Video Switching regulators make use of the energy storage properties of capacitors and inductors. A transistor, or switch, controls the charging and discharging. This method makes for an efficient regulator but can be difficult to design. Show Notes Here are links to the products mentioned in AddOhms #18: LM3671 Buck Controller from Texas Instruments LM3671 Breakout board from Adafruit PowerBoost 1000 (boost converter) from Adafruit VERTER (buck-boost converter) from Adafruit These are articles related to…

Schematics Part 1: Passive Component Symbols Schematics are the language used to describe electrical and electronic circuits. To understand how to read them, you need to know how each of the basic symbols looks. Part 1 of this 3 part tutorial describes passive components like resistors, capacitors, and wires. Part 2: Active Schematic SymbolsPart 3: Arduino Schematic