CSI1501 Power Supply Review

Last week I bought a CSI1501 Power Supply from Circuit Specialists. For a cheap bench supply it works quite well.

It’s a 15volt 1amp supply. It hardly takes any space on the bench.

It has a few pros and cons such as a 5volt USB port but you can not adjust the current. For $27.00 you can’t really complain. Also a nice feature is a voltage switch to select between 5 volts and 15 volts. So if you’re using it for low voltage applications you can easily dial in the voltage from 0 to 5 volts. The banana cables that have alligator clips are very cheap and I wouldn’t advise to use them but as I said the supply was $27.00.

In all I would rate this a 7 out of 10 for beginner use but for typical hobbyist I would say a 4 out of 10.

For improvement wise I would like to see the binding posts a little higher and adjustable current. The USB is a nice feature but it really isn’t needed.

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