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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 1
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Excellent voltage regulator – Mini DC-DC Voltage Stabilizer/Regulator Module Reviews

posted by zimmund on 11/13/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
The LM2596 is an excellent IC. The output is quite steady and clean. I'm using it with a pack of batteries to feed servos (5V) and the output remains around the same voltage throughout the life of the batteries. It may have a slight variation, but it's ok for common electronics.
Cons:
My unit came with a broken potentiometer. I desoldered the original and placed a similar one (same resistance value). It looks nice, but the quality is not top notch.
Other:
Keep in mind that you must feed more voltage than the desired output. It's not a step up converter!
Bottomline:
A nice regulator if you don't want to tinker with a particular IC yourself! It's easy to use.

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