[sdiy] MAX1044/ICL7660 or equivalents - experiences?

Justin Owen juzowen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 12:27:04 CEST 2013

Thanks everyone - helpful, much appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
From: Olivier Gillet [ol.gillet at gmail.com]
Received: 18.06.2013 21:43:49
To: Justin Owen
Cc: SDIY List
Subject: Re: [sdiy] MAX1044/ICL7660 or equivalents - experiences?

I used the MAX1044 on an earlier project and "upgraded" to a LT1054 for the
Shruthi. It can be configured to work at a higher switching frequency, has
a built-in regulation capabilities (which I don't use), can deliver more
current, and tolerates higher input voltages.

One thing to be careful is that it is destroyed if the input voltage
exceeds 15V. This will happen more often than you'll expect with some cheap
unregulated 9V wall-warts people are going to power your device too. I've
seen some of these have output peaks at 16V even when loaded!


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM, Justin Owen <juzowen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm starting to tinker with a small, low-wattage transistor amp project.
> I'd like to run it off a standard Boss DC 9V wall wart - but I'd like to
> avoid going the Single supply/Biasing/Virtual Ground route.
> Anybody here used the MAX1044 or any of it's equivalents?
> Experiences/Alternatives/Pros/Cons etc.?
> Thanks.
> Justin
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