Positive to Negative Power Supply

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Joined Aug 12, 2011
I put together a couple of simulations using LTSpice for +1.2v to +30v and -1.2v to -30v switching supplies, 2.5A that were really quite efficient; ~80% worst case. They both operate from a single +34v supply.
Very nice. You think it would be possible to find a controller that would support something like this?;



Joined Jul 17, 2007
You'd need around 20A for the switching current, so you probably won't find a controller with an integrated switch that would handle that. One of the biggest problems is the low input voltage vs the Vf loss incurred in the diode; you'll lose ~0.6v or 0.6/3.5 = ~17% of your input power right there.

With as low as 2.9v in and requiring 6v @ 5A out, figuring ~50% maximum duty cycle, 6v*5a/2.9v/50% ~=20.68 Amperes required.