I have used several power sources for my projects over the years. Things like wall warts, USB ports, ATX power supplies, and a laptop power supply plugged into a buck converter. These power sources are functional, but not ideal. This post covers the creation of a better bench power supply using a DPS5005 front end, and a LRS-150-48 power supply back end.
My bench power supply requirements
Here’s a list of things I was looking for in a power supply. I wanted something that was very flexible, so that it could be used for a wide variety of circuits.