Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Kit Build

Today was a typical cold January day with temps in the twenty's and it almost turned into a lazy do nothing Sunday until I got motivated and started a new kit build.

The first kit build of 2011 is the Elenco Power Supply kit model XP-720K. This power supply has 3 fully regulated supplies, 1.25V - 15V @ 1A, -1.25 to -15V @ 1A, or 3-30V @ 1A and 5V @ 3A. It also has 6.3VAC @ 1A and 12.6VAC center tapped @ 1A. The kit also includes a sharp looking enclosure that would fit and look nice on my work bench.

This power supply will come in handy for my power requirements. By working at my usual slow pace I soldered on the resistors, diodes, and capacitors. I prefer a slow build, seems like most things are done these days at a super fast pace, so looking to change things up.

This is my first power supply kit I have built since my Heathkit many many years ago in my basement as a kid.


  1. I'd like to build more non-radio kits myself for the shack. Test equipment, power supplies, etc are all necessary but most of the kits available are for the radios themselves rather than the peripherals we all have and need.

    Thanks for the heads-up on this kit.

  2. Hi John, The non-radio type kits are fun to build and there are plenty of different types available. Regards - Jim