Simple and efficient 12V->5V convertor?

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Re: Simple and efficient 12V->5V convertor?

Postby Bajdi » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:47 pm

If 1A would not be enough you can use the LM2576 or LM2596. I have built a couple of boards with the LM2576 and LM2596. These are 3A switch mode regulators, similar to the LM2575. I quite like them as they are cheap and easy to find. I have only used through the hole components in my designs so far, but working on a board with only smd parts. My biggest problem was finding the right inductors, eventually I got some on Ebay.
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Re: Simple and efficient 12V->5V convertor?

Postby Zuph » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:51 am

I really like the Murata OKI-78SR modules. Relatively cheap, 1.5A max output, efficient, same pinout as the 7805.

They're a little noisy for extremely sensitive stuff, but great for everything else.
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Re: Simple and efficient 12V->5V convertor?

Postby smok » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:13 am

I'm currently waiting for a DX SKU 144860 to arrive. It's just $5.52. Haven't tested it yet but it have nice reviews and i'm planning to use it to power Raspberry Pi off 3 Li-ion cells.
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Re: Simple and efficient 12V->5V convertor?

Postby CBlade » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:20 pm

fcobcn wrote:I'm using a TL2575 from ti, wich has a max efficiency of 88%, 1A, works quite well, previously were using a 7805 wich needed heat sinking.
There's apparently no heat coming out from the TL2575 circuit.


I know its a old post, but this PSU looks really interesting, i am a beginner, and if possible, please post this PSU schematic? I really like to study this one!
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