Sunday, March 12, 2017

DC to DC boost converter step up 4 volt to 12 volt LM2577

Another good demonstration of the LM2577 boost converter IC to upgrade mini-portable fan power. The original circuit of the fast is quite slow and the speed runs as if it was using the battery directly. Since i still need this fan to keep away soldering smokes so i decided to use the LM2577 IC to upgrade the power from 4 volts to 12 volts DC. It turns out to be a perfect upgrade - now i can use my USB 5 Volt port to power up this fan instead of the battery to avoid recharging it over and over again. I have tried a few IC before for example using 555 timer + mosfet and also the Linear Technology LT1172 but the result is not turn as i expected. Although the voltage is upgrade but the amperage output is not satisfactory compare to the LM2577. Apart from that the simplicity of the circuit and also the regulated voltage output is really perfect a small voltage step up.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Simple running LED chaser / sequencer using 555 Timer and CD4017 Decade Counter IC

Simple running LED / sequencer circuit using 555 Timer and CD4017 Decade Counter. The circuit setup is much more simpler than i thought - and the chaser flash is very smooth as it is precisely powered by the clock counter. Running LED sequencer can also be made purely using transistors circuit but it's just that it won't performed as smooth as the clock counter. It is very good project for electronic beginners.

Adjustable DC to DC step up voltage booster using LM2577 -Adj P+ chip

One simple circuit to step up voltage using LM2577 -Adj P+ chip. The schematic is from Texas Instrument and it works expected - and below is...