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

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    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)
    http://www.powerstream.com/dcdc.htm

    This small unit cost right at $50.00 usd.

    All this little unit needs is a weatherproof enclosure.