Step-Up Voltage Regulators

Boost converters generate a regulated output voltage that is higher than the input voltage. For quick comparison, the following table shows some of the key stats for the regulators in this category:

Regulator Output voltage Max input current Min input voltage Typical efficiency Size Price
#2563: U1V10F3 3.3 V 1.2 A 0.5 V 65% – 85% 0.35″ × 0.45″ $4.49
#2564: U1V10F5 5 V 1.2 A 0.5 V 70% – 90% 0.35″ × 0.45″ $4.49
#2560: U1V11A 2 V – 5.25 V 1.2 A 0.5 V 70% – 90% 0.45″ × 0.6″ $5.49
#2561: U1V11F3 3.3 V 1.2 A 0.5 V 70% – 90% 0.45″ × 0.6″ $4.95
#2562: U1V11F5 5 V 1.2 A 0.5 V 70% – 90% 0.45″ × 0.6″ $4.95
#2115: U3V12F5 5 V 1.4 A 2.5 V 80% – 90% 0.32″ × 0.515″ $3.95
#2116: U3V12F9 9 V 1.4 A 2.5 V 80% – 90% 0.32″ × 0.515″ $3.95
#2117: U3V12F12 12 V 1.4 A 2.5 V 80% – 90% 0.32″ × 0.515″ $3.95
#2565: U3V50F5 5 V 5 A 2.9 V 80% – 90% 0.6″ × 1.9″ $13.95
#2566: U3V50F6 6 V 5 A 2.9 V 80% – 90% 0.6″ × 1.9″ $13.95
#2567: U3V50F9 9 V 5 A 2.9 V 85% – 95% 0.6″ × 1.9″ $13.95
#2568: U3V50F12 12 V 5 A 2.9 V 85% – 95% 0.6″ × 1.9″ $13.95
#2569: U3V50F24 24 V 5 A 2.9 V 90% – 95% 0.6″ × 1.9″ $15.95
#2570: U3V50ALV 4 V – 12 V 5 A 2.9 V 80% – 95% 0.6″ × 1.9″ $14.95
#2571: U3V50AHV 9 V – 30 V 5 A 2.9 V 85% – 95% 0.6″ × 1.9″ $16.95
#2114: 3.3V NCP1402 3.3 V 0.35 A 0.8 V 75% – 90% 0.33″ × 0.5″ $4.95
#798: 5V NCP1402 5 V 0.35 A 0.8 V 75% – 90% 0.33″ × 0.5″ $4.95
#791: Adjustable Boost 2.5–9.5V 2.5 V – 9.5 V 2 A 1.5 V 80% – 90% 0.42″ × 0.88″ $11.95
#799: Adjustable Boost 4–25V 4 V – 25 V 2 A 1.5 V 80% – 90% 0.42″ × 0.88″ $11.95


Products in category “Step-Up Voltage Regulators”

Pololu item #: 2563
Price: $4.49
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This tiny (0.35″×0.45″) U1V10F3 switching step-up (or boost) voltage regulator efficiently generates 3.3 V from input voltages as low as 0.5 V. Unlike most boost regulators, the U1V10F3 automatically switches to a linear down-regulation mode when the input voltage exceeds the output. The pins have a 0.1″ spacing, making this board compatible with standard solderless breadboards and perfboards.

Pololu item #: 2564
Price: $4.49
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This tiny (0.35″×0.45″) U1V10F5 switching step-up (or boost) voltage regulator efficiently generates 5 V from input voltages as low as 0.5 V. Unlike most boost regulators, the U1V10F5 automatically switches to a linear down-regulation mode when the input voltage exceeds the output. The pins have a 0.1″ spacing, making this board compatible with standard solderless breadboards and perfboards.

Pololu item #: 2560
Price: $5.49
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This compact (0.45″×0.6″) U1V11A switching step-up (or boost) voltage regulator efficiently boosts input voltages as low as 0.5 V to an adjustable output voltage between 2 V and 5.25 V. Unlike most boost regulators, the U1V11A offers a true shutdown option that turns off power to the load, and it automatically switches to a linear down-regulation mode when the input voltage exceeds the output. The pins have a 0.1″ spacing, making this board compatible with standard solderless breadboards and perfboards.

