DC-DC conversion. Implies conversion of a DC voltage level up or down. DC-DC converter can be isolated or non-isolated. Electronically it can be done by many kinds of circuits, depending upon the application (charge pumps, voltage multipliers, linear voltage regulators, boost/buck switched ...

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Sepic converter [on hold]

We have designed a sepic converter for Vin=20V to 90V for constant Vout=48V .We have designed circuit according to the standard formulas. If we give constant duty cycle to switch ,first output ...
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DC- DC converters

Is it possible to get a DC DC converter which the output voltage varies proportionally to the input voltage? ie 14V in 28V out, 13.4V in 26.8V out. To add some context I wish to charge a 24V battery ...
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Solution for “No drop” LDO

I have a very noisy 5V supply, the noise is in very low FQ around 1kHz. From all the components In my project there is only one I have to provide with 10Hz - 2kHz clean 5V. But because I need 5V ...
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How to drive an IGBT with an optocoupler?

What's the proper schematic for driving the IGBT (IRG4BC20UD) from a microcontroller (MSP430-g2553) pin through the optocoupler (FOD3184)? I am going to design a full bridge inverter to drive 9W CFLs ...
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What can cause the output voltage of a buck converter to drop (apart from high current)?

I am using the LTC3388-1 buck converter to provide a microcontroller with a regulated 1.8V voltage. I use pretty much the reference circuit as seen in the image. When I disconnect the ...
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What does the line “edge resonance between an inductor and a capacitor” exactly mean?

I am working on a project on DC DC converters in which the concept of soft switching i.e, Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) and Zero Current Switching (ZCS) are used. One method to attain this is using an ...
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Pololu step-up converter drops voltage

I have a Pololu 3.3V step-up converter - U1V11F3. I tested it by connecting a regular 1.5V alkaline battery for input and a resistor at output. With no load or small load (10K) it keeps the output ...
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Why does the current rise and fall linearly in a DC-DC converter?

I don't understand why the current in a DC-DC converter rises and falls in a triangular waveform pattern. I think it has something to do with the energy in the magnetic field, but I don't know any ...
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DC/DC overvoltage problem

I am using a 12V to +-5V NMH1205DC converter. When I measure the output voltage without a load, it measures about +-8V. This converter will power a low current circuit that contains several OpAmps. ...
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How is the switch current related to output current in a DC-DC converter?

I have designed and implemented a DC-DC converter with the following specs: Input Voltage: 5V Input Current (max): 3A Output Voltage: 12V Output Current (max): 1A DC-DC Controller: MC34063 Inductor: ...
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Op amp based DC-DC voltage doubler

I have a LM471 op-amp and a single DC 5V source. Is it possible to double the source voltage using this op-amp? Can the op-amp be powered by the very singnal to be ...
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voltage regulator fail

I am using the RT8298 for voltage regulation. The parameters of my system and the schematic are stated below - Vin = 8V-12.6V, Vout = 5V Iout(max) = 5Amps. The ripple current = approx 25% =1.25Amps. ...
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inductor selection for DC DC

I am using a buck conv rt8298. My load is abt 5 amps. Input is 12v and output is 5v. I selected an inductor of 8.2uH. The formula tells abt 3.4uH. And sometimes it does not work. Just becos I choose a ...
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RT8298 oscillations in output

I am using the RT8298 dc dc from Richtek. I find an anomaly in the behavior of the chip. When the input is a max of 11V the o/p is smooth dc level of 5V. When it is greater than 11V there are severe ...
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What is a DC DC controller?

I have heard about DC DC converters and I understand what they are but what is a DC DC controller? What is the difference between the two? Like this LM5085, I cannot understand the major difference ...
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How to connect 2 3v3 lines in parallel from different dc/dc converters?

