DIY: Make your own +15V DC power supply (for ES9038Q2M or other) (the cheap way)

okay, 😉
thought about the power supply (+15V or +/- 15V) for the ES9038Q2M (or the other Chinese-Boards, its basically the same); my bought,“normal“ 220V adjustable power supply has only 12V DC max and so i thought about another way; had a month ago a power supply for a Thinkpad T43, 19V i think, was sold and got today a HP power supply (for some printer)->32V..


2 (4) possibilities: either u buy directly a power supply from amazon/ebay/aliexpress->3$ and up
https://de.aliexpress.com/item/1Pcs-DC-15V-1A-1000mA-AC-100-240V-Converter-Adapter-Power-Supply-EU-Plug-Free-shipping/32311869443.html

or use an old, unneeded one, like this HP one for printer for example, or laptop or something and buy a cheap „Step Down Power Regulator/Module“ from Aliexpress (of about 1,50$ and up)-> https://de.aliexpress.com/item/1pcs-5A-High-power-75W-DC-DC-adjustable-step-down-module-LED-Voltmeter-Power-supply-module/32688669737.html

Input Voltage (this modul) 4-38V DC
Output Voltage 1,25-36V DC
Ampere max. 4A..
i read elsewhere that the ES9038Q2M only needs about ca. 500mA..so normal laptop or printer power supplies should be enough (this HP power supply has 625mA)
cut off the plug, and so u have your 2 wires to connect to your power step down module (or directly), adjust the right output voltage and wire it with 2 lines/cable up to the ES9038Q2M; easy as this 😉
(BUT, soundwise its really,really better to use a toroidal dual 15V transformer like this (25$)-> https://de.aliexpress.com/item/115-V-230-V-30-Watt-R-typ-transformatoren-Dual-15-V-Dual-6-V-ausgang/32833217523.html)
(or the ultimate HiFi-High End choice would be a „battery-pack“; for example a bike-battery 😉 😉 (12$+charger)

but for the „cheap“-beginning the above choice should be enough.. 😉

New feature: ES-Sabre Forum (absolutely BETA !!)

hi there, 😉
came by chance about this „Forum-Idea“; its absolutely Beta and looks horrible (just a test if it will be accepted)..
One advantage is that u dont have to be registered; but you can also post/open a thread..
lets see if it will work out..

(Categories are (for now): ES9038Q2M, ES9028Q2M, ES9018K2M, Hifi-Dacs, STM32F103C8T6, RPI 3B, Drivers, etc..)(more maybe to come))

(http://essabre-90xx-rpi.sfb2.com/forum/) (theres also a link in the header)

New Pics III.: ES9038Q2M

many thx to „Janos_904“ over at the Diyaudio.com-forum->http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital-line-level/314935-es9038q2m-board-3.html?s=b2de8136b3f09c3da9f11088b3614efb
there is a new pic + description:

->“My board have just arrived ! I was surprised, because of the fast shipment and the very good quality. It is so much better than the cheapo ES9018K2M board. There are good quality smd components, and the module comes with Nichicon FW (yellow/black) and Elna RW3 (brown) capacitors. The consumers of the DAC chip are isolated well (see red circles). There are plenty of upgrades available for DIY-ers! I installed a Superreg instead of the KA7808 reg, and +/- 15 V superregs for the opa. The sound with 3 superregs using coax is good, full with live, and detailed even with the stock JRC5532DD.“

Programming-Subkurs I: IR-Receiver -> Raspberry Pi / + „Project 1“: Cambridge Audio Azur 540A Remote

so,
because this site is all about „Building your own DIY-DAC“ 😉 (and audio in general) i just new invented a new category: Programming (Rpi+STM32) + „Projects“-> in this case „Project 1 – building your own Cambridge Audio Azur 540A Remote“ 😉
okay, got a wonderful IR-Receiver+Remote-Set (HX1838) from Aliexpress today->0,78€ !! (inkl.shipping)->Link

and have here at home an „Cambridge Audio Azur 540A“ – Amplifier..



(really good sound (more maybe later), got almost everyday better 😉 )
but with a really horrible, horrible IR-Remote->i have to point to from 1cm away 😉 ), so i thought i build an own ir-modul (receiver and transmitter) with this DIY-things and a STM32F103C8T6 „Bluepill“..
long story short: tried to setup LIRC on a RPI according to this TUT->https://tutorials-raspberrypi.de/raspberry-pi-ir-remote-control/
bu there was no output in the console..googled a lot and the solution is->“LIRC not working on Raspbian Stretch Raspberry Pi“->
„## 0.9.4 disruptive update
The configuration is so much changed that updating from 0.9.0 requires
manual intervention. This could be done using the update scripts or as
a completely manual process. Many users will always need some manual steps“
from here->https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=192891
another thing is, its not a .sh file (as wrongly described) , but a python one, so->“sudo python3 lirc-old2new„..
(now it works..)
(more to come..)

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