basic help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by electro01, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. electro01

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    I need a little help in determining the best device
    to boost 1vdc to a variable 3vdc...any ideas please?
     
  2. SPQR

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    Hello and welcome.

    One of the things I've learned on this forum is that every circuit needs to be thought of differently.
    So can you give us more specifics?
     
  3. Audioguru

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    You forgot to say how much current you need. Low current is simple: look at Joule Thief in Google.
     
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  4. electro01

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    Yes, this is the most unique circuit in history...I will be converting lower energy from
    current and voltage via the earths energy to be used for other purposes. I need to
    boost 1vdc to a variable 3vdc if possible @1-2 amps. Is this possible? If so, what
    IC or boost converter/inverter could I use?
     
  5. Audioguru

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    3V at 2A is 6W. The converter might use an extra 1W to heat itself so the 1V source needs to supply 7A. Can it?
     
  6. Metalmann

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    Thanks, never heard of this! May come in handy.:cool:
     
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