If you want to power up your Mini Dual Power Supply, you need to supply it with an AC voltage on its input.
You can either use a simple transformer or, safer and easier to manage, use a AC/AC wallwart adapter.
It’s not easy sometimes to make distinction between an AC to DC adapter and an AC to AC adapter. They share the same form factor, the same look and feel. But there are clear indications to help you determine the type of each one.
Here’s a quick comparison between the two types with two example closeup pictures, one AC/DC adpater and one AC/AC adapter:
Continue reading Choosing a suitable adapter for the MDPS
Linear regulation. +12V / -12V /+5V. Up to 1A.
An other great Youtube video by Afrotechmods.
The basics of how transformers work, where to shop for step down mains transformers, and how to wire one up to mains voltages.