC 320 4 mm Safety Socket - -
RS Stock No. 667-2581
Mfr. Part No.U8001A
$741.55
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0 → 30V 3A 1 Digital 90W 110 V ac, 230 V ac 2 IEC 320 Binding Post Terminal 0°C +55°C
RS Stock No. 705-5004
Mfr. Part No.PWS2323
BrandTektronix
$840.26
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0 → 30V 3A 1 Digital - 110 V ac, 220 V ac 2 IEC 320 Binding Post Terminal 0°C +40°C
RS Stock No. 806-7480
Mfr. Part No.EA-PSI 9200-210 3U
$19,365.74
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0 → 200V 210A 1 Digital 15kW 340 → 460V ac 1 Wire Clamp Screw Terminal 0°C +50°C
RS Stock No. 705-5016
Mfr. Part No.PWS2721
BrandTektronix
$840.26
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0 → 72V 1.5A 1 Digital - 110 V ac, 220 V ac 2 IEC 320 Binding Post Terminal 0°C +40°C
RS Stock No. 806-7499
Mfr. Part No.EA-PSI 9360-120 3U
$19,365.74
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0 → 360V 120A 1 Digital 15kW 340 → 460V ac 1 Wire Clamp Screw Terminal 0°C +50°C
RS Stock No. 803-0096
Mfr. Part No.6230307
$3,525.76
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0 → 500V 6A 1 Analogue, Digital 1kW 90 → 264V 1 IEC Type Plug USB 0°C +50°C
RS Stock No. 806-7547
Mfr. Part No.EA-PS 9040-510 3U
$14,349.26
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0 → 40V 510A 1 Digital 10kW 340 → 460V ac 1 Wire Clamp 4 mm Safety Socket 0°C +50°C
RS Stock No. 806-7528
Mfr. Part No.EA-PS 9750-20 3U
$7,817.28
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0 → 750V 20A 1 Digital 5kW 340 → 460V ac 1 IEC 320 4 mm Safety Socket 0°C +50°C
RS Stock No. 745-2394
Mfr. Part No.U8031A
$2,336.51
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0 → 30V 3 A, 6 A 3 Digital 375W 100 V ac, 120 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac 2 IEC 320 Binding Post Terminal 0°C +40°C
RS Stock No. 806-7430
Mfr. Part No.EA-PSI 9040-170 3U
$7,656.45
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0 → 40V 170A 1 Digital 3.3kW 340 → 460V ac 1 IEC 320 Screw Terminal 0°C +50°C
RS Stock No. 895-2401
Mfr. Part No.2260B-250-13
BrandKeithley
$5,794.32
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0 → 250V 13.5A 1 Digital 1.1kW 80 → 265V ac 1 IEC 320 Screw Terminal - -
RS Stock No. 806-7503
Mfr. Part No.6230251
$6,597.85
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- 170A - Digital 5kW 80V 1 - Screw Terminal 0°C +50°C
RS Stock No. 768-3435
Mfr. Part No.2230-30-1
BrandKeithley
$2,234.46
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0 → 30 V, 0 → 6 V 1A 3 Digital 120W 120 V ac, 240 V ac 1 IEC 320 Binding Post Terminal 0°C +40°C
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