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6vdc Lantern Battery - MintyBoost
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6vdc Lantern Battery - MintyBoost

by cewmjtm on Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:54 pm

What if any modifications would need to be preformed if I wanted to utilize a 6vdc Lantern Battery as the power supply for Minty Boost? I am looking to build a unit that I could use in an emergency event, and one that may be able to recharge an Iphone multiple times

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Re: 6vdc Lantern Battery - MintyBoost

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:30 am

The maximum input for the MintyBoost is 5v. Since 6v is higher than 5v, what you need is a 'buck' converter, not a 'boost' converter. We have the UBEC, which can take v or more and convert it to 5v: https://www.adafruit.com/products/1385

And there is also the 'Verter' which can do both buck and boost conversion. This gives you the most flexibility in power-supplies.
https://www.adafruit.com/products/2190

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Re: 6vdc Lantern Battery - MintyBoost

by cewmjtm on Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:46 am

if I understand the desc, it appears that the "verter" power supply is all I need (besides the USB connector) for a 6vdc lantern battery / iphone charger .. I can use the Mintybost in its original config as a separate unit, correct?

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Re: 6vdc Lantern Battery - MintyBoost

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:13 am

That is correct. You can plug your phone (or other USB device) directly into the Verter.

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