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  1. You said it is rated at only 24W. Why are you overloading it with 10 times too much load?
  2. The cheap Chinese solar garden light has a dim light for only a couple of hours following a sunny day. It lasts only a couple of months before its LED, solar panel and battery rust away. No light following a cloudy day. The cheap solar panel actually gets sunburned. Use the pcb circuit from a solar garden light and amplify its output with a transistor to drive a bright high current LED. Use a larger high current high quality solar panel and battery. Properly seal everything to prevent rust.
  3. Solderless breadboards cause many problems reported on all the electronic forums. The many tangled wires and rows of contacts have capacitance between them that cause many electronic circuits not to work properly. The contacts are frequently intermittent. I made thousands of prototype circuits soldered on stripboard where the strips of copper were cut to length with a drillbit plus a few jumper wires form half a pcb and the components form the other half. Every circuit worked perfectly and many looked good enough to be sold as the finished product.
  4. To use your transformer then many resistor values will need to be re-calculated and changed. The 16.6VAC will have a peak voltage of only 23.5V. The improved circuit is designed to use a 28VAC/4.3A or 30VAC/4A transformer. If you re-design the circuit then with your transformer its maximum regulated output will be about 16.5VDC at about 1.5A.
  5. I talked in ordinary electronics terms. Since you do not understand electronics then I cannot explain it better. Why do you need a radio transmitter that might cause illegal interference with radio stations and important communications?
  6. Look at the schematic above on October 30, 2016 where it shows the RV3 trimpot that sets the current limit calibration accurately.
  7. Here in Canada (and in the USA) FM radio station frequencies are at odd frequencies like 99.9MHz, 100.1MHz, 100.3MHz so 100.0MHz is not used. Even frequencies like 100.0MHz, 100.2MHz and 100.4MHz might be used in Europe. If you use a quartz crystal oscillator and a harmonic of it at 100.0MHz then the accuracy depends on the spec's for the crystal.
  8. It is inefficient to boost the voltage too high then drop it down. Why does the amplifier need a supply of 140V to produce only 100V? Won't the extra 40V cause lots of power waste as heat?
  9. February 23 above on this page has the latest schematic of the revised 3A lab power supply.
  10. I do not know which circuit the ebay pcb uses, maybe it is wrong. The original circuit and the ones modified on this website use a 0.47 ohm current sensing resistor R7. Then when the current setting pot is turned to maximum the current is limited to about 3.0A. The Chinese modification for the Banggood kit might do it differently.
  11. I buy electronic parts from Digikey and Newark because they have offices and warehouses in my country and they stock everything. What can't you find?
  12. If you find any obsolete components that still work then kiss them goodbye and bury them. Then use modern components instead.
  13. Hi Army Vet. Did you build the original circuit or the modified circuit? Which power transformer and opamps did you use? The dim power LED indicates that the transformer voltage is too low maybe because it is overloaded with something shorted or because the rectifier diodes are connected wrong. Maybe the main filter capacitor is connected backwards? When the current regulator light is turned on what is the load, the voltage setting and current setting? When the output voltage is 1V what is the load, the voltage setting and current setting?
  14. An audio amplifier with a supply voltage as high as 200V will produce about 500W into an 8 ohm speaker and produce almost 12A peak, not a few milli-amps. Oh, is your amplifier going to use an old output transformer that has not been used for 50 years? Then its output power might be 1.8W into 8 ohms.
  15. It sounds awful like a squeaker, not like a speaker because the speaker is too small and it is not mounted in an enclosure. The LM386 amplifier produces only 0.11W (almost nothing) into 8 ohms when its supply is only 5V.