How to select a suitable inductor?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by xw0927, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. xw0927

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    Dec 19, 2010
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    I have a question as shown in my title.
    I am able to get radial choke coil inductors of 1mH,3mH and 5mH.
    But, I couldn't get the datasheet of these inductors.

    Is any expert here can help me to choose a suitable inductor which can withstand my input battery of 12V,1.2A??

    The inductor i bought is exactly same like
    http://www.findtheneedle.co.uk/products/3075199-radial-coil-inductors.asp
    Without any codes on the inductor...

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. thatoneguy

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    Feb 19, 2009
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    It depends on the use.

    Do you have schematic of the circuit?
     
  3. xw0927

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    Dec 19, 2010
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    yaya.. I upload it now... Please change to inductor into 1mH...
    Inductor has become a huge problem for me :( Lack of experience in using it.


    Question:
    1. Do I think to put a capacitor at front end of this circuit ( as i have seen from other page but I don't know why do I need to)

    2. Can I use an NPN 9018 in PIN 5 of my 555timer instead of 2N222?

    Thanks
     
  4. timrobbins

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    Why are you making the circuit?

    It sounds like you have little understanding of the operation of the circuit. Maybe you need a commercial kit or commercial power supply to make it easier for yourself.
     
  5. xw0927

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    Dec 19, 2010
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    it's an assignment :(
    the input must be a batteries... :(
     
  6. timrobbins

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    Aug 29, 2009
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    Then I suggest you do your homework on basic boost converter operation and component value design - you will get more marks for describing the design equations involved. There are plenty of good hand-holding design reference around - try some of the commercial controller ICs that are tyrpically used.
     
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