Questions tagged [converter]

A circuit that converts a signal from one form to another. Analog to digital, Digital to analog, Voltage to current, Current to voltage etc. The key to understanding is the transformational properties of the circuit as opposed to just amplification or buffering.

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Bypassing 110v power-supply on LED light-strip?

I am wanting to use 2 16.4ft rolls of multicolor LED strips in my enclosed trailer for lighting. They come with 110v power supply that plugs into another coverter that the LED lights plug into. Is ...
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LC ringing on synchronous buck converter

I am working on a board that uses LTC3891 as a buck converter to step down 24V to 12V. There is quite a significant oscillation at the switching node, upstream to the inductor which I am curious about....
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Frequency of AC for electronic devices

I was wondering why using different AC frequency makes some devises not working. I found that I do not need to adjust frequency for using electric heat or electromagnetic wave such as ・rice cooker ・...
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Buck converter MOSFET getting hot

I am building a solar charge controller. I have based the design on pwm5 by Julian illet (circuit diagram attached). I am trying to convert this PWM charge controller in to a mppt one. The buck ...
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Converting 4 4 3 -2 Weighted Code to BCD using Decoder

I've been trying to solve a question - Design a 4 4 3 -2 to BCD converter using decoder. My attempt at the question was to make the truth table for the 443-2 code and then write the binary ...
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What is needed to convert 2 DisplayPort lanes into 4?

Essentially, I'm trying to connect a source with only two HBR2 lanes to a device that requires four HBR1 lanes. Theoretically, the bandwidth is there. But what kind of an IC would I need to accomplish ...
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4-Channel Level Converter outputs voltage when it shouldn't?

I am converting 5V to 3.3V (for a rudimentary Raspberry Pi project). The level converter scenario below behaves as I would expect: Because HV1 is connected to 5V, the voltmeter connected to LV1 and ...
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How can an inductor/coil turn a bjt on and off?

I've seen a boost converter circuit on YouTube, and the guy uses a second coil, wound on top of the first coil, and in the same direction, it is connected to the base of a BJT. The BJT acts as a ...
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Way to power a monitor that requires 12 V 2.5 amps with a PC USB port [closed]

I am looking to see if there is a way to power a monitor like this: (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07774L6TT/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza) over one (or two) of the PC's USB ports, so theoretically it ...
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Isolated DC/DC converter application circuit / usage

I'm trying to find a basic application circuit schematic for an isolated DC/DC converter – this one specifically: DCWN03E-12 – but I'm having no luck so far. The thing that led me to this particular ...
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HDMI to CSI Converter for raspberry pi [closed]

I am creating a HDMI to CSI converter, but i dont know if the wiring is correct and if i need to add any passive component. can you guys help me out? EasyEDA Project
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Calculating the peak current of my boost converter

I am stuck while calculating the peak current in the boost converter through the inductor. Can you please check if I am right? Ipeak=(Max Voltage/ R2) = 18/1000=0.018. So, my peak current through ...
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Creating a custom playback device

First of all, let me apologize if this isn't the correct place to ask this. This is the one of the best places for my question that I've seen so far. I've been designing a box for on my desk that ...
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How to find the peak current and Vswce of this IC - NCV3063 [duplicate]

I need to design a boost converter using this IC. From (7.5V to 16.5V) to 23V. Load current max is 255mA. I am having some difficulty in understanding some of the design calculation. How will I ...
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Working of boost converter [duplicate]

Can someone explain me the working of this boost converter and the function of individual components. Please. I am unable to understand. Why are the transistors connected to the MOSFET. What purpose ...
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Input current for boost converter

I am using this IC in boost converter configuration : boost converter It steps up the voltage from 16.5V to 23V. It drives a load current of 270mA. I need to calculate the input current of the ...
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Digital to Analog (DAC) design with MOS transistors

I am looking for a DAC design wıth NMOS and PMOS transistors as a part of a project, most of the DAC circuits that I found were builted with R-2R or with capacitors. But I need a design with MOS ...
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DIY rotary inverter technical and economical feasibility

I’m setting up a solar panel system (200W) that’s used to charge batteries that will power small appliances in a converted van. Solid state inverters are expensive and difficult to fix and it seems ...
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How to design a slope compensation circuit for a boost converter having different output levels at different input ranges?

I am working on a non-isolated boost converter, has 30khz switching frequency and uc3842b is used to implement peak current mode control. Three phase ac after rectification is applied as an input to ...
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Parallel LED not achieving expected current from 18650 battery pack and Boost converter

This is kinda a follow up to a previous question I asked here: Parallel 18650 battery pack voltage not stepping-up with Boost converter. Why? I have now added the correct boost converter to my 20 LED ...
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Maximum current input of an LM2596 step down converter

I begin in electronic, so sorry if my question is bad. Can a LM2596 step-down converter accept 12V 8A as input ? I can read everywhere that the maximum output current is 2A or 3A but nothing about ...
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Converting 220v 50Hz to 110v 60Hz

I have a situation which I'm not sure how to handle. I've purchased an appliance from US. This appliance is powered by electric motor (175W) and then I realized I cannot use simple step-down converter ...
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How to send a digital signal when analog sensor (QRE1113) reaches a threshold value without resorting to wasting analog input pin?

