|April 22, 2022
Fully isolated 6 volt to 12 volt DC/DC Converter (Regulator)
6 volt to 12 volt DC/DC converters at low cost. Suitable for voltage stabilization of automobile electronics, special purpose UPS, etc. 3 Year Warranty.
These DC/DC converters are useful for voltage conversion to operate 12 volt negative ground electronics off 6 volt, positive ground or negative ground vehicles, best for radios, stereos, DVDs, CB radios, transmitters.
This is a 6 volt dc to 12 volt dc converter. These are fully isolated Boost Converters.
The PSTC-0624012 is a fully isolated 109 Watt 6V to 12V DC converter that can be used with either negative ground or positive ground cars. Positive ground 6V cars can now run 12 volt negative ground electronics.
Note: For the PVTC125-6-12 the outputs are fully isolated from the inputs so you can connect the negative output to the car chassis whether the car is a positive or negative ground. The DC converter draws a lot of amps from the car, so be careful when running the unit when the engine is not running or you will drain the battery.
Q: My DC converter shuts itself off.
A: The main cause of this is over temperature. This can come from putting the unit in the engine compartment, but it can also happen in places like Phoenix, Arizona where the car is left in a parking lot to bake.
This can also come from trying to draw too much power from the unit. A stereo rated at 180 watts will draw much more than 180 watts from the 12 volt line because of inefficiencies in the amplifier. You may not be able to turn the stereo to these kind of sound pressures without the DC converter shutting itself off.
Our engineers say that an amplifier that is rated for 180 watts output to the speakers can draw up to 410 watts from the 12 volt supply.
The two effects add to each other. When the ambient temperature is high the dc converter will shut off at lower decibels.
Q: Can the PVTC125-6-12 be used with 6 volt cars that have negative ground?
A: Yes. You do not have to isolate the stereo system from the car chassis. The PVTC125-6-12 works with either negative ground or positive ground cars.
Installation of the PVTC125-6-12
Input: Hook up the plus and minus inputs as indicated on the front panel.
Output: Take the minus output and ground it to the car's chassis. Take the plus output and attach it to the radio.
Mounting: Mount the PVTC125-6-12 in a place that will be free from dust and spray. Use large cables for the input, plan for 23 amps draw at 6 volts for 136 watts peak output.
Inexpensive, high current DC/DC converter stabilizes voltage in automotive applications.
Also can be used to provide regulated 12 volts from a 6 volt sealed lead acid battery--excellent for special purpose UPS DC battery backups.
High efficiency >85%.