Pevono PS305 Review, Teardown, and Bench Test

The Pevono PS305 review unit that I was shipped proves to be a well-built and affordable DC bench power supply. From its aluminum construction to its display accuracy, the Pevono PS305 is a great bargain lab power supply! In this video, we’ll teardown the Pevono PS305 power supply and see how it’s constructed as well as bench test it against is published specifications.

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Pevono PS305 DC power supply is it
worth it

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let’s find out greetings programs Atari
here you there and this is a Pavano PS

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305 DC bench power supply now the folks
over Pavano they asked me would I be

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willing to do a review of their product
so they sent me one of these is a

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demonstration unit that they sent me so
you know so far out of the box it looks

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pretty decent a pretty decent build
quality it’s got these nice 7-segment

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display on the front and of course
they’re either LED lit so it’s got a

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nice look to it got your your voltage
and current adjustment to your course

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and it looks fine on this side and then
we’ve got your positive negative and a

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chassis crowd so let’s take her apart
and then let’s do it as a bench test and

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let’s see what we get so first things
first you have our ceremonial unboxing

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here the first thing we see is a pair of
leads here the banana clips and

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alligator clips we’ve got our our core
instruction manual but who’s really

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gonna read that and then of course the
main event here is my main unit packed

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very nicely and some styrene

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it’s best ik

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right there okay so we have our unit
here we have they’re nice and sturdy

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aluminum construction just go ahead and

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so start here back we’ve got our power
supply input and it is fused there is a

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fuse inside there a nice little switch
between 110 220 uses this

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internationally big beefy fan here on
the back our heatsink you know come in

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from the power supply back here now the
first thing I notice is that these these

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terminals are not insulated that to me
poses a problem just a safety issue I

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mean they’re in there nicely but just
don’t like seeing one insulated

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terminals on AC input got that and then
there is our chassis ground lead this is

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a hard switch directly over here to the
toggle switch on the front again not not

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insulated you can see how closely
together those those two toggles comes

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just any little bit of horse on there
that later on there and those two are

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going to bridge and we’re gonna have
four well I think what I’m going to do

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is put a little heat shrink on there and
just insulate these a little bit better

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and maybe I’ll do that in a future video
anyway so we’re coming back here here is

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the AC side verbal rectified beeping
capacitors up here too

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I’m all set transistors trigger on these
nice big heat sinks here so good

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looks like we have good heat dissipation
we got it’s actually a very clean board

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very nice it doesn’t look like it’s just
slapped – put together here we have the

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flat board you can see there we’ve got
our the driver for our LED displays a

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couple of pop trimmers for the accuracy
there on the display let’s see there’s

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our terminals there some good that
everything looks pretty good there it

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looks like this is some sort of noise
reduction got a couple of noise

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filtering capacitors here looks like
there’s actually a couple of spots for a

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couple more passengers but we’ll see
we’ll see what the noise is on these and

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maybe we’ll maybe we’ll play with that
another day having a look at the back of

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the board here and you can see where
this is the AC section and of course the

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rest of the DC section personally I
would like to see a little better

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separation here that’s I mean there’s a
good bit of you know there’s a good you

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know almost a fingers worth of
separation between the AC and DC sides

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but me just being the perfectionist I am
I would rather see some physical

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separation maybe a cut out just just to
give you a nice air gap little bit more

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safety over there separation there but
but this is not bad this is actually

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rather rather good build quality I’m
highly impressed with the quality of

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this build and so so far so good
looks like we’re gonna have a pretty

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decent little product here now she looks
pretty good on the inside

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couple of little things here and there
not anything that’s a deal-breaker and

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nothing I can’t fix myself which I’ll
probably do another video so go ahead

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and hit the subscribe button so you’ll
be notified when that comes out so now I

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guess what we really need to do is test
her

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against the specifications but I don’t
really have a proper bench testing setup

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right here but I do know a guy so we’re
gonna pack this stuff up we’re gonna run

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down the street and we’re gonna give her
a proper rundown

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okay so I’m here with our clients 23b
hackerspace here in Fullerton California

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I asked him if I could use the the
workbench here to to do a little more

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accurate measurements of this thing
little literal bench test if you will so

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Arclight show me what you got here yeah
so this is our double Yi electronics

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bench here we have a bench top DMM here
that goes to four digits it’s called the

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math tech 80 40 we have a rival ds-11 Oh
200 megahertz scope will give you sample

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should be pretty adequate for testing
you know power supplies things like that

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and of course we have absolutely an we
have already standard tests so we’re

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gonna measure some current we want to
see what kind of rip will get me any of

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that stuff voltage accuracy no problem
fantastic all right let’s get down to

