Adafruit 12V Bias Voltage Boost Converter - TPS61040

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The Adafruit 12V Bias Voltage Boost Converter uses our new favorite mini-booster, the TI TPS61040, to generate a 12V DC from as little as 3V input. We use this chip a ton in our OLED boards, to generate the 12V bias voltage needed for the displays to function. But there's probably many other times and reasons you may want a high-ish voltage, such as driving an LED string backlight or re-programming FLASH or EEPROM memories.

Note that this board isn't good for high power driving, like solenoids or motors or long analog LED strips. You can get about 40mA out max. But definitely easier than getting a separate 12V supply when just a small amount of current is needed and you've already got 3.3 or 5V on the board.

You get one fully assembled breakout with a TPS61040 and required passive components, and a small bit of header. Give 2 to 6V DC on the IN and Ground pins. Then you'll have 12V on the 12V output pin. The Enable pin can be pulled low to disable the output.

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Technical Details

TPS61040 Features:

  • 1.8-V to 6-V Input Voltage Range
  • Fixed Output Voltage 12V
  • 400-mA (TPS61040) Internal Switch Current - this is not the same as the output current which is 40mA to 80mA
  • Up to 1-MHz Switching Frequency
  • 28-μA Typical No-Load Quiescent Current
  • 1-μA Typical Shutdown Current
  • Internal Soft Start

PCB Files available on GitHub

Product Dimensions: 15.2mm x 10.0mm x 2.9mm / 0.6" x 0.4" x 0.1"

Product Weight: 0.1g / 0.0oz

RoHS 2 2011 65 EU Compliant
RoHS 2 2015 863 EU Compliant