Hey - I'm building a power supply for use in a device within the auto industry. I need to achieve a steady 12VDC regardless of the state of the vehicle battery, or stop start systems etc... I'm using SEPIC as typically car provides 13Volts which it regulates down to a nice steady 12VDC - my device (which is essentially a GPS tracking system utilising a 32Bit NXP Arm chip, and a large OLED display) consumes about 0.5 to 1A in normal use. Yet when the I simulate a voltage drop / brown out such as what would be experienced in a stop / start scenario where voltage can drop significantly below 12V the current consumption increase significantly. At 11V supply I measure between 1.1A and 2.2A consumption, further investigation shows the GPS tracker still consumer 0.5 to 1A so the remainder is being consumed / dumped by the boost circuit - is this correct? it seems a very high figure for such a small boost?