Performance test and review of 0.9V-5V to 5V 600mA boost converter
I found this module on ebay at whatwears-fr
- 0.9 V ~ 5 V DC voltage, to stable output 5V DC voltage.
- single AA battery power can be output as high as 200 ~ 300 ma current.
- two AA batteries can output current of 500 ~ 600 ma.products.
- The temperature range of industrial-grade: - 40°C - + 85°C
- The conversion efficiency is high, up to 96%.
- Bring the USB female, wide range of USES.
- The ultra small size 25x18 mm (PCB), installed in a variety of small equipment with indicator light.
Module ready to be tested.
5 volt output
Load sweep with different input voltages
The at 4.5V test killed a converter, i.e. I have used two different converters to perform all tests.
The converter can deliver 5 volt with 1 volt in, but only about 10mA.
The converter works much better with 1.5 volt input, but the output voltage is on the high side.
This test stopped because the converter died.
Input voltage sweep with constant current load
This test is done with 2.5 volt input and 0.3A load.
M1: 41,7°C, M2: 49,7°C, HS1: 69,0°C
Temperature looks fine.
M1: 42,7°C, M2: 46,6°C, HS1: 51,9°C
2.5 volt input and unloaded output.
2.5 volt input and output loaded with 50mA
2.5 volt input and output loaded with 300mA
2.5 volt input and output 300mA load switched on.
Power turned on with 2.5 volt input and 20 ohm load
Power turned off with 2.5 volt input and 20 ohm load
The output voltage is not very stable, depending on load it is often to high. Adjustment of voltage divider resistors might get it within 5V +/-5%.
Due to the noise on the output it will probably be a good idea to add a extra capacitor.
This converter can be used to boost two AA cells to about 5 volt with 250mA output current or 3 AA cells/one LiIon cell to about 5 volt with 400mA output current (At these current levels NiMH cells are recommended).
The yellow lines are placed +/-5% from nominal voltage.
All the curves are made with a programable power supply and a electronic load.
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