New Intelligent Hardware Design By Mini-Box. Part 4: DC/DC-USB-200


Intelligent buck-boost DC-DC converter with USB interface

PIC. 1   DCDC-USB-200   Hardware TOP-View

Device Features:

  • DCDC-USB-200, Intelligent Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter with USB interface
  • 150 Watts (180 Watts Peak Power)
  • Wide Range of Input Voltage: [ 6V – 34V ]
  • Programmable Output Voltage:  [ 5V – 24V ]
  • Default output 12V
  • High Output Current, up to 15A
  • Dual synchrounous buck boost
  • Spread Spectrum, out of phase operation
  • Applications: power for motherboards with single rail power from any voltage to any voltage, laptops, custom electronics with buck-boost DC-DC.
  • Programmable via USB interface
  • Sends ON/OFF pulse to motherboard
  • 4 modes of operation: DUMB, Automotive, Script or UPS
  • 100% Solid Polymer Capacitors, Japan
  • Dimensions: 160mm * 45mm * 23mm
  • Manufacturer Site

New! enclosure available: DCDC-USB-200 Power Box

USB 2.0 interface




PIC. 2   DCDC-USB-200  General View


Product Description

DCDC-USB-200 – Intelligent buck-boost DC-DC converter with USB interface

   DCDC-USB-200 is a high power buck-boost microcontroller DC-DC converter. This unit accepts any input ranging from 6-34V.

   Output is 12V regulated or output can be changed with simple jumper settings to 5V, 6V, 9V, 12V, 13.5V, 18V or 24V or via USB in fine increments (0.25V) anywhere from 5-24V.

powering motherboard with single rail power from any voltage to any voltage, laptops, custom electronics.     This module can be used to convert any voltage ranging 6-34V to any output volatage from 5-24V.

   The DCDC-USB-200 has 4 modes of operation:

  • Dumb mode: Acts as a regular buck-boost DC-DC converter with wide input (6-34V) and produces a fixed 12V output (or any output from 5-24V)
  • Automotive mode: Acts as an intelligent PSU, ignition aware, will send ON/OFF pulse to the motherboard to turn ON/OFF. Standby power consumption is well under 1mA.
  • UPS mode: The unit will act as an intelligent UPS unit, will shut down at prescribed battery voltages.
  • Script mode: Unit can be programmed to wake up, sleep, based on pre-programmed scripts.



PIC. 3    DCDC-USB   Cable Options


DCDCUSB software: Screenshots [PIC. 4 – PIC. 7]


PIC. 4   DCDC-USB-200 Status


PIC. 5   DCDC-USB-200 Parameters


PIC. 6   DCDC-USB-200 Parameters Explained


PIC. 7   DCDC-USB-200 Script Settings

Download Configuration Software here



Additional features of DCDC-USB-200:

  • Remote ON/OFF switch capable of switching up to 6A, 8A peak.
  • Can control motherboard ON/OFF pins
  • Fused input, TVS protected
  • USB mini, type B
  • All Solid Polymer Capacitors, SVPD series, Sanyo, Japan.

* NOTE: The advanced USB configuration software is intended only for OEM or Advanced Users. cannot be held responsible for any damage that might come from the use of this software done to your power supply or other computer components. Application allows advanced setup of DCDC-USB-200 parameters.

3/10/2016 Extended availability for the next 5 years




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PIC. 8     DCDC-USB-200 ENCLOSURE    Common View  



Enclosure for DCDC-USB-200, intelligent DC-DC converter with USB interface

  •   Material: 0.8mm steel
  •   Paint: silver

Price: $4.50







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