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Old Apr 01, 2003, 10:49 AM
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Linear vs Regulated power supply, differences?

I am considering picking up a DC power supply to use with my GWS MC-2002 charger. The vendor I am considering sells both linear and regulated power supplies, and I have no clue what the difference is. If someone could be kind enough to explain this I would appreciate it.

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Old Apr 01, 2003, 10:53 AM
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There is no 'comparison' between the two, they are not opposite terms. You can regulate voltage with either linear (analog, i.e. the BEC circuits built into ESC's) or non-linear (switched i.e. the UBEC external regulator) circuits. Both regulate the voltage effectively, one (switched) is more efficient under heavy loads.
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Old Apr 01, 2003, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for the quick response. So it sounds to me like they will work just fine.

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B

Edit: Oh and if anyone is curious, this site has refurbished power supplies fairly cheap.
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