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Boost converter LED brightness? Answered

Will a boost converter IC (such as the one from maxim) ever be able to power a high power LED as brightly as when the LED is powered with a constant current source?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

10 years ago

Of course it will. It IS powering it with a constant current source !

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Answer 10 years ago

Can you put 2 of them together and have the LED work brighter?

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Answer 10 years ago

Whatever boost converter IC it is that you are talking about that powers an LED with 'constant current source'.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

No, the design delivers the right current for the selected LED.

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Sure but you may end up putting in a larger battery which would fix the problem in the first place.

Post a link of the converter you have in mind.

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Answer 10 years ago

I can't find any datasheets for it, but it appears to have  'E50S' written on it, and it looks like a surface mount transistor.