9V battery replacement circuit


3.6V to 10V charge-pump DC-DC converter - battery replacement

DC-DC converter schematic


This power supply circuit contains two charge-pump DC-DC converters which can delivery up to -10V for a 2,0V to 3,6V input voltage battery. For a current consumption of 7mA the output voltage it will drop to 9V, but this is enough to power a portable handheld instrument. The overall efficiency it will be up to 74% for a 2V input voltage and 60% for a 3.6V lithium polymer battery cell.

First charge-pump DC-DC converter based on MAX 619 from Maxim , C70851 smd code , delivers a regulated 5V +/- 4% output at max. 50mA. To maintain the greatest efficiency over the entire input voltage range, the MAX619's internal charge pump operates as a voltage doubler when input voltage ranges from 3.0V to 3.6V, and as a voltage tripler when it ranges from 2.0V to 2.5V.

The second charge pump converter use a TC682 circuit from Microchip and it provides an inverted doubled (-10V) output from a single positive supply (+5V regulated). An on-board 12kHz (typical) oscillator frequency provides the clock and only 3 external capacitors are required for full circuit implementation. Low output source impedance (typically 140Ω), provides output current up to 10mA.

Download schematic,PCB in pdf format and Orcad file source from here.

10V DC-DC converter placement of circuit components

Components placement on printed circuit board

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