Monthly Archives: August 2022

  1. What is a DC to DC Converter Used for & How Does it Work?

    Looking to convert one DC voltage to another? This is actually more commonplace than you may realize - and it requires the use of a specialized DC-DC converter.

    Wait - what is a DC to DC converter? And what are they used for? How do they work? You have questions and we've got the answers. Today, we'll cover all this and a whole lot more. You'll learn everything there is to know about these converters - including the different types on the market, and how to choose one for your unique application. We'll even explain where you can find efficient, reliable DC-DC converters no matter the use-case.

    Let's get started with the first question at hand today...what is a DC to DC converter in the first place?

    What is a DC to DC Converter? 

    A DC to DC converter is an electronic device that converts direct current (DC) from one voltage level to another. They are also known as DC-DC converters or DC/DC converters.  These converters can be used to increase or decrease the voltage level. The most common type is the step-down converter, which takes a higher DC voltage and converts it to a lower one - but there are also step-up converters that do the reverse.

    There are multiple uses for DC to DC converters. They can be used in electronic devices like cell phones and laptops where different voltages are required for different components. For example, a laptop typically requires 19 volts to charge its battery but only 12 volts to run its display. A DC to DC converter steps down the 19 volts from the charger to 12 volts for the display. 

    We'll take a deeper look at the use cases for these converters later on. First, let's explain how these work.

    How Does a DC to DC Converter Work?

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  2. Connecting Power Supplies in Series vs Parallel: Which Approach is Best?

    There will undoubtedly come a situation where a single power supply isn't going to cut it for you. You'll need to connect multiple power supplies together to reach your desired power output. And when the time comes, you'll have two approaches you can take: connecting power supplies in parallel or connecting power supplies in series. Which of these approaches makes the most sense for you, though? That's what we're here to answer today.

    Bravo Electro is the premier ACDC power supply source in the industry. But we don't just have the products you need to get (and stay) up and running - we have the resources you need, too. We're here to demystify power supply and electric components so you can enjoy confidence and peace of mind in setting yours up. In this in-depth guide, you'll learn all about connecting power supplies together - we'll discuss the pros and cons of both the parallel and series connections, and help you make the right choice for your needs. By the end of this article, you'll know all there is to know about the power supply in series vs parallel debate.

    We've got quite a bit to cover today, and don't want to waste any more of your time. So, let's start by discussing the cases in which you may need to connect multiple power supplies together.

    Why Connect Power Supplies Together?

    There are a few reasons you might need to connect multiple power supplies together. The first, and most obvious reason, is that you need more power output than what a single power supply can provide. Sure, you can get a more powerful power supply in some cases - but this isn't always feasible.

    For example, let's say you're running

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