This small synchronous switching step-down (or buck) regulator takes an input voltage to 36V and efficiently reduces it to 5V. The board measures only 0.7″ × 0.7″ yet delivers a typical continuous output current of up to 2.5A and features reverse voltage protection. Typical efficiencies of 85% to 95% make this regulator well suited for powering moderate loads like sensors or small motors. An optional shutdown pin enables a low-power state with a current draw of around 20 μA to 350 μA, depending on the input voltage, and a power-good output indicates when the regulator cannot adequately maintain the output voltage.
The modules have built-in reverse-voltage protection, short-circuit protection, a thermal shutdown feature that helps prevent damage from overheating, and a soft-start feature that reduces inrush current.