Friday, September 28, 2012

Failure is the pillar of success

Some of the unsuccessful circuits in the early stage of SMPS learning

During the last five years of my venture in SMPS circuits, I had failed many hundred times trying to design successful SMPS circuits. Since I am not institutionally trained, most of my circuits were based on test and trial, taking help from books, internet, forums, application notes, datasheets, etc. Hundreds of hours of failure could not deter me from relentless pursuit to learn - rather, taking lessons from these failures, I moved forward. Now, I am somewhat confident that I learnt a little bit of SMPS and can venture in SMPS circuits confidently.

7 comments:

  1. great man you inspire me a lot once i finish reading all your post i will call you. i came to know about your blog few days ago from friend of mine. you have done a great job by the way am vikram from India i do work in power electronics and i own a company here. nice work keep it up

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    1. I'm glad you are inspired. Feel free to contact me when you're done going through all the material.

      Thanks for the compliments. I hope to add more to the blog and make it even better. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

      Regards,
      Tahmid.

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  2. The institutional training is overated no good for nothing very booring vaste of time and money. My lab looks just the same only with much bigger pile of ruined boards and transformers. That's the only way to do it. Nice work. Regards from BiH.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment.

      I don't agree with the institutional training part bit. While I believe that the greatest teachings/learnings/lessons come from self endeavor, I do believe that institutional training is a necessity.

      Regards,
      Tahmid.

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  3. I am glad to see the way u r sharing ur knowledge with people. Here is one suggestion for fresh learners. Use dimmer( transformer) for power supply and one ammeter in series to the dimmer. While trying any new circuit gradually increase the voltage from dimmer. If unusual current is drawn with very low input voltage, immediately stop the supply and look for the fault in the circuit. This way u will not damage the components unnecessarily and interest also in electronics. Thanks. Shyam.

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