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Step down 12v to 6v

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by kenek, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. kenek


    Apr 20, 2013
    I have a 12v battery pack that I need to step down to 6v to run my project. Is there a simple way of doing this?
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    This is an application for a voltage regulator.

    Simple and cheap (but wasting half the power) is a linear regulator.

    More complex, but far more efficient is a switchmode regulator.

    What current is required? If it's under an amp or so, I would use something like this.
  3. kenek


    Apr 20, 2013
    That would be perfect but I am pressed for time and have to have it running in 2 days. It should be 1000mA max
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