Coilcraft and Linear Technology make our circuits electrical hermits

All of our pluggable power modules on the next vehicle will be fully isolated to help avoid faults that might kill electronics. We’re pairing Linear LT3573 chips with the GA3429 transformer from Coilcraft.

Coilcraft generously sent us 50 of these transformers and Linear Technology gave us plenty of the switching regulator chips with which to use them. Together they should help us make our electronics even more robust.

The circuit is working on the test bench, and we’re sending out the final revision of the boards with our next PCB batch. We’re definitely looking forward to popping these in everywhere!

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    solar power brisbane
    Posted at 23:28h, 13 May

    Cant wait to see you guys at the world solar challenge in 2011. Will you guys be there?