Supply voltage

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Supply voltage

Unread postby ASword » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:22 am

The N-1 includes DC conversion that accepts 6-18v input. This is nice and flexible, but in my application I already have a high amperage 5v source (converted from a very high power master 24v source) which powers the HC-1 currently in use, among other things. I would rather have the option of bypassing the on board buck converter and feeding 5v directly. Would it be possible to provide a bypass jumper on the board to allow this to be done? I don’t care about having unused components on the board, but going through multiple conversions does decrease overall efficiency.
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Re: Supply voltage

Unread postby odroid » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:10 am

Because the DCDC converter on the N1 board supports 100% duty-ratio with the PWM controller, it works with 5Volt if the PSU output voltage is 5.2volt or higher.
I've just tested it with SmartPower at 5.25Volt setting.

Can you slightly adjust your converter output voltage to 5.3V?
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Re: Supply voltage

Unread postby ASword » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:52 pm

odroid wrote:Can you slightly adjust your converter output voltage to 5.3V?


Unfortunately no, it isn’t adjustable and I’m not sure the other things I am powering from it aren’t amenable to higher voltage.
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Re: Supply voltage

Unread postby elatllat » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:48 pm

ASword wrote:...DC conversion ... efficiency.

quantitatively would that be 0.15W (5% of 3W)?
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Re: Supply voltage

Unread postby ASword » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:30 am

elatllat wrote:
ASword wrote:...DC conversion ... efficiency.

quantitatively would that be 0.15W (5% of 3W)?


It’s worse than that because I don’t have an efficient 6-18v source. I have a 24->15.5v converter (600W) for other components that I’m hoping to remove from my system. Adding more devices that use it goes against that goal, and at low loads it is only about 90% efficient. Also, my odroid carries a continuous load, it isn’t idle.
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Re: Supply voltage

Unread postby ludwich » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:38 pm

The Range of the powersupply is great, but optimize it to a 19 V - the standard notebook supply voltage. Thats a great benefit for the users!

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Re: Supply voltage

Unread postby crashoverride » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:42 am

ludwich wrote:but optimize it to a 19 V - the standard notebook supply voltage

How about offering an adapter instead? The 12V supply means I can power boards, drives, etc from a variety of supply sources. The 19V is far less diverse in its offerings (brick only).
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Re: Supply voltage

Unread postby ASword » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:56 am

Yeah, I wasn't suggesting a change to the powersupply on the board (although supporting up to 24v would also solve my issue). I was just hoping for a jumper that would bypass it and allow me to feed a solid 5v directly to the board from my own powersupply.
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