Converter Technology: Capacitor Dropper Power Supply Design Guide

July 29, 2016 // By Simon Stringer
In some applications, a low current, low voltage source is required to be generated from the mains supply. The capacitor dropper supply is a potential solution when costs must be kept to an absolute minimum. This document provides a brief overview of the capacitor dropper supply, it discusses component selection, and also highlights potential design pitfalls. An example design is included to detail the design process.