Hey Guys This Is my first Instructable,
I really Thank You For Opening this Instructable and spending your 5 minutes to read it.
In this instructable I am going to show you the DIY TIC TAC POWER SUPPLY
It Is Capable of supplying upto 35v from 5v
We can also measure voltages with it
Lets Get Started.
You Can Watch The Tutorial Too And Help Me to motivate myself.

Step 1: Watch the Tutorial.

Watching The Video Will not only help you,
it will help me too.

Step 2: Things Needed.

Picture of Things Needed.

Things Needed-:1)XL6009 Step Up Converter
2)Empty Tic Tac Box
3)Female Dc Jack
4)few wires
5) Two 9v Adapters
6) LED voltmeter


Thats it.



Drill A Few holes for the output wires for the voltmeter and 9v adapter
1 extra hole for the trimmer knob to adjust the voltage.

Step 4: Placing the XL6009

Picture of Placing the XL6009

Place The XL6009 In the tic tac box in such a way that the trimmer knob comes out of one of the holes so that we can adjust the voltage
Now Solder the Dc Jack to the input of the xl6009
solder two wires to the output and get them out from the outer hole we drilled

Step 5: Placing the DC JACK

Picture of Placing the DC JACK

Use Your Glue Gun And Stick the dc jack on the cap of tic tac box.

Step 6: Placing the Voltmeter and 9v Adapter

Picture of Placing the Voltmeter and 9v Adapter

Now DO same as a previous step and glue the voltmeter and 9v adapter on the tic tac box like I did.

Step 7: Soldering

Picture of Soldering

Now Solder the POSITIVE WIRE of the 9v adapter and the voltmeter to the positive wire of the xl6009 and glue it too.
Do the same for the negative wire.

Step 8: Finished Product

Sorry Guys for any mistakes I did
Thank you for reading
please take a minute to watch the video too.
I will be back with another instructable soon.
We can also measure voltages with it upto 99v
IT is capable of supplying 35v from 5v
Thank You Again.


DavidM638 made it! (author)2016-03-18

Finished a larger power supply with Volts and Amps, I had to calibrate the meters, but they are working well. I removed the trim pot from the P/S board and extended leads to a 100K pot, then I was able to go to 60Vdc, but thought that might be too high. So I soldered a 50K resistor from the low voltage side of the pot to the center "wiper" tab, now it goes a bit over 30Vdc and is working well. The trim pot I removed was 50K

RobM36 (author)2016-01-29

Good work! Also your English is perfect :)

diyfuntech (author)RobM362016-01-29

Thank You Sir.

mrdovie (author)2016-01-28

I plan to build your project in a larger box with a Volt and Amp meter. I looked at a DIY Oscilloscope kit, but backed off for now. There is a lot of soldering involved and a cost of $20 or so.

diyfuntech (author)mrdovie2016-01-28

thats awesome sir,post some photos as you build it

A4MYJWCKJR (author)2016-01-27

Nice video and for once plenty of pictures! Well done. Al

diyfuntech (author)A4MYJWCKJR2016-01-28

Thank You Sir.

Manuel Molano (author)2016-01-26

A very useful instructable indeed! And I agree, your accent is perfect my young friend. Keep up the good work!

The XL6009 is well documented:

I'm getting my head around building a Li-Ion charger. The strategy is charging them for an hour with constant voltage and then top them up for a few minutes with constant current. I think your clever device will give me a constant voltage for the first phase. Do you have any ideas on how to produce a constant current for the second phase?

They emailed me your instructable so I guess you'll be famous!

Greetings from Mexico! Thanks for dong this (I already watched the video)

HerbertD1 (author)Manuel Molano2016-01-27

Li-ion Charger: 1. format to 3.3V with 1/10C or less. 2. const Voltage 4.20V with Current limit to max 1C (so it is not allways 4.2V) the current limit can be done by the weakness of the Power supply. 3. Cut the Voltage of when the current falls below 1/20 C, or you can simply shut of ba timer.

Your method is never recommended and can be dangerous.

diyfuntech (author)Manuel Molano2016-01-26

I Will Think About That,
Catch with Me at
I will Send You a email as soon as i figure it out.

diyfuntech (author)Manuel Molano2016-01-26

Hi Sir,
I am Glad You Liked It.

