DC-DC Boost Converter

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by sanjaydav, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. sanjaydav

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    Jul 16, 2012
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    Hi
    Im looking at designing a boost converter which will boost from low voltages, say from values starting from 0.5v to 2v which i want to boost to say maybe 5v or higher. Is that possible? And also im not familiar with how i go about choosing the right components and also what values of the inductor(L) or capacitor(C) i use. Trying to make the converter myself rather than buying modules so that i can learn how to make it. I plan to make another converter with higher input values so wanted to learn how to design a converter so that i can make it depending on what values i want to to boost to later. Any help or links to where i can get started would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Audioguru

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    0.5V is too low to turn on a silicon transistor so a boost converter will not work.
     
  3. #12

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    Read these.
     
  4. sanjaydav

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    Oh k. What about 1v?
     
  5. MrChips

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    Try LTC3108. Works off 20mV.
    I think I already gave you this information.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2012
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