Fwd:DC Converters

Gary Fiber gfiber at comcast.net
Fri Jan 27 13:44:29 PST 2012


Think I was incorrect about the screw terminals. They do draw some 
current depending on the input vs output voltage.

Gary K8IZ

On 1/27/2012 11:11 AM, Bill Vodall wrote:
> Some WRT54's and other widgets (NSLU2's) run on 5V.    All of my DC power
> is either 12 or 14V...   I've been looking for a good, somewhat efficient
> solution.   Other than cherry picking Cell phone adapters at the cable
> store (goodwill) this looks like a good solution...   Does anybody have
> anything better?
>
> Bill
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Randy Farmer<randy.farmer at gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 8:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [Austin_HSMM_Development] DC Converters
> To: Austin_HSMM_Development at yahoogroups.com
>
>
> **
>
>
> How about using a UBEC meant for radio control models?
>
> http://www.targethobby.com/hobbywing-5a-ubec-hv-high-voltage-p-4161737.html
>
> This one does 8-42VDC in, 5V out, 5A continuous out, 7.5A peak out. I use
> these on robots to get a solid 5V source to power the brains from the motor
> batteries.
>
> --Randy
> KK4ETA
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