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SMPS Tutorial (3): Charge Pumps, Buck Converters, Switched Mode …

SMPS Tutorial (3): Charge Pumps, Buck Converters, Switched Mode ...

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This is part 3 of my tutorial series about SMPS. In this video I derive the idea of switching converters from the disadvantages of the linear regulator. Based on that idea I explain 2 switching converter topologies:

1.) The Charge Pump (Switched Capacitor Voltage Converter)
2.) The Buck Converter

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  1. Date: August 5, 2014 at 12:47
    Author: Dave Pye

    Hi. These are very informative videos. Explained in a way that's easy to understand. Keep up the excellent work.

  2. Date: September 4, 2014 at 20:38
    Author: bakupcpu

    Awesome video 🙂 I always love those refresher 😉 Thanks!

  3. Date: November 7, 2014 at 13:04
    Author: Marc Belanger

    You have some really great videos. You do really super work as well. Great Job, You make this easy to learn as well. All I have forgotten over the years from school I have picked right back up very quickly from your video series.

  4. Date: November 7, 2014 at 18:10

    These videos are awesome. Can you please post the second part of your Ebay electronics tear down and fix videos? I am really new at this hobby and I am addicted to your videos.

  5. Date: January 10, 2015 at 13:53

    Respect for the creator if this Great Youtube Series. It's quite easy to understand and follow your ideas. Thanks a lot. Btw, sounds like a German accent.

  6. Date: February 21, 2015 at 08:05
    Author: bain5872

    Excellent, just excellent videos. Very well thought out and executed. As a 25 year technician, I can say, I've re-learned something from your videos. The direct nature of your presentation is outstanding and I'm sure, will help students and guys with foggy minds, such as myself. I love your German accent. Danke!   

  7. Date: April 10, 2015 at 12:44
    Author: funkyironman69

    Charge pumps are mainly used in transistor driving circuits aren't they?

  8. Date: May 23, 2015 at 19:20
    Author: Mr Chipz

    fantastic set of videos. Thank you for taking the time to make these!

  9. Date: June 7, 2015 at 07:04
    Author: SirArghPirate

    You mentioned that lightbulbs can withstand short pwm pulses of higher peak voltage than the rating, but does that apply to power leds as well, as long as the pwm frequency is high enough?

  10. Date: July 30, 2015 at 03:28
    Author: Peter D

    @13:40 The light in my head turned on when you said that. claps Great way of teaching things.

  11. Date: September 23, 2015 at 03:51
    Author: etb513

    Your videos are fantastic – very well presented! Thanks for taking the time to make them. Subbed!

  12. Date: October 1, 2015 at 05:46
    Author: Chim Tang

    I hope my college teacher could taught me in this way,then I wouldnt fail the the way,you really did a fantastic job,keep doing this plz

  13. Date: October 8, 2015 at 11:35
    Author: Robonza

    I am really enjoying your series of videos. They are accurate and informative. Well done.

    One point to note where you say our eyes are too slow to see kilohertz flicker of the light bulb. I think you will find a light bulb is thermally unable to respond that fast and the flicker is negligible due the the thermal inertia of the filament.

  14. Date: October 12, 2015 at 21:41
    Author: Nico Schlüter

    I am new to electronics and need a power source for my project:
    IN: 250V AC
    OUT: 10-250V DC 0-10 Amps (current limited) independent of voltage

    Would a Buck converter with some current limiting circuit be a good fit?
    I do not jet understand what the LC-Filter is for, wouldn't a Capacitor Parallel to the Output average the voltage as well?

    Thank you for making these videos, they are very helpful!

  15. Date: October 17, 2015 at 12:32
    Author: john smith

    Lol….at 21'02 sec translator says " back convert to Islam "
    Great series anyway
    ( frenchman )

  16. Date: October 22, 2015 at 17:09
    Author: gert3d

    Would it be possible to modify an ATX power supply so it puts out more power (amperage) at 12V?

  17. Date: November 21, 2015 at 23:39
    Author: Arturo Garcia

    ur music intro reminds me of a tv show intro music…cant figure out wich one is,,,u know what tv show or series has same music intro????'''

  18. Date: May 9, 2016 at 12:25
    Author: Mark Rakemaker

    Great video! I'm fairly good at electronics. I build and repair tube amplifiers. These typically use a linear power supply consisting of a transformer, a rectifier, and filtering. I'm gathering the necessary knowledge and information in order to build a SMPS for a tube pre-amp. I'd like to be able to take 120 VAC up to around 300 VDC (200 ma). Any ideas that could steer me in the right direction?

  19. Date: May 29, 2016 at 07:00
    Author: Tobias Link

    Thank you very much for your great video series! You seem to be the only person on YouTube who is able to explain SMPS in a way, beginners understand how they work! So thanks again for your efforts!

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