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…

Part 2: Active Component Symbols https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpL5omjyfww 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 look. Part 2 of this 3 part tutorial describes the symbols used for active components like diodes, transistors (BJTs and MOSFETs). Part 1: Passive ComponentsPart 3: Arduino Schematic