In this video I am switching my HP 3478A from 120V 60Hz AC to 230V 50Hz AC using the internal selection. I am also comparing some voltage and resistance measurements to my Keithley 175 and I realize the HP needs calibration if I am to trust it’s measurements. While I was inside the meter I also checked the voltage of the internal battery used to store calibration data.
In this InTheMail segment I receive the HP 3478A 5.5 digit multimeter, a Probe Master 8028s test lead set, the Anker Astro E3 10000mAh portable battery charger and the Seagate Expansion 2TB external storage hard drive.
In this video I am assembling a 0-30V 0-3A Adjustable Linear Power Supply kit. Will it work at first power on? Or will Murphy get me this time? Watch the video and see how I got myself into trouble. I also reverse engineered and got a schematic of this kit which I am showing towards the end of the video.
A list of the items I show on this InTheMail video:
2.4 inch 320 x 240 px TFT display module based on the ILI9341 lcd controller, complete with touchscreen, uSD card slot, 128Mbit flash, independent font chip and the required power circuitry. ESP8266 modules (3 different variations), a small solar panel, waterproof enclosure and Li-ion battery cells. uSD card holder thing. 13W LED 5050 E27 lightbulb. Breadboad + breadboard power supply + jumper cables. 0-30V 0-2A Adjustable lab power supply kit, unassembled. A bunch of components I ordered from Comet Electronics.
In this video I am calibrating the Gophert CPS-3205C power supply using my Keithley 175 4.5 digit multimeter and my adjustable dummy load.
The calibration procedure is:
1. Set the V/A selector switch to A position,
2. Push the adjust knob then power on the power supply,the meter will display PUSH OFF,
3. Press the ON/OFF button one time then press the LOCK button two times, the unit will go into voltage calibration (please note calibrate the voltage with no load), the voltmeter displays 01.00 and amp meter displays 001.
4. please adjust the adjust knob to set the output voltage to 1.005V,( you can push the adjust knob to select the range of adjusting) then press the ON/OFF button to calibrate the output voltage to 10.00V and 30.00V, after 30V voltage has been calibrated, please press the ON/OFF button to go into current calibration, connect your electronic load to the output terminal of the power supply, the unit must operate in C.C mode,the amp meter displays 1.00 and the voltmeter displays 0001, please adjust the adjust knob to set the output constant current to 1.000A, then press the ON/OFF button to calibrate the output constant current 5.000A,after 5.0A has been calibrated then press the ON/OFF button to finish the calibration.