ELECTRONICS: Tech9 Corp.’s 1A buck-boost dc to dc power converter accepts input ranging from 6 to 70V while output remains constant. The power converter can be ordered in 3V, 5V, 9V, 12V and 15V output models. Other outputs are available on request. These power converters are designed for use in mobile and portable devices in industrial, commercial, medical, military and process control as well as telephone applications. The new power converter offers + 2 percent output voltage tolerance with excellent line and load rejection characteristics (60DB typical). The units are short circuit proof. The power converters can be operated in ambient temperatures as high as 85C. Extended input range down to 4V is available. Extended temperature range is also available.
The company offers power converters with other voltage outputs down to 1.5V dc and other amperage ratings, including 0.5A, 1.5A and 3A and special orders. The power converters are available with or without enclosures, and the enclosures are available with or without flanges. The unit measures 2.13 x 3.27 x 1.21 inches. Add 1 inch for unit with flanges. Distributor/rep inquiries are invited.
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