I have a few questions regarding powering your projects/experiments.
I am working with the well-known frequency central DIY power supply and I apparently busted the 5V and I would like to fix it. There is no visual clue as to what is wrong, so I suspect that I broke the voltage regulator. It might be caused by accidentally shorting 5V to 12V or to ground because of small bits of wire that ended up under the PCB. So would a new 5V regulator fix that, you think?
So, like others, I accidentally short things every now and then. This can be caused by breadboarding accidents or by connecting an new untested module that has a soldering mistake near the power-lines. I know that bench power supplies are rather helpful there because they apparently shut down and light some over-current protection LED. Without this, it takes more debugging time and in the process, you might actually damage your powersupply, which is apparently possible as I have learned.
Does anybody know of any good solutions for eurorack? I would love to have a bench PSU that could spit out all required eurorack voltages at the same time, but that would not be cheap I think. Perhaps there might be a kind of protection circuit I can drop on the individual +12/-12/5 V lines. It might be a fun project to create such a protection circuit that would also show the currents being drawn on 3 LCD displays.
Does any such solution exist? Looking forward to read your replies