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A project log for Universal Power Supply

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oneohmoneohm 10/04/2016 at 23:340 Comments

To monitor the current I modified the boards to accept some Allegro high current sensor ICs.

The board has a hefty jumper connection (JM1) to monitor current to ground, but I also wanted to to measure output current (for some experiments these will not be the same).

This turned out to be more difficult that just cutting a trace as power was also being routed on some of the internal layers. Two carefully drilled holes and a slot cut through the board. These were later insulated with some clear acrylic sealant (nail polish).

Another angle:

I carefully removed the solder mask to create a footprint for the second current sensor:

Here you can see them mounted to the module on the right: