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6V to 12V Converter

Home > Circuits > Power Supply > 6V to 12V Converter Author Views Views Today Rank 267,061 42 Comments 112 This inverter circuit can provide up to 800mA of 12V power from a 6V supply. For example, you could run 12V car accessories in a 6V (British?) car. The circuit is simple, about 75% efficient and quite useful. By changing just a few components, you can also modify it for different voltages.


Part R1, R4 R2, R3 R5 R6 R7 R8 C1,C2 C3 D1 D2 D3 Q1, Q2, Q4 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 Total Qty. Description 2.2K 1/4W Resistor 4.7K 1/4W Resistor 1K 1/4W Resistor 1.5K 1/4W Resistor 33K 1/4W Resistor 10K 1/4W Resistor 0.1uF Ceramic Disc Capacitor 470uF 25V Electrolytic Capcitor 1N914 Diode 1N4004 Diode 12V 400mW Zener Diode BC547 NPN Transistor Substitutions


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BD679 NPN Transistor See Notes Heatsink For Q3, Binding Posts (For Input/Output), Wire, Board

Notes 1. L1 is a custom inductor wound with about 80 turns of 0.5mm magnet wire around a toroidal core with a 40mm outside diameter. 2. Different values of D3 can be used to get different output voltages from about 0.6V to around 30V. Note that at higher voltages the circuit might not perform as well and may not produce as much current. You may also need to use a larger C3 for higher voltages and/or higher currents. 3. You can use a larger value for C3 to provide better filtering. 4. The circuit will require about 2A from the 6V supply to provide the full 800mA at 12V. Related Circuits 6V to 12V Converter, Portable CD Player Adapter For Car, Car Battery Charger, Automatic 12V Lead Acid Battery Charger, Solid State Tesla Coil/High Voltage Generator, 12VDC To 120VAC Inverter, LASER Power Supply, Power Supply, High Current Power Supply, Dual Polarity Power Supply, High Voltage High Current Power Supply, Transformerless Power Supply, Fixed Voltage Power Supply, Voltage Inverter, Voltage Inverter II, Automatic Load Sensing Power Switch, 12V To 24V DC-DC Converter, Solid State Tesla Coil Comments
Add A Comment maroun abboud 6V to 12V Converter Monday, January 03, 2011 4:23:46 AM if i put bd139 in place of bc547 what happen. please send request to my email. Audio DIY 6V to 12V Converter Friday, September 03, 2010 1:18:24 AM is it possible to connect this circuit to car 12V supply to get 24V @ 2A william 6V to 12V Converter Friday, June 25, 2010 10:40:32 PM Hello everyone I wanted to know if this scheme works because I put it in and throw me out scooter 6 volts alternating and I Servino 12 volts to charge a 12 volt battery always and some neon Angelo 6V to 12V Converter Friday, June 18, 2010 10:39:41 PM Hi i am just 12 years old and i made it work. But this circuit doesent seem to be efficient it only charges the capacitor with the 12 V inverted voltage. So this project lackks of amps. This is useful to low power 12 V appliances. anonymous L1 info? Friday, June 11, 2010 7:10:39 PM

Hey could you give me a little more info on L1, such as actual inductance or what core you used? Monday, November 23, 2009 10:54:15 Mr.HornY 6V to 12V Converter AM Thanks for your stupid circuit, Iv got some problem with reading this... 1- Any punctual value for darned L1? 2- Why you didn't connect ground together? wizard 6V to 12V Converter Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:13:38 PM hello. i am trying to understand how things working.. you said that the circuit will require about 2A from the 6V supply to provide the full 800mA at 12V... if you use smaller amperage from 2A like 100mA and convert the current within the circuit, you cant get 800mA at 12V? i am looking forward for your reply Thank you Newton Brawn 6V to 12V Converter Monday, August 17, 2009 1:21:29 PM It is Working! And the load is 988mA! COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE THE ALL DIMENSIONS OF FERRITE CORE ?? regards danan 6V to 12V Converter Tuesday, August 04, 2009 2:45:51 AM how to make the coil L1 please give to me the clue Danil 6V to 12V Converter Monday, July 27, 2009 9:42:36 AM I build it and the results are very good, I used the centerring of an old car-amplifier to make the coil and put 80 turns of 0.8mm D3 became 15V and the output is 15-16V with an input from 7.5-15V It gives al little noise ... it works very good with only a few comonents. current is 0.75A The last 10 comments are currently shown. Show All Comments. Add A Comment

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