Need to boost a lower voltage to a stable 5V? Perhaps from a 3.7V LiPo battery or a couple of AA/AAA cells? PowerBoost is a Boost converter which converts 1.8V+ to 5.2V. The extra 0.2V compensate for voltage drop across long wires and similar situations to ensure full 5V power supply to your project.They are safe to use with any product that runs on 5V supply like Arduino boards,Trinkets, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, etc.
The PowerBoost 500 is powered by TPS61090 boost converter chip from Texas Instruments has some handy features like Synchronous Operation, High efficiency, Low battery Detection, etc.
PowerBoost 500 gives out at least 500mA current so it's good for most of your needs, if you need to power more power hungry products like a Raspberry PI or Beaglebone, you might want to look at PowerBoost 1000.
|Dimensions||28mm x 22mm x 2mm / 1.1" x 0.9" x 0.08"|
|Output Current||500mA+ from as low as 1.8V, 750mA+ from 2 NiMH or Alkaline batteries, and 1000mA from a 3.7V LiPoly/LiIon battery or 3 NiMH/Alkalines|
|Low Quiescent Current||5mA when enabled and 20uA when disabled|