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PWM Step Up Converter

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PWM Step Up Converter
A step-up or boost converter circuit converts a low voltage into a higher value output voltage. With an input voltage in the range from 8 to 16 V this circuit produces an adjustable output voltage up to 42 V at approximately 1 A. It can for example be used as a mobile charger for up to three series connected 12 V Lead-Acid batteries.
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R1,R3,R9 = 10kOhm 5% 250mW
R2 = 10Ohm 5% 250mW
R4,R6 = 2.7kOhm 5% 250mW
R5 = 0.22Ohm 5% 1W
R7 = 43kOhm 1% 600mW
R8 = 1.5kOhm 5% 250mW
R10 = 4.7Ohm 5% 250mW
P1,P2 = 10kOhm 20% 0.15W, preset, horizontal
C1,C2,C5,C6,C9 = 100nF 5% 63V, ceramic, 5mm or 7.5mm pitch
C3,C4 = 22pF 5% 50V, 5mm pitch
C7 = 1000µF 20% 25V, radial, (12.5mm, 5mm pitch (Panasonic EEUTP1E102, Avnet/Farnell # 1890543)
C8 = 1000µF 20% 63V, radial, (16mm, 7.5mm pitch (Nichicon UPW1J102MHD, Avnet/Farnell # 2112865)
C10,C11 = 10nF 10% 100V, 5mm pitch, ceramic
L1 = 100µH 5A 20%, radial 25mm, 8mm pitch (Würth Elektronik 7447070, Avnet/Farnell # 2082537)
D1 = MBR3100G
D2 = LED, red, 3mm
D3 = LED, green, 3mm
T1 = IRL540NPbF
IC1 = ATmega8-16PU, programmed, Elektor # 120460-41)
IC2 = 7805
F1 = fuse, 5A, slow, with PCB 20x5 mm holder and cap
JP1,JP2 = 2-pin pinheader, 0.1'' pitch, with jumper
K1-K4 = AMP plug, PCB mount, 0.2''
K5 = 6-pin (2x3) pinheader, 0.1'' pitch
S1 = tactile switch, 6x6 mm, SPST-NO
S2,S3 = pushbutton, SPNO, PCB or chassis mounting *
PC1,PC2,PC3 = solder pin, 1.3mm diam. for S2, S3
Heatsink type FK230SAL1 (Fischer Elektronik)
X1 = 16MHz quartz crystal, HC49/US, 50ppm, Cload 18pF
LCD1 = LCD 2x16 characters (Elektor # 120061-71)
PCB # 120460-1

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