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Boost converter for single cell batteries

16 August 2017 Power Electronics / Power Management

The R-78S from Recom is a boost converter designed to run from single cell batteries. The input voltage range of 0,65 to 3,15 V means that alkaline, NiCd, NiMH, zinc-carbon or lithium chemistry cells can be used to generate a stable 3,3 V output to power microprocessors, WLAN/Bluetooth modules and IoT systems.

The high efficiency (93%, and >80% with 10% load) and low standby consumption (7 μA) can be exploited to extend battery lifetimes until the ‘last gasp’ to get the maximum available energy out of the cell. The converter has a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +100°C, short circuit protection, over-temperature protection, Class A EMC compliance and comes with a 3 year warranty.



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