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Overview

Practical Design of Power Supplies

"In a rare and very welcome departure from the power industry's standard technical treatise, Ron Lenk's book . . . offers a clear, pragmatic view of the practical real-world aspects governing power supply design . . . . Engineers at all levels . . . can expect to gain an enlightened perspective normally gained only after years of design experience."
—Frank Wahl, Managing Editor, PCIM Magazine

"This is a real hands-on reference in which Ron has done an outstanding job of combining just enough theory for understanding, together with several lifetimes' worth of experience. I am confident that it is destined to become dog-eared and worn on the top of every power supply designer's desk."
—Bob Mammano, Vice President Advanced Technology, Unitrode

Practical Design of Power Supplies details key techniques and offers advice to engineers and technicians who want to design and build power supplies that work the first time they are turned on. Leading authority Ron Lenk presents current, experiment-based information that can save hours of research and design time.

Containing many handy "Practice Notes" and real-world examples, Practical Design of Power Supplies is an excellent how-to reference to keep by your side throughout the design, lab, and production phases. The topics covered will be immediately useful in everyday circuits and systems work:
* Common terms and instrumentation
* How to design successful magnetics
* How to compensate the feedback loop to obtain stable operation
* Practical EMI
* Topology selection
* Worst-case analysis

Practical Design of Power Supplies will be especially useful to designers who need to understand and implement the concepts behind loop compensation and magnetics design.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"…I encourage those students or designers who would like to get an idea about designing power supplies to read the book." (IEEE Circuits & Devices Magazine, September/October 2006)

"Engineers, technicians, and power supply designers will find this an invaluable book to quickly learn and apply the knowledge...to designing and building the right power supplies for an application." (IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, July/August 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471750451
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/11/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.13 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

RON LENK has more than twenty years' experience in both commercial and military power electronics. He is recognized as one of the world's experts on the subject of digital control of power supplies and has published numerous papers in the field of power supplies. He holds twelve U.S. patents, including key patents for the power system of the International Space Station. Mr. Lenk currently heads the design group for Tyco Electronics' Battery Systems and Design Services. He is on the advisory board of Power Electronics Technology magazine, the leading magazine for power designers, and is also on the advisory board for PowerSystems World, the leading power supply conference for practical power supply design.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

List of Tables.

Chapter 1: Introduction.

Chapter 2: Practical Selection of Topology.

Chapter 3: Practical Selection of Components.

Chapter 4: Practical Guide to Instrumentation.

Chapter 5: Practical Design of Magnetics.

Chapter 6: Practical Feedback Design.

Chapter 7: Practical Design of Control and Monitoring Circuitry.

Chapter 8: Practical Efficiency and Thermal Management.

Chapter 9: Practical EMI Control.

Chapter 10: Practical Worst-Case Analysis.

Appendix 1: List of Acronyms Used in the Book and Some Symbols.

Appendix 2: Data Sheets for Worst-Case Analysis.

Index.

About the Author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2001

    Outstanding Treatment of Power Supply Design Topics

    This book, written in plain English, covers power supply topologies and associated topics like EMI control, magnetics design (great coverage of down and dirty details), and device selection. I have many power supply books, this one is the best.

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