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NIM Bin Power Supply's

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:25 am
by Lawson Boucher
Does anyone know if you can mix and match NIM Bin Power Supplies? Like using a TENNELEC Power Supply on a Canberra NIM Bin?

Re: NIM Bin Power Supply's

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:40 am
by John Futter
Yes
There are about four bin makers still in existance.
NIM is a standard
only caveat is that some bins do not have the +- 6 volt rails

Re: NIM Bin Power Supply's

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:15 pm
by Lawson Boucher
only caveat is that some bins do not have the +- 6 volt rails
Ok thank you! And yeah on some bins ive been seeing 6 Volts not supported

Re: NIM Bin Power Supply's

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:41 pm
by Richard Hull
In general, the 6V was for early germanium xistors and early RTL, DTL and TTL logic. Modern bins rarely even support the +/-6v buss! If the buss is there, the +/-6 volts almost never is! why?The buss is most often powered by post-purchase, plug-in, +/-6 volt accessory supplies. These supplies usually are powered by the 120 volt AC buss and can supply 3 amps or more on the buss.
In today's world, there is just no need for +/-6v unless you unwisely purchase an older bin module that demands it.

Modern 5 volt digital circuitry in any modern module is either handled by a linear three lead 5V regulator on the 12 v buss or a small 5 volt, 90% efficient switcher on board working off the 12 or 24 volt buss.

Richard Hull