Unregulated Power Supply Design

I thought it would be interesting to do a theory video on linear power supply design. I build up a simple low voltage supply to setup the framework for the larger and more powerful split rail linear power supply used by the (Nelson Pass) PassLabs F5 amplifier that’ll show up over the next couple of videos. I begin building up the F5 supply and we compare ripple voltage between a switch mode supply and linear supplies. I also cover how to select the proper filter capacitor with some basic algebra.
I went a little nuts with GarageBand an made some techno music to go along with the time lapse build. Not my cup of tea, but it was fun to make anyway! Hope you guys enjoy this LONGER video.