These boost (step-up) voltage regulators generate higher output voltages from input voltages as low as 2.5 V. They are switching regulators (also called switched-mode power supplies (SMPS) or DC-to-DC converters) and have a typical efficiency between 80% to 90%. The available output current is a function of the input voltage, output voltage, and efficiency, but the input current can typically be as high as 1.5A.
- Input Voltage: 2.5 to 12V
- Output Voltage: 12V
- Maximum Input Current: 1.4A
- Typical Efficiency: 80 to 90%