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Alex P. HASD Bots
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PostSubject: Re: Using a Boost Converter on a insect weight robot?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:55 am

i am sorry can't help but could you explain what a boost converter is it looks really interesting
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PostSubject: Re: Using a Boost Converter on a insect weight robot?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:24 pm

wow that is really interesting thank you, and chances are am i correct in saying that the batteries will be run down quicker.
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PostSubject: Re: Using a Boost Converter on a insect weight robot?   Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:03 pm

I don't know much about this, but it seems to me your thoughts are on target with one minor (and potentially unimportant) detail.

I think if you use two, they might not be synchronized either with timing of pulses or with output voltage, and then get into some sort of conflict that makes one work against the other. This might be solved by adding a large capacitor in parallel to the outputs.

Does anyone on here know the principle of operation behind a switching regulator?
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PostSubject: Re: Using a Boost Converter on a insect weight robot?   Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:19 pm

Just looked it up: On Wikipedia, of course

If I understand it correctly, without a high power capacitor in parallel to the outputs, you might get ripples going to the ESCs, and this might mess stuff up (it's essentially an AC voltage 'riding' atop your DC). However, I see no problems with using two in parallel to increase power handling.
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