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    Smps with IR2156

    Hello,

    Does anybody have some info about this controller, it is used by many manufactures in SMPS, Powersoft use them in all Digimod modules.
    It looks very simple..but robust solution.
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    We cannot identify the schematic the diagram is too small

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    I have trouble uploading it from my phone..

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    The IR2156 is a ballast control IC used for switch-mode control of fluorescent lighting tubes. I did some quick googling and it seems that people do use it for simple unregulated half-bridge power supplies. It does have a current sense pin that could probably be used for over-current shutdown, but this IC has no provisions for voltage feedback so it could only be used for unregulated supplies. To me it seems like there are other ICs that could do a better job in a simpler package.

    -Brad

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    Its cheapest solutions for the large scale manufacturers, who don't care about reliability, because they have big names in the market.

    RCF, Powersoft, Digipro, dbTechnologies etc... are following the same path, even there amplifier modules are using the same design. for example the powersoft K-Series amplifiers are copy of the PKN amplifiers, or in reality its the PKN design they bought!

    Hope that helps
    www.diysmps.com & www.Micro-Audio.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikile View Post
    Hello,

    Does anybody have some info about this controller, it is used by many manufactures in SMPS, Powersoft use them in all Digimod modules.
    It looks very simple..but robust solution.
    mikele, could you upload a better quality pic please??...I am having trouble with a PSU and I don't find any reference to this IR2156 in PSU but Ballast use only!

    Thanks
    Opacheco

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