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2019-05-09 A 3V to 9VDC Boost Converter V. 1.1

I built this in 2007. No load it puts out 9.5VDC and at 22 mA it puts out 8.5VDC. It works okay for powering a radio on the FM band, but it has too much RF Interference on the AM band. The original circuit had only a single output transistor but it couldn’t handle enough

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2019-04-20 DC to DC Converter for Tube B+

from FB group Building Transistor Radios Jon Edwards I’ve built a lot of JTs, they are useful for low power, under 100 mW. I got about 50% efficiency. What you have to do is make sure the reverse voltage emitter to base doesn’t exceed 5V, so it doesn’t waste power. A better way is to

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2017-09-20 Use LM7805 To Charge Phone?

I posted this comment to FB Arduino group 2017-09-22. “Can I use a 7805 (regulator IC) to charge my cell phone?” The output is 5 volts, which is what the phone needs to charge.  But the average smart phone will take more than 1 amp, up to 2 amps to charge quickly.  The 7805 can’t

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2017-06-08 AD Has ADP5090

Ever since I’ve been experimenting with Joule Thiefs I’ve done so with the intention of using the circuit for boosting a low voltage source to power a higher voltage circuit.  So I think this Analog Devices ADP5090 is very useful for doing just that: powering circuits up to 200 mW from very low voltage power

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2016-10-04 Joule Thief Powers Field Strength Meter

There are many circuits that are used infrequently that are powered by the usual 9 volt battery. One of these happens to be a field strength meter (FSM), which is used for detecting the power output of a transmitter such as the one a radio amateur uses. Some FSMs are very simple and use no

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