My home lab could definitively benefit from an electronic dummy load (EDL). I have a couple of projects on the way for which I could use one for testing purposes. One of these projects is a linear power supply, and I am sure most of you people know that hacking together something to simulate a half decent load only gets you so far. In addition, I have a plan to design a portable LiFePO4 power pack for my telescope mount where an EDL would come in very handy for testing purposes.
Google tells me that designing your own EDL is a common project for a hobbyist EE, so this should definitively be doable. Read More →