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Tektronix PS502
dual tracking power supply
Tektronix PS502

Produced from 1972 to (?)

(All manuals in PDF format unless noted otherwise)
Manuals – Specifications – Links – Pictures

The Tektronix PS502 is a dual tracking power supply plug-in for the TM500 system.

Key Specifications

Output voltage ±10−20 V, floating; 5 V, ground referenced
Current limit 400 mA fixed on variable output; 1 A fixed on +5 V
Ripple and noise <3 mVp-p or <1 mVRMS on variable output; <5 mVp-p or <100 μVRMS on 5 V


Documents Referencing PS502

Document Class Title Authors Year Links
Tekscope 1972 V4 N3 May 1972.pdf Article TM500 series - A New Dimension in Plug-in Instrumentation Bob Ragsdale 1972
070-2088-00.pdf Book TM500 Series Rear Interface Data Book 1975
070-2088-01.pdf Book TM500 Series Rear Interface Data Book 1976
070-2088-04.pdf Book TM500 Series Rear Interface Data Book 1985

Rear interface

  • A24, B24 Reference Common
  • A23 +Sense, B23 –Sense
  • A22 +Output, B22 –Output


The PS502 is built around a Silicon General SG3501 dual tracking regulator in a standard application circuit, using the mainframe transistors as external pass elements.


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Some Parts Used in the PS502

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