Is there any way, to connect 2 different (but same output voltage) dc/dc converters? One of them works on 5 to 40 Volts, and one on 3 to 5.
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Taking a 3V solar panel to charge a 3.8V LiPo Battery using step up converter

I am trying to make a self sustaining system that uses a solar panel and LiPo battery. The LiPo battery is a standard 3.8V battery with recommended charging at 4.2V. I have a solar panel that has ...
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How can I make any basic boost converter that actually works?

I have spent probably around 8 hours working on this today, and I cannot make any progress. I'm trying to use the TI MC33063A in a boost converter circuit, just to make a proof of concept. Right now ...
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How does this DC/DC converter work

I've got my hands on a bunch of old garden lights with solar panels, and of course I disassembled them and found that they use just one 1.5V accumulator cell to light up the LED. Just for ...
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Why is my DCDC getting fried when driving a stepper motor

I'm trying to get a stepper motor running using an L6470 stepper driver. L6470 is connected according to the recommended design. The motor is a NEMA23, rated 2A, inductance of 5.2mH and resistance of ...
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design of boost converter 25-250V (CCM)

I am working on design of a boost converter. After doing some research, I found following values: D=90% L=0.00075 H C=0.0000072 F R= 250 Ohm fs= 10 kHz But my output voltage has a peak value of 50000 ...
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How to reduce 5 volts to 4 volts 1.5Amp with minimum components used?

I am trying to reduce 5 volts high current source to 4 volts with at least 1.5 amperes. I searched the internet, but I could not find 3 pin voltage regulator, 5V(in) 4V(out)voltage regulator. I think ...
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Stacking DC-DC converters

I'm currently building a high-power LED driver to be powered from a 2.7V supercapacitor. To this end, I'm seeking a solution with high current rating (up to 3A, so ideally a controller IC rather than ...
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Maximum current draw from a step-up regulated output

I have a LiPo battery pack with 5V, 2.1A output. Now, let's say I boosted that with a step-up regulator like this Pololu module. At 12V output from the regulator, what is the maximum current I can ...
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Spread spectrum 400 KHz

I got a 6-phase DC-DC converter. Fsw=400 kHz, synchronization by external clock(CPLD). I need a spread spectrum 400 kHz. What's the best way? All chips what I've seen before worked on MHz and above. ...
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help in boost converter

I am trying to work on boost converter and my object is to get an output of 6ooV. The maximum output voltage I am getting is 400V. I have attached my design. Can anyone help me in this please?
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Voltage regulator lm78xx for 220v?

I can see that the input voltage of the lm78xx series is 30-40v dc . We are looking for a voltage regulators system , that will get the 220v ac , and turn it into a : 3.3v, 12v, 24v, dc . I was ...
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Inverting buck-boost vs. positive buck-boost

Should I use an inverting buck-boost or a positive buck-boost topology? Input voltage range = 19-22VDC, Output voltage range = 10-56VDC, Application = LED driver The app not I have says the ...
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Can 2 boost converters outputs be put in parallel at the same voltage?

I have a slight doubt here. Can the outputs of 2 boost converters set to output the "same" voltage (isolated, they would never be exactly the same obviously) be safely tied together, as long as there ...
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push pull drain severe ringing

Background: I am trying to make a push pull dc-dc converter from 12vdc to 400vdc for an inverter with a center tapped transformer connected to battery of 12vdc. The MOSFET circuit is as follows As ...
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Sanity check: Input and output filter for a stacked pair of DC/DC converters

In my current project, I need voltages of +/- 30V and +/- 15V for analog control purposes. The current on the 30V rails is fairly limited, ca. 70mA max on one rail and <10mA on the other. The 15V ...
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Is this the proper way to fuse a DC/DC Converter?

I am designing a solar power system for camping. I'll use a couple different DC/DC converters to provide DC voltages for the specific items I want to power. I want to properly fuse the various ...
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What LED driver IC options do I have to build a two-cell driver for a 3 W LED?

I need a very small and light 3 W flashlight/headlamp for a kind of specific purpose. I want to use two AAA Eneloop cells. In the datasheet there is discharge curve at 1.6 A, so I guess I ...
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Need to isolate panel meters from each other?

