Free Elektor Article: 0-30V Lead-acid Battery Activator
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Free Elektor Article: 0-30V Lead-acid Battery Activator

A well-known electronics store has been selling a very simple lead-acid battery activator for many years. Although I can't prove it, my lead-acid batteries do seem to last longer since I started using the activator. The principle behind this circuit is very simple. The battery is loaded...

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World’s smallest and most affordable 65W GaN Adapter for Laptops and Mobile Devices
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World’s smallest and most affordable 65W GaN Adapter for Laptops and Mobile Devices

Though the sizes of laptops and mobile phones have become smaller and lighter over the years, that of power adapters have pretty much remained the same. They are still the same device we have always known them to be; bulky, messy and hard-to-carry-around. But the new GaNtechnology seeks...

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How to Design a Lithium Battery Pack
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How to Design a Lithium Battery Pack

Adam Bender writes: Designing a custom lithium battery pack is a fun way to learn about electricity and engineering. Lithium batteries can be used for countless applications including electric bikes, scooters, vehicles, backup power suppliers, off the grid solutions, and much more....

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How the Switching Frequency Affects the Performance of a Buck Converter
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How the Switching Frequency Affects the Performance of a Buck Converter

The buck converter uses an inherent switching action to regulate voltage. This switching frequency can affect the performance of a buck converter,and is thus very important. This application report analyzes the influence of switching frequency on buck converter performance in terms of...

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Maximizing power density and thermal performance in power-module designs
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Maximizing power density and thermal performance in power-module designs

Power-module designs require high power density, excep-tional thermal performance and a full feature set in order to be competitive. One way that power-module designs can meet these needs is with buck controllers with exter-nal metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors...

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15A 100V Isolated Half-Bridge Driver
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15A 100V Isolated Half-Bridge Driver

15 A 100V Isolated Half bridge driver project intended to be used for DC-DC converters, inverters, LED driver and motor driver applications. This projects is really helpful in industrial applications where noise is a concern since project provides optical isolation between...

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PGCPSU the tiny, powerful & affordable LiPo PSU module
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PGCPSU the tiny, powerful & affordable LiPo PSU module

Pretty Good Cheap Power Supply Unit - PGCPSU. Get the best tiny power supply for your battery powered projects! PGCPSU is a three in one power supply board: it integrates a lithium battery charge management circuit with 5V and 3.3V DC-DC converter-based output rails to power most...

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Maxim Integrated MAXM17552 Compact Step-Down Power Module
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Maxim Integrated MAXM17552 Compact Step-Down Power Module

Maxim MAXM17552 Compact Step-Down Power Modules are part of the Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs that offer cooler, smaller, and simpler power-supply solutions. The high efficiency, synchronous, step-down MAXM17552 DC-DC power module consists of an integrated controller,...

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