I'm building a miniature pinball machine and I am attempting to use an infrared reflector sensor (QRE1113) to detect when the ball rolls over it (I got the original idea from Ben Heck's videos). In ...
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Multiple boost converter voltage pulled down

I need to make a simulation of multiple boost converter design for different load ratios. I have designed 2 boost converter both of them have same duty cycle and same L and C values. Voltage input is ...
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Need some help designing a mains frequency converter (220v/50hz input, 220v/60hz output) for <$200USD

My main limitations here are with the amount of power needed, and of course the price. What I'm trying to do is to run a clothing dryer from the USA in another country, without burning out the drum ...
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Need to boost 20vdc to 84vdc 90 watts . Is this a taller feat then a 60v boost circuit? going from usbc breakout board fairchild chipset

I've already made one that goes 60volt, but now have a device that needs 84 volts to the input of a BMS (battery management circuit). 90 watts -- OEM charger is 1.45 amps @84 volts. https://www....
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How calculate the transfert function of boost converter with input capacitor?

the Boost converter figure is like this
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Designing voltage to current converter 4-20 mA [closed]

I'm currently designing (or at least trying to) a RTD amplifier with ICL and current outputs. What I've got so far is a working RTD and ICL schemes, but I still struggle to design a proper converter....
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Boost Capacitor of Step-down converter

I'm working on the LT8607 Step-down converter to convert from 12V to 5V/500mA output. The circuit schematic is as below. What is the purpose of using the BST capacitor as shown in the schematic.
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Buck converter input current

How to calculate the input current consumption of the buck converter. It's seem that the output current only depends on the output voltage, duty cycles, input voltage, and coil inductance. Does the ...
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Buck, Boost..etc Is there always an IC for that?

First of all I am still in school so perhaps I have not been exposed to material that may answer this question for me. I have recently become interested in power electronics. I have purchased a book ...
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Modifying a buck converter for lower current rating

I have been learning about buck converters and I think I understand the principle of their design. However, I am unsure of how a current rating would be calculated for a particular design. The ...
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Need electrical schematic of this component

For my graduation project I need this converter but I would like to have the electrical schematic. This is the link to the store where I bought the part. That's all I know. I have looked up the chip ...
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Powering 9216 leds @5V, @24V with converters

I am struggling with a power supply question. I would like to power up and control 9216 LEDs -- strips of 144 LEDs/meter (WWA SK6812 - just like the RGB kind). These are powered at 5V and draw 43.2 ...
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Converting 0-5 volts (linear) to +2.5 — 0 — +2.5 volts (“vee”)

I'm trying to find a simple way to convert a 0-5 V output from a joystick hall effect sensor to +2.5 -- 0 -- +2.5 V. Here's how I want the response to look: The output voltage will be sent to a ...
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Converting a soldering station from 110 V to 220 V

i bought this soldering station from the USA and it is 110 V. I need it to be 220 V. Is this possible without external tools? There are 3 Trimpots: V1 VR1 VR2 This is the inside of the station:
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How does Ethernet to CAN conversion work?

I am wondering how an Ethernet-to-CAN converter works. CAN is a multi-master broadcasting network where messages are associated with IDs. Each message type has a unique ID. Devices listen to all ...
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Forward Converter - Voltage through primary winding Question

So my waveform is a step function, where maximum voltage is at Vin = 40V, and minimum voltage is (-N1/N3)*Vin = -200V. The minimum voltage doesn't sound right to me, so I was wondering if anyone can ...
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What might be the reason for improper turn on of IGBT

Here I am applying 3-phase rectified dc to the non-isolated boost converter, the magnitude of applied voltage is 450V and desired o/p voltage is 475V. Switching frequency of PWM is 28k. I am using ...
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VGA to composite circuit. Does it work?

So I found a VGA to composite passive converter circuit online, and was wondering if it would work, if the vga timings were modified to match the timing of composite. Here is a relevant schematic:
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12 V input to multiple 5 V outputs?

I have that project, where I have as an input voltage 12 V (lead acid battery) and would like to have 4 output of 5 V 1 A that would be switched on and off with a mosfet. I'm thinking which way you ...
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Parallel 18650 battery pack voltage not stepping-up with Boost converter. Why?

I'm new here and I hope this is the right place to ask! I have assembled a 6P 18650 battery pack out using Samsung 25R cells, soldered altogether with Nickel strips, effectively giving me 3.7V 15Ah. ...
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Frequency-to-Voltage convertor diagram questions

I'm relatively new to electronics, but I'm interested in making the Frequency-to-Voltage convertor linked here as part of a larger project linked here. Here is a diagram of the circuit I want to make:...
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Nmos trigerring in 4-20mA converter

Here is the circuit I am trying to understand: It comes from the following application note from LT: https://www.analog.com/media/en/technical-documentation/technical-articles/D61_EN-Convert.pdf I ...
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LM2917 draws too much current

I built a prototype of a frequency-to-voltage converter using a LM2917 following exactly the "Minimum Component Tachometer Diagram" example schematic - just to play a bit and understand how it works. ...
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About zero voltage switching boost converter designing [closed]

I am developing zero voltage switching in a boost converter for input 48 V and current is 20 Ah. Also: output power is 60 W, output voltage is 200 V, output maximum current is 0....
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Convert 3v to 5v very high amperage using boost converter

I am trying to build a power bank that has 3 output USB ports that can provide 2.1 amp each; it has 8 LiPo cells. So total of 2.1×3=6.3amps so basically 7 amps at 5.1v out. I have built the ...
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How can I boost 1 Volts 30 Ampere input to 5V with maximum Current limit of 5A?

How can I boost 1 Volt 30 Ampere DC input to 5V DC with a maximum Current limit of 5A?
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Purpose of this oscillator (74HCT14-based) on RS-232 to RS-485 converter?

I am reverse engineering an RS-232 to RS-485 converter to understand how it works. I have attached the schematic that I reverse-engineered from the PCB (apologies for the hand-drawn schematic). I've ...
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What is Vrect in a Voltage Regulator?

I'm just reading through Texas Instruments' Application Report on Switching Regulator Fundamentals and came across the half-bridge converter and the formula for both the output voltage of the entire ...