I have a computer power supply I am planning to use for electronics work. I was planning to make a box with voltmeter/ammeter panel meters on each output voltage (3.3V, 5V, 12V, -12V). I have read ...
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DC/DC converter 12V > 5V providing 400 Watts? [closed]

I'm not acquainted with electronics, so please be patient with me ... I want to drive a large LED strip from a car battery. Unfortunately, the LED strip requires a maximum of 400 Watts @ 5V. Now I ...
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Convert a device that is powered by a 12V 2 amp ac-to-dc SMPS to a battery powered device

I have looked up my requirements in all possible sources (Google, StackExchange, DiY boards, etc.) but I have not been able to find a clear answer to my problem. What I have is a device that needs ...
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Choosing a high-power LED Driver IC [closed]

I need an LED driver to power one (or more) high-power LED(s) for a torch. Design requirements: Efficiency is paramount, since the power source is either a battery or a supercapacitor. Must be able ...
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SMPS: What is current mode instability (aka “sub-harmonic oscillation”)?

In peak current controlled switching power supplies, there is a phenomenon called “current mode instability” aka “sub-harmonic oscillation”. What is that? Can't seem to get a good explanation of ...
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Microcontroller self-shutdown with MAX682

I have read How to implement a soft power switch controllable by microcontroller? and am wondering if something similar would be possible with a MAX682. What I want, is a device that is turned on by ...
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Component selections for the ETA3406 DC/DC converter

I was browsing Seeed Studio's Open Parts Library and found the ETA3406, which is a 1.5 MHz 1.2 A Step-Down Converter. It's pretty cheap, and looks very useful for something I want to build, but the ...
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Can I use a 12V 70A source to convert/boost to 24V 5A supply?

I have a self built custom made computer that is using a Ultra X3 1000 watt power supply. Over the years I have been reducing the power needs by adopting more energy efficient hardware. My computer is ...
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Inductor calculation for DC to DC converter

How can I calculate the value and characteristics of inductor in a DC to DC converter?
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SC circuit equivalent

Can someone help me find the equivalent SC circuit for figure 3? Just like in figure 2 with its equivalent circuit in figure 1. I'm just confused with the drain of M6 connected to gate of M2 at node ...
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Convert 12VDC to 15VDC?

I have a 12V DC power supply and have a digital guitar pedal that needs 15V DC. There are a few other 9V/5V power circuits that I created using voltage regulators and a couple of capacitors, but I'm ...
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Selecting diodes for HV full bridge rectifier

I'm using a current-fed Royer self resonant circuit to generate 1kV DC output voltage. The transformer is producing a sine wave of 100kHz/2kVpp (Cap-Royer = 100nF). At the output of the transformer I ...
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Best Topology For High Voltage Isolated DC-DC converter (12V to 240v , ~0.2A)

I have been searching for a design that can serve as a basis for a supply as above, with the following design requirements. It seems most designs I can find are for low power (<10W) Flyback ...
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DC boost converter and Ohm's Law

A circuit has a resistance of 1 Ohm, a DC power supply rated at 9W is delivering power to the circuit. Using a DC boost-converter that takes in an input of 9W can it output different voltages? Even if ...
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Optimal Capacitor Placement on DC/DC Convertor

I'm trying to decide on the best layout for caps on a DC/DC converter. Which of the following options (or another, unlisted option) is the best choice? GND Out plane with 5V Out going the opposite ...
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Cheap, easy, safe source of 100V DC at 10mA

I'm looking for a DC source to drive some little neon lamps (probably no more than 10-15 at a time). Their breakdown voltage is around 90V DC, and I would very much prefer to not mess around with line ...
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Inverting (Buck-boost) converter polarity problem

I have trouble understanding something in the circuit below. It is inverting converter, seems quite easy, but the part I don't get is when the switch is OFF we have forward-biased diode, i.e. plus on ...