Do You Use A DC/DC Converter?

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by johnboy, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. johnboy

    johnboy local yokal

    Connecting marine electronics, straight to the 12 volt battery can have consequences.
    DC/DC Converters can provide stable, regulated output
    When you crank the motor, battery output voltage can sag down to as low as 6 volts! this is not good for electronics.
    Installing a converter (buck/boost converter), power regulation can be maintained for sensitive electronics.
    I found a low cost device that looks suitable for small loads (VHF, GPS, Fishfinders, LEDS)

    This small unit cost right at $50.00 usd.

    All this little unit needs is a weatherproof enclosure.