What I am trying to make is a voltage regulated constant current source.
So yes please clue us in on what this power supply will be powering.
A SLA battery charger. See his other thread.
Ok so hear me out now. I do believe it is possible to create a constant voltage constant current source. The first LM317 limits volts to 14.1v and the second one limits current to let's say 100mA. When the "device" requires 50v to draw 100mA then the constant voltage will only allow it to draw as much current as 14.1v would allow according to ohms law. So as the "device" changes it's properties like resistance, the 2 LM317's will NEVER allow it to draw more than 100mA or be subjected to more than 14.1v. And I do believe a lead acid battery could be charged this way. It might take long but will still work. Does that not make sense?
I am perfectly willing to be convinced.
I have set up a LM317 to output 13.7v. From the output to adjust I have used a 5ohm resistor and then my R2 which is from the R1 to ground I have used a 50ohm resistor. When I put a 16v power supply on the 50ohm resistor gets smoking hot!!! Like I can even smell it! Why is this?
Does that not make sense?
Can I ask that someone answers the questions I am about to ask in a yes no fashion.