[time-nuts] DC-DC converter

Alan Hochhalter alanh137 at comcast.net
Sat Sep 26 03:24:31 UTC 2009

Alan Hochhalter wrote:
> Joseph Gray wrote:
>> Does anyone know where I can get an inexpensive 12VDC to 48VDC
>> converter to power one of my Z3801A's? I can find 12VDC to 24VDC
>> units, like this one at Jameco:
>> http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=212514 
>> Thanks.
> Powerstream (http://www.powerstream.com) makes a dc/dc converter that, 
> if I understand it correctly, can take 8-48 V in and put out 2-80 V.  
> I've never used one but they make it sound like you can program the 
> output voltage.  The price isn't exactly low, but 12 V to 48 V seems 
> to be much less common than the other way round unless you find a 
> surplus unit or something like that.  The only experience I have with 
> their products is two 24 V to 12 V converters from them for use in a 
> surplus military truck.  I don't have all that many hours of use to 
> judge their reliability.
> Alan
Ignore what I just said in my last e-mail.  I didn't read the part about 
the $500-$2000 fee for them to set it up!  I thought you could do that 
yourself if you got a board for $80.  Way to expensive to consider!

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