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business
let’s do it the frequency to which you

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are to the present time is the one on
which you will normally receive civil

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defense information in the event of an
actual emergency okay so our Clyde has

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very graciously allowed me to use the
electronic shop here at 23 beta to check

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this thing out on the oscilloscope so
let’s hook it up and then and find out

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what’s going on here we’re going to look
up our leads here course light black and

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red

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okay we got our scope all set up and
we’ve got the power supply here it’s

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it’s pretty sad already to do 12 volts
so let’s see what it’s got see here a

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bit of a ripple going on with the
switching power supply a little bit of

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noise on the line there okay so now
let’s try this under load I’ve got it

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hooked up with a 10 watt 10 watt
resistor here 24 ohm let’s see see what

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we do with the 12 volts here we’re
running about 12 volts a half an amp

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here and it’s still got quite a bit of
noise in there even under load one other

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thing we really need to look at is the
voltage spike when it comes on it seems

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to be kind of seems to be a bit of a
spike when you turn it first on and that

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can be a problem with sensitive
electronics things like that so let’s

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take a look here and and see if there’s
any bad spike when it happens okay there

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we’ve got a nice little spike 20 volt
spike right there or it love this back

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off so this could be a problem if you
have sensitive electronics or anything

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like that so just something to be wary
of so don’t have your load connected

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before you turn it on turn it on and
then connect your load well here at the

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shop I might as well check the accuracy
with a much more accurate multimeter

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than what I’ve got at home this is a
mass Tek ms 84 T true RMS multimeter

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so it’s accurate to like 4 decimal
places something like that so we’re

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gonna check it out with this and so
let’s just go ahead and turn her on back

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down to stick it down to start it out
about 12 volts okay so we got 12 volts

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there and we’ll just check
voltage here still quite 0 and 0.0 0.0 4

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9 so fairly accurate – terribly bad ok
let’s take her up to the top end here

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toast about 24 volts that’s fairly
common 24 volts a 4.04 volts excellent

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so still fairly accurate here take her
all the way up to the top to the tippy

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tippy top fans kicking in a little bit
31.9 volts on the screen there 3196 so

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even still accurate up at the top
extreme now let’s take her down to the

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you’re gonna have the low end
let’s do about 3.3 volts actually let’s

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get 5 volts and make sure our five bolts
good working on electronics I’m usually

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working with 5 and 3.3 volt
you know logic and so forth so five zero

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two nine five zero three right there on
a 5.0 display let’s take it down to

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three point three three point three

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one three one seven on the RMS and then
she’s taking it all the way down to zero

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because the cool thing about this is
that actually does it will read zero or

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three and rolling down yeah it’s it’s
right at you know right around zero so a

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little linear is this there we go yeah
so we’re right down at zero now so

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fairly accurate across the entire
spectrum which is something you

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generally don’t see out of these cheapo
Chinese power supplies now I got my ten

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watt resistor here let’s let’s put her
under load and let’s see how accurate we

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are when we’re under load okay so now
we’re set up so that we can check the

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amperage accuracy so I got the whole
thing we got it running out of red and

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into a 10 watt resistor over here into
the multimeter and then back out and

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back into a negative side so that’s
let’s just take a look here we’ll start

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running it up over voltage a little bit
okay so let’s go to 3.3 volts 3.3 volts

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and showing one point four amps right
here and one point three point one three

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nine there okay I’ll take it up to five

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point two 1.20 eighths is still really
super close

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fans kicking in take it up to 12 volts
12 volts showing point five one here

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0.49 seven here we’ll check the accuracy
which I can make sure that’s within spec

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I want to do the math in my head and
let’s just take her right on up

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24 volts 1 amp 0.99 for amps so all in
all through the whole range it looks

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fairly accurate look pretty darn
accurate here so I’m gonna say that’s

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the wind there so all in all not a bad
little product especially for the price

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point I’ll stick a link down and
doobly-doo so you can check it out on

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Amazon yourself but I definitely would
recommend this for like hobbyist or

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guys like me just home gamers just you
know playing around with some

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electronics if you need just a good
decent DC power supply bench power

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supply just to mess around with you
don’t need anything with too terribly

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much precision this is definitely this
is definitely made for for people like

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me so if this review helps you out give
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subscribe button more stuff like this
coming definitely gonna play around on

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the interior we’re gonna work with this
thing a little bit and and we might

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actually have a we might actually have a
new series coming up with with arc

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lighting the guys over at 23 B so stay
tuned for that if you enjoy hacking and

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and mess around and play around in the
workshop we’re gonna be we’re gonna be

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having a good time so don’t forget to
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