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Is their away to convert 1.5v to 5.0-6.0v? Answered

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

Best Answer 5 years ago

Yes. Assuming the power source has enough amperage to support the conversion. If you look at items like the Minty boost they take 2 AA batteries and boost the voltage up to 5V to run USB devices. They start with 3V for several reasons. Primamrly because a single AA boosted to 5V to supply a USB device with about 400mA would quickly cause the battery to overheat.

http://www.adafruit.com/products/14?gclid=CMWoztGZ...

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rickharris
rickharris

5 years ago

Ac use a transformer

DC use a dc to dc converter chip.

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Pure Carbon
Pure Carbon

Answer 5 years ago

DC, where can I get a converter chip?

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

Answer 5 years ago

Depending on what your trying to use this for you'll need more than just the boost converter.