- A mini-booster the size of a linear regulator
- Perfect for use with battery-powered projects with 2 or 3 Alkaline, or a single Lithium battery
- Uses a charge-pump topology, doubling the incoming voltage, and then regulate down
- Very compact and low cost
This adorable little board will come in very handy whenever you need a small amount of 5V power. It's the size of a linear regulator, but it's actually a mini-booster! Input 3V on one side, and get 5V at up to 100mA supply on the other. Perfect for use with battery-powered projects with 2 or 3 Alkaline, or a single Lithium battery.
This booster uses a charge-pump topology, which makes it very compact and low cost. But it isn't as efficient as a inductor-based boost converter. Charge-pumps always double the incoming voltage, and then regulate down. So yeah, not as efficient. So ideal for when you aren't counting coulombs - or when your current draw isn't terribly high.
Dimensions: 15.0mm x 10.0mm x 3.0mm / 0.6" x 0.4" x 0.1"
Weight: 0.6g / 0.0oz