Pololu item #: 2561
Price: $4.95
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This compact (0.45″×0.6″) U1V11F3 switching step-up (or boost) voltage regulator efficiently generates 3.3 V from input voltages as low as 0.5 V. Unlike most boost regulators, the U1V11F3 offers a true shutdown option that turns off power to the load, and it automatically switches to a linear down-regulation mode when the input voltage exceeds the output. The pins have a 0.1″ spacing, making this board compatible with standard solderless breadboards and perfboards.

Pololu item #: 2562
Price: $4.95
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This compact (0.45″×0.6″) U1V11F5 switching step-up (or boost) voltage regulator efficiently generates 5 V from input voltages as low as 0.5 V. Unlike most boost regulators, the U1V11F5 offers a true shutdown option that turns off power to the load, and it automatically switches to a linear down-regulation mode when the input voltage exceeds the output. The pins have a 0.1″ spacing, making this board compatible with standard solderless breadboards and perfboards.

Pololu item #: 2115
Price: $3.95
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The compact (0.32″×0.515″) U3V12F5 switching step-up (or boost) voltage regulator takes an input voltage as low as 2.5 V and efficiently boosts it to 5 V. The pins have a 0.1″ spacing, making this board compatible with standard solderless breadboards and perfboards.

Pololu item #: 2116
Price: $3.95
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The compact (0.32″×0.515″) U3V12F9 switching step-up (or boost) voltage regulator takes an input voltage as low as 2.5 V and efficiently boosts it to 9 V. The pins have a 0.1″ spacing, making this board compatible with standard solderless breadboards and perfboards.

Pololu item #: 2117
Price: $3.95
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The compact (0.32″×0.515″) U3V12F12 switching step-up (or boost) voltage regulator takes an input voltage as low as 2.5 V and efficiently boosts it to 12 V. The pins have a 0.1″ spacing, making this board compatible with standard solderless breadboards and perfboards.

Pololu item #: 2565
Price: $13.95
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This powerful boost regulator efficiently generates an output voltage of 5 V from an input voltage as low as 2.9 V while allowing an input current as high as 5 A.

Pololu item #: 2566
Price: $13.95
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This powerful boost regulator efficiently generates an output voltage of 6 V from an input voltage as low as 2.9 V while allowing an input current as high as 5 A.

Pololu item #: 2567
Price: $13.95
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This powerful boost regulator efficiently generates an output voltage of 9 V from an input voltage as low as 2.9 V while allowing an input current as high as 5 A.

Pololu item #: 2568
Price: $13.95
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This powerful boost regulator efficiently generates an output voltage of 12 V from an input voltage as low as 2.9 V while allowing an input current as high as 5 A.

Pololu item #: 2569
Price: $15.95
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This powerful boost regulator efficiently generates an output voltage of 24 V from an input voltage as low as 2.9 V while allowing an input current as high as 5 A.

Pololu item #: 2570
Price: $14.95
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This powerful boost regulator efficiently boosts input voltages as low as 2.9 V to a higher, adjustable output voltage between 4 V and 12 V while allowing an input current as high as 5 A.

Pololu item #: 2571
Price: $16.95
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This powerful boost regulator efficiently boosts input voltages as low as 2.9 V to a higher, adjustable output voltage between 9 V and 30 V while allowing an input current as high as 5 A.

Pololu item #: 2114
Price: $4.95
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This compact step-up (or boost) regulator generates 3.3 V from voltages as low as 0.8 V and delivers up to 200 mA, making it perfect for powering small 3.3 V electronics projects from one or two NiMH, NiCd, or alkaline cells.

Pololu item #: 798
Price: $4.95
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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.

Pololu item #: 791
Price: $11.95
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This powerful, adjustable boost regulator can generate an output voltage as high as 9.5 V from an input voltage as low as 1.5 V, all in a compact, 0.42″ x 0.88″ x 0.23″ package. A trimmer potentiometer lets you set the boost regulator’s output voltage to a value between 2.5 and 9.5 V.

Pololu item #: 799
Price: $11.95
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This powerful, adjustable boost regulator can generate an output voltage as high as 25 V from an input voltage as low as 1.5 V, all in a compact, 0.42″ x 0.88″ x 0.23″ package. A trimmer potentiometer lets you set the boost regulator’s output voltage to a value between 4 and 25 V.

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