Pololu 5V Step-Up Voltage Regulator NCP1402

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This compact step-up (or boost) regulator generates 5 V from voltages as low as 0.8 V and delivers up to 200 mA, making it perfect for powering small
Pololu 5V Step-Up Voltage Regulator NCP1402

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This compact step-up (or boost) regulator generates 5 V from voltages as low as 0.8 V and delivers up to 200 mA, making it perfect for powering small 5 V electronics projects from 1 to 3 NiMH, NiCd, or alkaline cells or from a single lithium-ion cell.

These tiny boost (step-up) switching regulators are based on the NCP1402 boost regulator IC. Their small dimensions of just 0.33″ × 0.5″ (8.4 mm × 12.7 mm) and a startup voltage of down to 0.8 V make it easy to build 3.3 V and 5 V circuits that are powered by lower battery voltages. The available output current and output voltage ripple depend on the input voltage (see Typical Efficiency and Output Current section below), but the regulator can provide up to 200 mA if the input voltage is high enough.

With low input voltages, the output voltage ripple is under 40 mV peak-to-peak. When the input voltage is close to the output, the output ripple quickly climbs to 150 mV peak-to-peak. Therefore, adding capacitance from the output to ground is recommended for noise-sensitive applications with input voltages close to the output voltage.

Some example applications include:

  • Powering 3.3 V or 5 V systems from lower-voltage batteries.
  • Powering higher-voltage subsystems in lower-voltage systems (e.g. powering a 5 V sensor in a 3.3 V system).

This regulator is available with a fixed 3.3 V or 5 V output.

For higher-power applications, consider using one of our adjustable boost regulators or our U3V12Fx boost regulators. For a regulator that supports similarly low input voltages but higher currents, consider our U1V11x boost regulators, which offer features that the rest of our boost regulators lack, such as a true shutdown and automatic linear down-regulation when the input voltage exceeds the output voltage.

Dimensions

Size: 0.5" x 0.33" x 0.15"1
Weight: 0.6 g1

General specifications

Minimum operating voltage: 0.8 V
Maximum operating voltage: 5 V
Maximum output current: 200 mA2
Output voltage: 5 V
Reverse voltage protection?: N
Maximum quiescent current: 3 mA3

Identifying markings

PCB dev codes: reg02a
Other PCB markings: 0J1212

Notes:

1
Without included optional headers.
2
This is a function of the boost voltage: the greater the step-up voltage, the less current the unit can supply.
3
With no load. Actual quiescent current depends on input voltage.

Additional Information

SKU ES000317
Manufacturer Pololu

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