WSPRlite Power Conditioner Kit
Ideal for running your WSPRlite from a battery supply or "wall-wart", the WSPRlite Power Conditioner converts any 7 - 20 Volt DC supply into a super-clean quiet 5 Volt USB supply - perfect for your WSPRlite.
We use a linear regulator to avoid the noise problems so often associated with cheap switching regulators. Rated at 200 mA and with a re-settable fuse, the Power Conditioner will keep your WSPRlite happy - and safe too. The DC input is protected against voltage spikes by a special TVS diode and is provided with additional smoothing with a low-esr input capacitor. These features have been added in case you wish to use your WSPRlite in a mobile setting. Unlike simple chargers, we also condition the data lines to avoid unwanted noise affecting your WSPRlite.
The kit is supplied with a PowerPole for the DC input and a standard USB output. It's ideal for running your WSPRlite at home or in the field! The PCB has M3 mounting holes (mounting hardware not supplied with board kit).
The Power Conditioner is available in three forms:
- The PCB kit consists of: 1 x PCB and all board components (no mounting hardware).
- The PCB + enclosure kit adds an ABS box, laser-cut front panel and board mounting hardware.
- Alternatively you can buy the Power Conditioner ready-built and tested.
Does not include mating connectors so don't forget to order a bargain pack of connectors!
NOTE: this unit is not suitable for charging mobile phone or other devices.
Instructions are available HERE!
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Easy 20 minute kit, does exactly what it is supposed to do, remove noise from the 5 volt power to the WSPELITE
Nice build but don't use for another QRP TX because it will run very quickly very hot. To pity I couldn't use it for my Zachtek transmitter running only 300mW
[Admin: the unit is designed to run a WSPRlite and is rated at 200mA maximum (see spec.). The Zachtek transmitter is less efficient than a WSPRlite and draws more than 200mA.]
Haven't built the kit yet but looks good quality and very reasonable priced. Downloadable assembly instructions clear and very detailed
Great device that accepts a variety of voltages. I have been using it for many months without any issues on many different batteries
This was well worth buying, well recommended
Great product and is very easy to build
Easy to build and works as expected. Perfect companion to the WSPRlite beacon.
Easy to build and works well.
This was a good first project after 40 years away from a soldering iron