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Adafruit VERTER 5V USB Buck-Boost - 500mA from 3V- 5V / 1000ma from 5V-12V

Adafruit VERTER 5V USB Buck-Boost - 500mA from 3V- 5V / 1000ma from 5V-12V

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Key Features:

  • Convert just about any battery pack to 5V with VERTER
  • Perfect universal power supply for your portable project
  • 2A internal switch, synchronous conversion, excellent efficiency, and 2.2MHz high-frequency operation
  • Full breakout for battery in, control pins and power out

Convert just about any battery pack to 5V with VERTER - our fresh new Buck-Boost power converter. VERTER can take battery voltages from 3-12VDC and output a nice 5V DC, which makes it a perfect universal power supply for your portable project! Where Verter really shines is when you have a battery or power range that can fluctuate a lot, or you don't know what you'll end up using.

It operates smoothly over the 3-12V range, moving from a boost converter (3-5V in) to a buck converter (5-12V in) on the fly. Please note! This chip can do both, but it really works better as a buck converter than a boost. If you need a full 500mA out, it will struggle as it gets down to 3V and the output will sag to about 4.8V (which is still within standard USB power specs). If you only need something to boost a voltage up to 5V and you want it to be really good at it, check out our PowerBoost series, which excel at that.

Like Adafruit's popular 5V 1A USB wall adapter, the output was tweaked to be 5.2V instead of a straight-up 5.0V so that there's a little bit of 'headroom' long cables, high draw, the addition of a diode on the output if you wish, etc. The 5.2V is safe for all 5V-powered electronics like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or Beagle Bone while preventing icky brown-outs during high current draw because of USB cable resistance.

Item Specifics
Fully tested and assembled PCB
Converter chip: TPS63060 from TI
1 - 2-pin terminal block (blue or black)
1 - loose USB A jack
PCB Size: 19mm x 32mm x 5mm / 0.7" x 1.3" x 0.2"
Weight: 2.5g
Some soldering may be required