Help with 12V (Automovite) to 5V converter with time delay

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by HiloDB1, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. HiloDB1

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    Moderator's note: This post was split off of https://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/...y-and-dc-to-dc-step-down.144411/#post-1264464 to create this new thread.

    I have a similar question. I need a step down converter from 12v to 5v with a built in time delay.

    AnalogKid for my circuit:
    1. The source would be a nominal 12v DC and GND from a vehicle battery/charging system with a voltage range from 11.8v up to 14.8v DC.
    2. Load side would be 5v DC to power a LED pixel controller and LED pixels.
    3. Current would be up to 10A of draw.
    In my case I am looking at time delay relay that will have constant power to it and a 12v signal that would trigger the time delay relay to turn on then a step down in voltage to power the LED pixel controller and LED's

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Dodgydave

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  3. ericgibbs

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    hi Hilo,
    What time delay period is required, fixed/variable , single shot or recycling.?
    Is that 5V at 10Amp.?
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  4. HiloDB1

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    I would opt for a variable time delay as I have not come up with my lighting scheme/sequence yet.

    Variable time delay as noted above. Not sure about single shot or recycling. 10A at 5V is on the high side as I just want to make sure I have the current available in case my lighting scheme changes.

    A little more information on what Im doing. The lights will be triggered by the 12V blinker single from the car. I would like the delay relay to stay on as long as its keeps getting signal from the blinker of the car. Once the blinker cycle is finished a predetermined time (variable) that it will stay on before it shuts off. Im not sure what the timing will be as I still need to come up with my lighting pattern and figure out the amount of time I need delayed in order for it to go through a full cycle of the pattern.

    Thanks!
     
  5. crutschow

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    How about, once the cycle starts, having the circuit automatically stay on until the cycle has finished?

    What will control the cycle sequence?
     
  6. HiloDB1

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  7. HiloDB1

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    I actually have a time delay that is in the car now doing sort of what I am looking for. But it has no time delay adjustment or voltage step down.

    Sorry its in Nihongo (Japanese)
    http://shinem.jp/shopdetail/004000000001/

    So my other option is to buy another module like that and a buck converter and stick it in a box with the LED pixel controller. But I'm hoping to simply things and not have so many separate components.

    Thanks!
     
  8. crutschow

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    That's probably true.
    You have three distinct functions, and it's not likely you will find them in a single package unless you build it yourself, and that's a reasonably complex project.
     
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