My friends and I have decided to build and test a computer power supply
Here is the question.
What component in the power supply affect the wattage rating? (ie. the max current) and how do u make it give more watts?
what component affect the ripple and to make less ripple?
what component affect the tolerance level, say make +12 v give within 5-10% of 12v and how to make it less than 3%
what component affect the stability and life of the power supply?
how do we calculate the maximum power (wattage or even current) a power supply can deliver?
and maybe info on how to pick between components such as op amps and what to look for