Electronic enthusiasts, developers, makers and hobbyists looking for a programmable power controller may be interested in a new piece of hardware which has been created by Imaginative Discoveries from Canada.
The VConduit is being marketed as the very first programmable power controller that is capable of transforming any battery or wall adapter into a variable power supply.
Watch the promotional video below to learn more about the VConduit programmable power controller board which comes complete with software and 3D printed case.
Combined with just a wall adapter, VConduit becomes a cheap adjustable power supply. With an output range of 1.2-25V and max current of 2.5A, VConduit can power anything from Arduinos and Raspberry Pis to multiple DC Motors. Simply connect the device to your PC and change the output voltage via our simple built-in app. Since VConduit is programmable, you can re-use it for every project!
VConduit is a compact, high-power, efficient and programmable DC-DC switching regulator with input/output filters implemented in hardware. VConduit is breadboard friendly – the lower end of the device hosts 3 SIL pins, ready to be plugged into any standard breadboard. If you would rather use a wired connection, VConduit comes equipped with tinned holes for soldering your own Vin, Vout and ground to the board. VConduit also has many safety features and great heat dissipation as it is a 4 layer PCB.
Traditional power controllers are limited by their input and output voltage range, overall wattage, adjustability once in a circuit, and their voltage inaccuracy due to their potentiometers. We have dealt with these issues by incorporating the best electronics into our design:
• The DC-DC regulation is controlled by one of Texas Instruments LMxxxx series voltage regulators and due to its inherent efficiency, VConduit can reach an efficiency of over 95%.
• The input voltage can range from 5-32V
• The output voltage can range from 1.2-25V
• The maximum current of 2.5A
• The maximum power is 60W.
For more information on the new VConduit jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from CAD$25 by following the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News