In the UAV world, a large number of components and electronic devices are required. This makes Embention has printed in its DNA the R&D necessary for the development and design of a multitude of systems and electronic components, essential for the manufacture of drones. Now, we will go into detail about one of these electronic components, their characteristics and qualities. We will talk about the Direct Current Current power converter (DC-DC power converter).
What is the DC-DC power converter?
The DC-DC power converter is an electronic device, specifically is a circuit designed to transform one DC voltage into another DC voltage, too. That kind of electronic equipment is used in a multitude of electronic types of equipment, which are necessary for various services and applications: agriculture, aeronautics, photovoltaics, mechanics, railways, etc.
Drones are one of the teams that are currently continuously related to services linked to all types of applications. This causes the industrial growth of the drones to be unstoppable. The strong market demand makes that the DC-DC power converter which is necessary for drones, were smaller and more reliable, and Embention works to get the best version of the DC-DC power converter in our Veronte Redundant DC-DC, developing aeronautical grade components
DC-DC power converter types
There are several types of converters, which are usually grouped into three:
- Buck converter: The voltage of the output decreases with respect to the input.
- Boost converter: The voltage of the output increases with respect to the input.
- Buck-Boost reducer-elevator converter: It is capable of performing both functions.
Veronte Redundant DC-DC power converter for UAVs
The Veronte Redundant DC-DC power converter is an extremely small and light, its dimensions are only 3cm x 2cm and its weight is about 10 grams. Its design accepts an input voltage of 7V to 36V, and provides an output voltage between 1.2V to 15V. The desired output voltage setting is simply done by It is simply done by regulating a potentiometer with the help of a screwdriver. The possibility of adjusting the output voltage is a great advantage since it does not make it necessary to use different converters for the different output voltages, which allows this converter to be used for any of the equipment integrated in the UAV. Simplifying the system and minimizing the number of different references.
If we talk about reliability, the Veronte Redundant DC-DC is developed with high-performance aeronautical grade components. In addition, it allows its use as a redundant component. With the installation of 2 or more units in parallel, the Veronte Redundant DC-DC system has a system of self-management of redundancy allowing to continue with the operation in case of simple failure. This is a fundamental functionality, because a hardware without redundancy could produce catastrophic consequences in a flight operation in which a failure happened.