How can I step up DC voltage?

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How can I step up DC voltage?
« on: 08/10/2012 04:30:01 »
RENJITH KM asked the Naked Scientists:
   
How can I step up DC voltage?

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Re: How can I step up DC voltage?
« Reply #1 on: 08/10/2012 12:35:28 »
« Last Edit: 08/10/2012 12:41:33 by RD »

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Re: How can I step up DC voltage?
« Reply #2 on: 09/10/2012 13:56:03 »
I feel the same disappointments now that the fount of all knowledge "Wiki" is available as I once did when chips to do everything started to become available fifty years ago.
At one time one could display ones skill developing a circuit to say do an analogue to digital conversion but now all you must do is select a suitable "chip" from the catalogue that will do a better and cheaper job.
I was preparing to air my knowledge on DC to DC converters but I read the excellent Wiki article, learnt much and withdrew my fingers from the keyboard. 
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Re: How can I step up DC voltage?
« Reply #3 on: 09/10/2012 14:15:14 »
Strictly speaking you can get more power than your source will normally supply, you can get kilowatts from a flashlight battery for a few micro seconds what you can't do is get more energy.
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Re: How can I step up DC voltage?
« Reply #4 on: 10/10/2012 11:01:59 »
It's true that there is a lot of information on Wikipedia, and more thought has gone into it's presentation than a short answer on a blog - but it helps to have a rough idea of the answer, so you can search for relevant terms.

If that fails, Google is actually quite good at answering questions written in plain English...