Gairuntee (author)2016-01-26

very useful and clever! Very good first video. Also, I have a hard time understanding what people with accents are saying sometimes but you sounded perfectly clear to me.

diyfuntech (author)Gairuntee2016-01-26

I am glad to hear that sir.
Please watch the video too.
stay subscribed next video is coming soon.

shamimkhan (author)2016-01-26

Excellent and useful project. Very much liked it. Thanks!
And, dear little angel, your video and accent, both are great. Good luck on your future projects!

diyfuntech (author)shamimkhan2016-01-26

Thank You Sir,Dont forget to watch the video,Please stay tuned for the next project. :)

Heyup (author)2016-01-26

Hello diyfuntech, I have just watched your video and I thought you did a very good job! well done and keep up the good work.. John :) .......

diyfuntech (author)Heyup2016-01-26

Thank You Sir. Please Subscribe,Next Project is Coming out soon

Yonatan24 (author)2016-01-26

Great first Instructable! How many Amps can it supply?

diyfuntech (author)Yonatan242016-01-26

max at 4 amps

Yonatan24 (author)diyfuntech2016-01-26

So is there a heat-sink?

diyfuntech (author)Yonatan242016-01-26

No Sir,
The Reason I didnt Use A heatsink is because i wanted to make it portable and i didnt want to use it in 1 place for a long time So it doesnt get heated up that much i maximum used it for 1 hour at 26v & 0.9amp And it was not that hot.
i hope you are satisfied.
moreover this automattically adjusts the voltage the load needs like i have set the voltage to 29v and i put a led strip of 12v The Voltage Will Automatticaly Change to 12v And as soon as i remove The strip it goes back to 29v

Yonatan24 (author)diyfuntech2016-01-26

And how exactly is that possible?

As far as I know these can't read your mind...

diyfuntech (author)Yonatan242016-01-26

Thats What I Really Cant Undertstand,If You Want I will Send You a video about that thing My Email Id is
I think That happens because the Led strip Takes 12v in not more than that thats why it happens probably.

Roy L Miller (author)2016-01-26

Brilliant tutorial of a very useful device. Thank you for sharing.

diyfuntech (author)Roy L Miller2016-01-26

Thank You Sir. Be sure to check out the video on youtube too.

diyfuntech (author)2016-01-26

Sorry To interupt but sir He is talking about the video on youtube as My accent is not good so He couldnt understand what i said.
Thank You for the comment

Romninja (author)2016-01-26

Red wire is positive, white wire is sense wire.

diyfuntech (author)Romninja2016-01-26

Thank You For The Tip,I will check onto that next time for sure sir.

Chrisbenedetto96 (author)2016-01-26

Ten thumbs up for this project keep on making, your being featured by the website! They emailed your instructable to me!

I am Really Glad to hear that sir.

WilliamB92 (author)2016-01-26

How is the amperage affected?

diyfuntech (author)WilliamB922016-01-26

the amperage is based on what voltage & current you supply it sir.

lbyers (author)2016-01-26

took me a couple of times listening for device name : XL6009

Excellent project!

diyfuntech (author)lbyers2016-01-26

Thanks a lot Sir.

mrdovie (author)2016-01-26

Very good project. I like to play with LEDs to light the home and have a two transistor circuit that lights a 12 Volt strip LED from 5 Volts. Your video was fine, and I'm sure they will improve even more.

diyfuntech (author)mrdovie2016-01-26

Definately,Thank You Sir.

mrdovie (author)2016-01-26

Info on the converter used says 4 Amps max, but your 5 Volt supply will limit this to 1 or 2 Amps (my guess).

diyfuntech (author)mrdovie2016-01-26

yes sir you are right

lbyers (author)2016-01-26

took me a couple of times listening for device name : XL6009

Excellent project!

lbyers (author)2016-01-26

took me a couple of times listening for device name : XL6009

Excellent project!

tdolan001 (author)2016-01-25

Very good job. While I am just learning about everything Electronics (and Life). This looks to be a nice project to do. Your video and language are very good. t,.,

diyfuntech (author)tdolan0012016-01-25

thank you :)))

devwatts5 (author)2016-01-24

Well Done Dude.

diyfuntech (author)devwatts52016-01-24


Slk_Stephane (author)2016-01-24

Perfect! Don't worry about the video is till great!

diyfuntech (author)Slk_Stephane2016-01-24

Thank You ☺☺

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