Li-Ion/Li-Po 18650 Battery to 5V Boost Converter

Li-Ion/Li-Po 18650 Battery to 5V Boost Converter

The project presented here is capable of supplying 400mA of current from a 3.7V Li-Ion/Li-Po Battery input with a 5V output. The converter has an internal soft start and internal frequency compensation features. The project is built using LTC3426 SOT23-6 chip. The LTC3426 chip is in a low profile (1mm) SOT-23 package and has a very low shutdown current of about 0.5µA. A switching frequency of 1.2MHz allows a tiny solution. The tiny PCB can be mounted on the backside of the a 18650 battery holder. Jumper J1 is the shut-down jumper. Internal soft-start eases inrush current issues.

Li-Ion/Li-Po 18650 Battery to 5V Boost Converter – [Link]

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