In our last article we focused on the distinction between the AC transformer and the DC to DC power supply, frequently referred to as the DC to DC converter. Here, we explain the importance of specifying them to suit environment and/or application. Defined environments coupled with desired electrical specifications make up the comprehensive specification of a given DC-DC converter.
The two key factors confronting the manufacturer of a DC DC converter are:
1) where th DC Converter will be used and
2) what will be the DC Converter load; i.e. what is it intended to power.